The Chinese NDRC imposes its highest fine in an abuse of dominance case (Qualcomm)

Qualcomm Investigation Finally Closed: Some Changes in Business Model in Addition to an RMB 6.088 Billion Fine* On 10 February 2015, the NDRC announced its decision in relation to the abuse of dominance investigation into Qualcomm. Following the announcement, the NDRC held a press conference and revealed more details about the case. According to Mr. Xu Kunlin, the Director General of the Anti-monopoly Bureau of the NDRC, two US companies filed a complaint to the NDRC about Qualcomm’s alleged abuse of dominance in 2009. In November 2013, the NDRC initiated an investigation into Qualcomm and conducted a dawn raid at Qualcomm’s Beijing and Shanghai offices in the same month. It is reported that during the proceedings, Qualcomm delegates had made 28 visits to the NDRC. Mr. Xu personally

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  • King & Wood Mallesons (Beijing)
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Susan Ning, Kate Peng, The Chinese NDRC imposes its highest fine in an abuse of dominance case (Qualcomm), 9 February 2015, e-Competitions Bulletin February 2015, Art. N° 71657

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