Allan Fels

University of Melbourne, Australian and New Zealand School of Government
Economist

Professor Allan Fels is former Dean of the Australia and New Zealand School of Government and currently Professor of Government. He was Chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission from 1995-2003; Chairman of its predecessor The Trade Practices Commission from 1991-1995; and Chairman of the Prices Surveillance Authority (another predecessor of the ACCC) from 1989-1992. He holds Chairs at the University of Melbourne and at Monash University and is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Social Sciences.

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ESSEC Business School (Cergy)
Compass Lexecon (Brussels)
University College London
University of Wollongong
Fingleton Associates (London)
China Competition Bulletin (Beijing)
Institute of American Studies (Beijing)
Hogan Lovells (Beijing)

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Adrian Emch, Allan Fels, Wendy Ng, Xiaoye Wang The Chinese NDRC fines two pharmaceutical companies for excessive pricing and refusal to deal (Zhejiang Second Pharma / Tianjin Handewei Pharmaceuticals)

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On 31 July 2017, the NDRC publicly announced its decision to sanction Zhejiang Second Pharma (an affiliate of a central-level SOE under the purview of the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission (SASAC)) and Tianjin Handewei Pharmaceuticals for abusing their dominance. In (...)

Adrian Emch, Allan Fels, Wendy Ng, Xiaoye Wang The Chinese MOFCOM requires divestitures and behavioural commitments to approve a merger in the market of agrochemical products, material science products and speciality products (Dow / DuPont)

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On 29 April 2017, the MOFCOM approved the merger between Dow and DuPont, subject to structural and behavioural conditions. The merger notification was submitted on 21 March 2016, which was accepted as complete on 6 May 2016. The review went into an extended phase 2, and the parties withdrew (...)

Adrian Emch, Allan Fels, Wendy Ng, Xiaoye Wang The Beijing Intellectual Property Court finds an ad-block app breaching unfair competition provisions ( Feihu Information Technology Tianjin Company and Sohu / Beijing Xiaoyi Interaction Network Technology)

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On 2 April 2017, the Beijing Intellectual Property Court upheld the first-instance judgement relating to an unfair competition claim brought by Feihu Information Technology Tianjin Company and Sohu against Beijing Xiaoyi Interaction Network Technology. Xiaoyi operated an app that could play 30 (...)

Adrian Emch, Allan Fels, Wendy Ng, Xiaoye Wang The Chinese MOFCOM conditionnaly clears a merger in the vascular closure devices market (Abbott Laboratories / St Jude Medical)

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On 30 December 2016, Abbott Laboratories’s acquisition of St Jude Medical was conditionally approved by the MOFCOM. On 4 July 2016, Abbott Laboratories submitted its notification to the MOFCOM, which was accepted as complete on 6 September 2016. The authority’s review entered phase 2 on 6 October (...)

Adrian Emch, Allan Fels, Wendy Ng, Xiaoye Wang The Shandong Price Bureau fines a pharmaceutical company for obstructing antitrust investigation (Weifang Longshunhe Pharmaceutical)

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The NDRC recently announced that, on 25 December 2016, the Shandong Price Bureau imposed a fine of RMB 120,000 on Weifang Longshunhe Pharmaceutical for obstructing an investigation under the AML. The NDRC and the Shandong Price Bureau was jointly investigating Weifang Longshunhe Pharmaceutical (...)

Adrian Emch, Allan Fels, Wendy Ng, Xiaoye Wang The Guangdong High People’s Court dismisses antitrust lawsuit for lack of jurisdiction (Chenyawang Animal Husbandry Cooperative / Huazhou General Food Company / Huazhou Yangmei Food Company)

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On 23 December 2016, the Guangdong High People’s Court upheld the first instance judgment dismissing a lawsuit filed by Chenyawang Animal Husbandry Cooperative (Chenyawang) for lack of jurisdiction. The plaintiff filed a lawsuit against the Huazhou General Food Company and the Huazhou Yangmei (...)

Adrian Emch, Allan Fels, Wendy Ng, Xiaoye Wang The Chinese NDRC fines an healthcare company for price fixing for 4% of its sales revenue on cardiovascular, restorative therapy and diabetes medical device products in China (Medtronic)

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On 7 December 2016, the NDRC announced that it had investigated and fined Medtronic for engaging in RPM in breach of the AML. The NDRC found that, since 2014, Medtronic had agreed with its distributors to limit the resale, tender, and minimum prices of its cardiovascular, restorative therapy, (...)

