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Competition & Antitrust

28 November 2019
Hao Zhan Supreme Court decision on non-arbitrability of antitrust civil disputes

China - AnJie Law Firm

The topic of whether antitrust civil disputes are arbitrable has been hotly debated in China in recent years. There are few case law precedents in this regard and local courts have taken different positions regarding this issue. That said, the Supreme People's Court made its stance clear in a recent decision which found that an arbitration clause could not exclude the jurisdiction of Chinese courts in antitrust civil disputes.

Authors: Hao Zhan, Ying Song
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Man Mohan Sharma CCI fines JDMDA for imposing PIS charges on pharma companies

India - Vaish Associates Advocates

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) recently imposed a Rs80,185 fine on the Jalgaon District Medicine Dealers Association for collecting product information service (PIS) charges from pharma product manufacturers, thereby restricting medicine supplies in the market. Although this order is one in a series imposed by the CCI on chemist and druggist associations, it is the first to impose fines solely for the collection of PIS charges.

Author: Man Mohan Sharma
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Srdjana Petronijević Competition authority imposes landmark fine under leniency programme

Serbia - Moravčević Vojnović and Partners in cooperation with Schoenherr

The Commission for the Protection of Competition has published its first leniency decision in a cartel case, following a report by one of the cartel participants. The leniency programme was introduced in 2009 but had yet to yield results. The leniency decision is therefore a watershed moment in the programme's development and signals an improvement in the commission's anti-cartel enforcement record.

Authors: Srdjana Petronijević, Zoran Šoljaga
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Recent updates

Man Mohan Sharma Supreme Court permits material seized during dawn raid to be used as evidence

India - Vaish Associates Advocates

Author: Man Mohan Sharma
Yoshihiko Matake Recent developments regarding attorney-client privilege

Japan - Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

Author: Yoshihiko Matake
Galina Petkova CPC fines snack distributor for unfair solicitation of customers

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

Authors: Galina Petkova, Rosen Manchev
Hao Zhan Can transactions 'by steps' circumvent merger control rules?

China - AnJie Law Firm

Authors: Hao Zhan, Ying Song
Robin D Adelstein California's legislature passes bill enhancing antitrust scrutiny of patent settlements

USA - Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Authors: Robin D Adelstein, Eliot Turner
Gönenç Gürkaynak Competition Board appoints new members: quorum established

Turkey - ELIG Gurkaynak Attorneys-at-Law

Author: Gönenç Gürkaynak
Srdjana Petronijević New state aid regime

Serbia - Moravčević Vojnović and Partners in cooperation with Schoenherr

Authors: Srdjana Petronijević, Zoran Šoljaga, Jelena Obradović
Marcel Meinhardt Low fine for vertical price fixing against Swiss ski manufacturer after leniency application

Switzerland - Lenz & Staehelin

Authors: Marcel Meinhardt, Damian Joho

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