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Competition & Antitrust

20 February 2020
Michael Gu What's new in revised draft of Anti-monopoly Law?

China - AnJie Law Firm

The State Administration for Market Regulation recently released a revised draft of the Anti-monopoly Law (AML) for public comment. In general, the revised draft follows the current AML's basic framework; however, it significantly enhances the legal liability of AML violators. This article highlights key changes proposed by the revised draft and discusses why these changes matter for business entities from a practical point of view.

Authors: Michael Gu, Charles Xiang
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Marcel Meinhardt Federal Supreme Court examines margin squeeze under Swiss competition law

Switzerland - Lenz & Staehelin

The Federal Supreme Court recently confirmed that Swisscom had abused its dominant position by charging abusive prices for wholesale broadband services between 2001 and 2007. Swisscom was found to have left its competitors no possibility to gain a sufficient profit margin between the wholesale prices charged by Swisscom and their retail prices (so-called 'margin squeeze'). This was the court's first judgment where it examined a margin squeeze under Swiss competition law.

Authors: Marcel Meinhardt, Suzan Hacisalihzade
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Recent updates

Gönenç Gürkaynak Competition aspects of merger control: 2019 M&A status report

Turkey - ELIG Gurkaynak Attorneys-at-Law

Author: Gönenç Gürkaynak
Gerald A Stein Understanding FTC's monetary equitable remedies under Section 13(b) for antitrust violations

USA - Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Author: Gerald A Stein
Sanaya F Vachha Food for thought: Engro Foods investigated for deceptive marketing practices

Pakistan - Vellani & Vellani

Author: Sanaya F Vachha
Galina Petkova CPC introduces simplified and more extensive merger filing guidelines

Bulgaria - Advokatsko Druzhestvo Andreev Stoyanov & Tsekova in cooperation with Schönherr

Author: Galina Petkova
Chandrawati Dewi KPPU flexes muscles with revamped merger control guidelines

Indonesia - Ali Budiardjo, Nugroho, Reksodiputro

Authors: Chandrawati Dewi, Gustaaf Reerink, Bilal Anwari
Martin André Dittmer Supreme Court judgment on legality of consortium agreement

Denmark - Gorrissen Federspiel

Authors: Martin André Dittmer, Thomas Skou
Hao Zhan Antitrust in China – 2019 in review

China - AnJie Law Firm

Authors: Hao Zhan, Ying Song
Pia Meetz Steel manufacturers fined record €646 million for agreeing surcharges and exchanging information

Germany - Fieldfisher (Germany) LLP

Author: Pia Meetz

Upcoming event

Managing and Mitigating Risk in Intellectual Assets

26 March, 2020 – London, UK

IP may be the single most important asset a company possesses. Whether it is physical or digital, customer data or operational information, trade secrets or business strategies, IP is often the main driver of revenue for any organisation. As IP becomes a more valuable corporate asset, managing the risks around it become a major business priority. IAM’s inaugural IP Risk Management series will provide organisations with best practices for identifying, evaluating, managing and mitigating IP risks within the business.

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