Adrian Emch, Allan Fels, Wendy Ng, Xiaoye Wang The Supreme People’s Court of China dismisses retrial application of alleged abuses of market dominance (Mr Tong / Shanghai branch of China Mobile)

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On 28 November 2016, the Supreme People’s Court (SPC) dismissed a petition for retrial brought by Mr Tong Hua against the Shanghai branch of China Mobile for its alleged abuse of market dominance. This case had already been before the Shanghai IntermediatePeople’s Court twice and the Shanghai (...)

Adrian Emch, Allan Fels, Wendy Ng, Xiaoye Wang The Chinese NDRC and Beijing Development Reform Commission investigate the industries of Housing and Urban-Rural development finding quality control price policy breaches

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The NDRC and the Beijing Development and Reform Commission investigated the concrete industry management practices of the Beijing Municipal Commission of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (Beijing Development Commission), in particular its quality control price policy. On 24 December 2014, (...)

Adrian Emch, Allan Fels, Wendy Ng, Xiaoye Wang The Kunming Intermediate People’s Court decides a refusal to purchase in the market of refined oil not to be anti-competitive (Yunnan Yingding Biological Energy / Sinopec)

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On 8 October 2016, the Kunming Intermediate People’s Court amended its first-instance decision in the refusal to deal dispute between Yunnan Yingding Biological Energy, a biodiesel company, and Sinopec’s branch in Yunnan. In December 2014, the court had originally decided the case in the (...)

Adrian Emch, Allan Fels, Wendy Ng, Xiaoye Wang The Beijing High People’s Court dismisses first follow-on damages suit under the Anti-Monopoly Law of China (Mr Tian Junwei / Abbott infant formula)

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On 22 August 2016, the Beijing High People’s Court issued its judgment in the first follow-on damages antitrust case, dismissing an appeal for insufficient evidence. The judgment was released on 4 November 2016. In the case, the plaintiff, Mr Tian Junwei, had bought a box of Abbott infant (...)

Adrian Emch, Allan Fels, Wendy Ng, Xiaoye Wang The Chinese NDRC sanctions three pharmaceutical companies for price fixing and joint boycotts (Huazhong Yaoye / Shandong Xinyi / Changzhou Siyao)

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On 22 July 2016, the NDRC sanctioned 3 pharmaceutical companies for engaging in price fixing and joint boycotts in relation to estazolam tablets and active pharmaceutical ingredients (API), in breach of Articles 13(1)(1) and 13(1)(5) of the Anti-Monopoly Law (AML). The 3 companies (Huazhong (...)

Adrian Emch, Allan Fels, Wendy Ng, Xiaoye Wang The Shanghai People Court dismisses a price maintenance case in the factory automation control products market (Panasonic / Shanghai Rijing Electric)

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On 29 June 2016, the Shanghai No 1 Intermediate People’s Court dismissed an antitrust lawsuit against Panasonic. The judgment was recently made public. The plaintiff, Shanghai Rijing Electric, one of Panasonic’s distributors of factory automation control products in Eastern China, had sued (...)

Adrian Emch, Allan Fels, Wendy Ng, Xiaoye Wang The Chinese NDRC releases a consultation draft of the Guideline on the determination of illegal gains from monopolistic conduct by business operators and the setting of fines

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On 17 June 2016, the NDRC released the Guideline on the Determination of Illegal Gains from Monopolistic Conduct by Business Operators and the Setting of Fines (Consultation Draft) for public consultation. The consultation period ended on 6 July 2016. The draft guideline provides an analytical (...)

Adrian Emch, Allan Fels, Wendy Ng, Xiaoye Wang The Chinese NDRC and Guangdong Development and Reform Commission find abuses of administrative power of Shenzhen Municipal Education Bureau (School supplies)

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The NDRC and the Guangdong Development and Reform Commission (Guangdong DRC) found that the Shenzhen Municipal Education Bureau (SMEB) violated Articles 8, 34, and 36 of the AML in its procurement of student supplies in 2011 and 2014. First, the SMEB guided businesses to make and implement a (...)

