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Competition & Antitrust

11 April 2019
Hao Zhan Chip industry merger filings: what you need to know

China - AnJie Law Firm

The refusal of the Chinese antitrust authority to green light the Qualcomm/NXP merger garnered significant attention and shone a spotlight on China's merger review practice, particularly with regard to the chip industry. This article provides an overview of Chinese merger control by examining the major chip industry mergers that the former Ministry of Commerce and the current State Administration for Market Regulation have approved with remedies to date.

Authors: Hao Zhan, Ying Song, Stephanie Wu Yuanyuan
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Man Mohan Sharma Supreme Court limits NCLAT's appellate jurisdiction

India - Vaish Associates Advocates

The Supreme Court recently set aside a National Company Law Tribunal order and restored the appeal which had been dismissed thereby. The appeal concerned a stay order which the Competition Commission of India had granted subject to the appellant paying a sum equal to 10% of the total penalty. In its landmark ruling, the court confirmed that the right to appeal envisioned by the Competition Act cannot be restricted by the requirement that a pre-deposit be paid.

Author: Man Mohan Sharma
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Amanda Wait Strategies to avoid lengthy pre-merger reviews

USA - Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Second requests can be expensive, time consuming and distracting to clients' employees. One way to ease the burden of a second request is to avoid it altogether. While second requests are inevitable for some transactions, certain strategies can help to lessen the likelihood of one being issued.

Authors: Amanda Wait, Andrew Eklund
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Claudia Bock Health products distributor fined for resale price maintenance

Czech Republic - Schoenherr Attorneys at Law

Authors: Claudia Bock, Monika Svikova
Man Mohan Sharma CCI closes investigation into Kerala Cement Dealers' Association and Ramco

India - Vaish Associates Advocates

Author: Man Mohan Sharma
Marcel Meinhardt Federal Administrative Court rules on right to silence in competition investigations

Switzerland - Lenz & Staehelin

Authors: Marcel Meinhardt, Luzius Sidler
Shai Bakal Major competition law reform comes into force

Israel - Tadmor Levy & Co

Authors: Shai Bakal, Alexander Wolf