Adrian Emch, Allan Fels, Wendy Ng, Xiaoye Wang The Chinese MOFCOM releases a company from conditions previously imposed in an e-commerce merger since the market environment is more competitive (Wal-Mart / Yihaodian)

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On 30 May 2016, the MOFCOM decided to release Wal-Mart from the conditions that it had imposed on Wal- Mart’s acquisition of Yihaodian in 2012. Wal-Mart had applied for release from these conditions in July 2015. When the MOFCOM conditionally approved Wal-Mart’s acquisition in 2012, the (...)

Adrian Emch, Allan Fels, Wendy Ng, Xiaoye Wang The People’s Court in Shanghai Pudong New Area finds that the unauthorised use of third-party information from review website is breaching the Chinese Anti-Unfair Competition Law (Dianping.com / Hantao / Baidu)

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On 26 May 2016, the People’s Court in Shanghai Pudong New Area found in favor of Hantao in the company’s unfair competition lawsuit with Baidu. Dianping.com is a website owned by Hantao that collects local merchants’ information and attracts consumers to post reviews. Baidu was found to have (...)

Adrian Emch, Allan Fels, Wendy Ng, Xiaoye Wang The Chinese NDRC releases a consultation draft of the Guideline on the general conditions and procedures for exemption of monopolistic agreements

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The NDRC released the Guideline on the General Conditions and Procedures for Exemption of Monopolistic Agreements (Consultation Draft) for public consultation on 12 May 2016. The consultation period ended on 1 June 2016. The NDRC received nearly 200 comments and recommendations from 62 (...)

Adrian Emch, Allan Fels, Wendy Ng, Xiaoye Wang The Chinese MOFCOM releases three decisions sanctioning companies for failure to notify their transactions for antitrust review (Dade Holdings / Jilin Sichang Pharmaceutical ; New United Group / Bombardier Transportation Sweden ; Beijing CNR / Hitachi)

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On 4 May 2016, the MOFCOM released 3 decisions in which it sanctioned various companies for failure to notify their transactions for antitrust review. The decisions were all made on 21 April 2016. In each case, the MOFCOM determined that the transaction constituted a concentration under Article (...)

Adrian Emch, Allan Fels, Wendy Ng, Xiaoye Wang The Chinese Sandong and Ningxia Administrations for Industry and Commerce fine a public undertaking for forcing several companies to purchase goods (Jinan Public Transportation / Yinchuan Public Transportation)

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On 21 April 2016, the SAIC reported a case where the Shandong AIC and the Ningxia AIC fined local bus companies for breaching Article 6 of the AUCL, which provides that public enterprises and other state- sanctioned monopolies must not force others to purchase goods from designated parties and (...)

Adrian Emch, Allan Fels, Wendy Ng, Xiaoye Wang The Chinese Supreme People’s Court dismisses an application to re-try a case in Shaanxi involving taxis and exclusive dealing (Taxi case)

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On 17 March 2016, the Supreme People’s Court (SPC) released its decision to dismiss an application to re-try a case in Shaanxi involving taxis and exclusive dealing. In that case, two private local taxi companies sued three other local taxi companies for exclusive dealing. The SPC made its (...)

Adrian Emch, Allan Fels, Wendy Ng, Xiaoye Wang The Chinese National Development and Reform Commission releases draft antitrust guidelines on leniency and commitments for public comment

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On 2 February 2016, the NDRC released both the draft Guideline on the Application of Leniency in Cases Involving Horizontal Monopoly Agreements (draft leniency guideline) and the draft Guideline on Commitments in Anti-Monopoly Cases (draft commitment guideline) for public comment. The public (...)

Adrian Emch, Allan Fels, Wendy Ng, Xiaoye Wang The Chinese National Development and Reform Commission and State Administration for Industry & Commerce release separate draft antitrust guidelines on the abuse of IP rights for public comment

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On 31 December 2015, the NDRC issued the Guideline on the Abuse of Intellectual Property Rights (Consultation draft) (NDRC draft IPR guideline) for public comment. The public consultation period ended on 20 January 2016. The NDRC provided an update on consultation process on 1 February 2016. It (...)

Adrian Emch, Allan Fels, Wendy Ng, Xiaoye Wang The Chinese Gansu Development and Reform Commission fines several undertakings in the car maintenance industry to address price fixing and administrative monopoly conduct (Wuwei)

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The Gansu Development and Reform Commission (Gansu DRC) recently undertook enforcement action in the car maintenance industry in Wuwei. One case involved pricing fixing, and the other was an administrative monopoly case. Price fixing The Gansu DRC fined 22 car maintenance businesses in Wuwei (...)

Adrian Emch, Allan Fels, Wendy Ng, Xiaoye Wang The Chinese National Development and Reform Commission and the Chongqing AIC take separate actions to punish cartel conduct and refusal to supply in the pharmaceutical industry (Allopurinol)

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Both the NDRC and the Chongqing Administration for Industry and Commerce (Chongqing AIC) have recently taken enforcement action to address anticompetitive conduct involving allopurinol. Allopurinol tablets are a common treatment for gout (known as hyperuricemia), widely used in clinical (...)

Adrian Emch, Allan Fels, Wendy Ng, Xiaoye Wang The Chinese MOFCOM approves an acquisition of additional shares of a Chinese brewery by a competitor (Anheuser-Busch InBev’s / Zhujiang Brewery)

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On 20 August 2015, the MOFCOM approved Anheuser-Busch InBev’s acquisition of additional shares in Zhujiang Brewery. After the acquisition, Anheuser-Busch InBev’s interest in Zhujiang Brewery will be increased from 25.62% to 29.99%, but the composition of the board of directors and the supervisory (...)

Adrian Emch, Allan Fels, Wendy Ng, Xiaoye Wang The Chinese NDRC finds that a municipal health and family planning commission has abused its administrative power in its drug procurement practices (Bengbu Health Commission)

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On 17 August 2015, the NDRC found that the Bengbu Municipal Health and Family Planning Commission (Bengbu Health Commission) had abused its administrative power in its drug procurement practices. This is the NDRC’s first published antitrust enforcement decision in the pharmaceutical industry (...)

Adrian Emch, Allan Fels, Wendy Ng, Xiaoye Wang The Yunnan Development and Reform Commission investigates abuse of administrative power and cartel conduct (Yunnan Provincial Communications Authority)

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Yunnan DRC investigates abuse of administrative power and cartel in the telecommunications industry in Yunnan* On 2 June 2015, the NDRC announced that its local office in Yunnan Province, the Yunnan Development and Reform Commission (Yunnan DRC), found that the Yunnan Province Communications (...)

Adrian Emch, Allan Fels, Wendy Ng, Xiaoye Wang The Hunan Administration for Industry and Commerce fines a cartel for monopolising the market (Mayang Miao Autonomous County shale brick operators)

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Hunan AIC investigates shale brick cartel in Mayang* On 1 June 2015, the SAIC published the decisions made by the Hunan Administration for Industry and Commerce (Hunan AIC) in December 2014 and January 2015 relating to its investigation into a shale brick cartel in the Mayang Miao Autonomous (...)

Adrian Emch, Allan Fels, Wendy Ng, Xiaoye Wang The Guangdong High People’s Court hears the appeal of one of China’s first administrative monopoly cases (Guangdong Education Department / Shenzhen Sware Technology)

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One of China’s first administrative monopoly court cases heard in Guangdong* On 28 May 2015, the Guangdong High People’s Court heard the appeal of the administrative monopoly case against the Guangdong Education Department filed by Shenzhen Sware Technology. The court is expected to announce its (...)

Adrian Emch, Allan Fels, Wendy Ng, Xiaoye Wang The Ningxia Administration for Industry and Commerce suspends an abuse of dominance investigation after receiving commitments from the companies (China Tietong, China Unicom, China Telecom)

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Tied sales of landline telephone services investigated in Ningxia* The SAIC reported that, on 15 May 2015, the Administration for Industry and Commerce in the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region (Ningxia AIC) suspended its antitrust investigation of the Ningxia branches of China Tietong, China (...)

Adrian Emch, Allan Fels, Wendy Ng, Xiaoye Wang The Chinese National Development and Reform Commission fines cement companies for price fixing and announces that more penalties are to come (Jilin Yatai / Northern Cement / Jidong Cement)

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Three Cement Companies in Jilin Province Fined RMB 114 million for Price Fixing* On 9 September 2014, the NDRC announced that its local price bureau in Jilin Province, the Jilin Price Bureau, had fined 3 cement companies (Jilin Yatai, Northern Cement, and Jidong Cement) a total of RMB 114.39 (...)

Allan Fels, Jessica Su, Wendy Ng, Xiaoye Wang The Chinese MOFCOM conditionally approves the acquisition of a semiconductor company for display and digital home platforms by a semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital multimedia solutions (MediaTek / MStar)

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On 26 August 2013, MOFCOM announced that it had conditionally approved the acquisition of MStar Semiconductor Inc. (MStar) by MediaTek Inc. (MediaTek). MediaTek is a fabless semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital multimedia solutions, and MStar is a semiconductor (...)

Allan Fels, Jessica Su, Wendy Ng, Xiaoye Wang The Liaoning State Administration for Industry and Commerce issues provisions on the procedures for transferring evidentiary leads in anti-monopoly cases

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On 3 May 2013, the Liaoning AIC issued the Provisions on the Procedures for Transferring Evidentiary Leads in Anti-Monopoly Cases. Under the AML, the SAIC is responsible for non-price related aspects of monopoly agreements and abuse of dominance conduct under the AML. The provisions apply to (...)

Allan Fels, Jessica Su, Wendy Ng, Xiaoye Wang The Chinese MOFCOM releases the interim provisions on the applicable standards in simple cases of concentrations of undertakings for public comment

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On 3 April 2013, MOFCOM released the Interim Provisions on the Applicable Standards in Simple Cases of Concentrations of Undertakings (Consultation Draft) (draft Standards) for public consultation. The consultation period ends on 2 May 2013. According to Article 2 of the draft Standards, (...)

Allan Fels, Jessica Su, Wendy Ng, Xiaoye Wang The Jiangsu Administration for Industry and Commerce investigates unfair one-sided clauses while monopoly conduct in online shopping becomes a regulatory focus

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The Jiangsu Administration for Industry and Commerce (Jiangsu AIC) investigated one-sided unfair clauses in 12 industries. The 12 industries were water supply; electricity supply; gas supply; telecommunication services; cable television; real estate transactions; interior decoration and (...)

Allan Fels, Jessica Su, Wendy Ng, Xiaoye Wang The Chinese Ministry of Information and Industry Technology announce the adoption of a pilot program to introduce private capital into two core sectors in the telecommunications industry

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It is reported that the Ministry of Information and Industry Technology (MIIT) will adopt a pilot program to introduce private capital into two core sectors in the telecommunications industry— mobile telecommunications resale services and network access services—within the year. The pilot (...)

Allan Fels, Jessica Su, Wendy Ng, Xiaoye Wang The Guangdong Price Bureau of National Development and Reform Commission investigates and sanctions a cartel in the local sea sand mining sector (Baohai / Jianghai / Donghai)

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The Guangdong Price Bureau, a local authority of the Price Supervision and Anti-Monopoly Bureau of NDRC, has recently investigated and sanctioned a cartel in the local sea sand mining sector pursuant to the AML. According to the NDRC’s news release, the price of land reclamation sand used in (...)

Allan Fels, Jessica Su, Wendy Ng, Xiaoye Wang The Chinese State Administration for Industry and Commerce and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission sign a memorandum of understanding

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On 18 September 2012, the SAIC and the ACCC signed a Memorandum of Understanding. The MOU promotes cooperation and coordination between the SAIC and the ACCC, in particular with respect to competition law enforcement, consumer protection, online commodity trading and its related services, (...)

Allan Fels, Jessica Su, Wendy Ng, Xiaoye Wang The Chinese State Administration for Industry and Commerce and the Brazilian Conselho Administrativo de Defesa Econômica sign a memorandum of understanding

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On 13 September 2012, the SAIC and CADE signed a Memorandum of Understanding. The MOU promotes and strengthens the institutional partnership between the SAIC and CADE, especially through information exchange and capacity building activities. In particular, the SAIC and CADE agreed to (...)

Allan Fels, Jessica Su, Xiaoye Wang The Chinese MOFCOM approves US-based company’s takeover of a competitor with divestment in the production and sale of aviation equipment (United Technology Corp / Goodrich)

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On 15 June 2012, MOFCOM announced that it had conditionally approved the proposed USD 18.4 billion acquisition of Goodrich Corporation (Goodrich) by United Technology Corporation (UTC), both US-based companies active in the production and sale of aviation equipment on a worldwide basis. (...)

Allan Fels, Jessica Su, Xiaoye Wang The Chinese National Development and Reform Commission and the Korean Fair Trade Commission sign a memorandum of understanding on anti-monopoly cooperation

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On 30 May 2012, China’s NDRC and Korea’s KFTC reached a MOU on antitrust cooperation. Mr Hu Zucai, Vice Chairman of the NDRC, and Mr Dongsoo Kim, Chairman of KFTC, signed the MOU in Beijing. The MOU establishes a long-term cooperation framework between the NDRC and the KFTC in eight areas. (...)

Allan Fels, Jessica Su, Xiaoye Wang The Hubei Price Bureau punishes collusion to increase prices by local soybean product manufacturers and real estate agencies (Soybean product manufacturers in Shiyan city and Real Estate Agencies of Tongcheng County)

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On 22 May 2012, the Hubei Price Bureau held a press conference and disclosed that it had recently investigated and handled nine cases involving illegal pricing behaviour. In February 2011, soybean product manufacturers in Shiyan city had colluded through meetings to collectively cease (...)

Allan Fels, Jessica Su, Xiaoye Wang The Chinese Ministry of Information and Industry Technology promulgates the provisions on regulating the market order of internet information services

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MIIT published the Provisions on Regulating the Market Order of Internet Information Services (Internet Information Service Rules) on 31 December 2011, which will take effect on 15 March 2012. MIIT had invited comments on two earlier drafts of the Internet Information Service Rules in January (...)

Allan Fels, Jessica Su, Xiaoye Wang The Chinese MOFCOM, the NDRC, the Ministry of Public Security, the State Administration for Taxation, and the State Administration for Industry and Commerce jointly promulgate the working plan on rectifying fees charged in violation of rules and regulations by large retailers on suppliers

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On 26 December 2011, MOFCOM, the NDRC, the Ministry of Public Security, the State Administration for Taxation, and the State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) jointly promulgated the Working Plan on Rectifying Fees Charged in Violation of Rules and Regulations by Large (...)

Allan Fels, Jessica Su, Xiaoye Wang The Chinese National Development and Reform Commission’s investigates alleged discriminatory pricing of network access fees (China Telecom and China Unicom)

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On 2 December 2011, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) confirmed that it had received an application for suspension of its investigation from both China Telecom and China Unicom. The NDRC has been investigating China Telecom and China Unicom for alleged discriminatory (...)

Allan Fels, Jessica Su, Xiaoye Wang The Taiyuan Xinghualing District People’s Court hears a lawsuit on a possible abuse of dominance in the set up authorisation of train ticket outlets (Shanxi Joint Transport Group / Taiyuan Railway Bureau)

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On 7 November 2011, the Shanxi Joint Transport Group’s (Shanxi) lawsuit against the Taiyuan Railway Bureau for breaches of the AML and the Anti-Unfair Competition Law (AUCL) was heard at the Taiyuan Xinghualing District People’s Court. The Taiyuan Railway Bureau is authorised to approve the (...)

Allan Fels, Jessica Su, Xiaoye Wang A Chinese District People’s court accepts a complaint brought by private companies against a public entity for abuse of administrative monopoly in the railway transport industry (Taiyuan Railway Bureau)

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Taiyuan Railway Bureau Sued for Monopoly* On 7 September 2011, the Shanxi Joint Transport Group Co., Ltd. brought an administrative lawsuit in the Taiyuan Xinghualing District People’s Court against the Taiyuan Railway Bureau for breaches of the AML and the Anti-Unfair Competition Law (AUCL). (...)

Allan Fels, Jessica Su, Xiaoye Wang The Chinese Ministry of Commerce publishes the measures on the implementation of security review of mergers and acquisitions of domestic enterprises by foreign investors

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The MOFCOM published the Measures on the Implementation of Security Review of Mergers and Acquisitions of Domestic Enterprises by Foreign Investors (Measures) on 25 August 2011. The Measures are effective on 1 September 2011 and replace the Interim Measures on Relevant Matters Concerning the (...)

Allan Fels, Jessica Su, Xiaoye Wang The Chinese Administration for Industry and Commerce (AIC) investigates and handles antimonopoly case against a local government for abuse of administrative power in the market for vehicles’ GPS services (Guangdong Province)

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The Administration for Industry and Commerce of Guangdong Province (Guangdong AIC) Investigated and Handled Local Government’s Administrative Monopoly Conduct* In January 2011, three companies complained to the Guangdong AIC, a local bureau of the SAIC, alleging that a municipal government of (...)

Allan Fels, Jessica Su, Xiaoye Wang The Chinese Ministry of Commerce issues national security review implementing regulations

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The MOFCOM published the Interim Measures on Relevant Matters Concerning the Implementation of Security Review of Mergers and Acquisitions of Domestic Enterprises by Foreign Investors (《商务部实施外国投资者并购境内企业安全审查 制度有关事项的暂行规定》) (the Interim Measures) on 4 March 2011. The Interim Measures were promulgated to (...)

Allan Fels, Jessica Su, Xiaoye Wang China establishes national security review system for foreign takeovers

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The General Office of China’s State Council published the Circular on Establishing a Mechanism of Security Review of Mergers and Acquisitions of Domestic Enterprises by Foreign Investors (《国务院办公厅关于建立外国投资者并购境内企业安全审查 制度的通知》) (the Circular) on 12 February 2011. The Circular was promulgated to guide the (...)

Allan Fels, Jessica Su, Xiaoye Wang The Jiangsu State Administration for Industry and Commerce fines concrete manufacturer association for market allocation (Concrete Manufacturer Association of Lianyungang City)

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The Jiangsu Province Administration for Industry and Commerce, a local arm of SAIC, has penalised the Concrete Manufacturer Association of Lianyungang City for market sharing and fixing market shares. Officials at the Jiangsu Province Administration for Industry and Commerce said that, in (...)

Allan Fels, Jessica Su, Xiaoye Wang The Chinese National Development and Reform Commission fines paper manufacturer association for price monopoly conduct (Paper Manufacturer Association of Fuyang City)

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In early January 2011, the NDRC announced that the Zhejiang Price Bureau, a local bureau of the NDRC, had fined the Paper Manufacturer Association of Fuyang City, Zhejiang Province, 500,000 yuan for price fixing and output restriction. The NDRC stated that it received a complaint about the (...)

Allan Fels, Jessica Su, Xiaoye Wang The Chinese National Development and Reform Commission (NDCR) completes an investigation for tying conduct in the salt market (Wuchang Salt)

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Decision Against Abuse of Dominance Made under China’s Anti-Monopoly Law: Tying Conduct of the Hubei Salt Industry Group, Wuchang Branch* The local price bureau of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) in Hubei (Hubei Price Bureau) has completed an investigation of a tying case. (...)

Allan Fels, Jessica Su, Xiaoye Wang The China’s State Council approves the merger between the largest pharmaceutical and healthcare group under the State-Assets Supervision and Administration Commission and a centrally-administered state-owned enterprise (CNSC / Sinopharm)

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The China National Service Corporation for Chinese Personnel Working Abroad (CNSC, 中 国出国人员服务总公司), a centrally-administered state-owned enterprise, has merged with the China National Pharmaceutical Group Corporation (Sinopharm, 国药集团). The State Council approved the merger. Sinopharm is the largest (...)

Allan Fels, Jessica Su, Xiaoye Wang A Chinese intermediate People’s court dismisses antitrust claims for failing to prove abusive conduct in the termite prevention service market (HY/HT)

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Huzhou Yiting Termite Prevention Service Co., Ltd (HY) v Huzhou Termite Prevention Research Institute (HT) Pending in the Zhejiang Higher People’s Court* On 25 November 2009, HY filed a suit against HT in the Hangzhou Intermediate People’s Court, alleging that HT had abused its dominance in (...)

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Allan Fels, Carol Osborne, Robert Ian McEwin The role of ASEAN guidelines on competition policy and the economic integration of the ASEAN countries (ASEAN Antitrust: The Future of Competition Law and Policy in the ASEAN Countries, Singapore, 24 April 2015)

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The conference that took place in Singapore on the 23rd of April 2015 dealt with the future of competition law and policy in the ASEAN countries. The speakers of this panel offer a view on the impact that competition policy may have within ASEAN countries, challenges it may face in the future (...)

Allan Fels, Frédéric Jenny, Henry Ergas, John Fingleton, Jorge Padilla, Mark Armstrong Behavioural economics: Questioning the foundations of antitrust? (New Frontiers of Antitrust Conference - 15th February 2010 - Panel II)

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Behavioural economics: Questioning the foundations of antitrust? Introduction Frédéric JENNY President, OECD Competition Committee President of the International board of the Review Concurrences Professor, Co-Director of the Centre Européen de Droit et d’Economie, ESSEC, Paris 1. Ladies and (...)

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