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United States Antitrust Law

Trade group ties expose firms to antitrust suits

The United States federal court's decision last month in the Vitamin C case demonstrates the potential landmines awaiting Chinese firms doing business in the US.

Wednesday, 10 April, 2013, 3:57am

Antitrust law now easier for litigants

A long-awaited judicial interpretation will make it easier for consumers or corporations to bring antitrust lawsuits, but legal professionals are not expecting a surge in litigation as major hurdles remain for those who try to sue mainland monopolies.

11 May 2012 - 12:00am

U.S. takeover deal brings foreign relief

Last week's official approval of a United States firm's takeover of Little Sheep Group, a popular Hong Kong-listed Chinese restaurant chain, was seen as an example of fair market competition in China, even though the approval process by antitrust regulators took seven months.

17 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Winning the argument

Ever since the 1990s, there have been calls for a competition law in Hong Kong to promote fair competition in the marketplace and consumer welfare. The government was initially reluctant to go along that route, despite many countries and jurisdictions - including the mainland, Taiwan and Singapore - already having in place a competition law of one kind or another.

5 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Exco endorses formation of an anti-trust agency

Fair-competition law moves closer

Hong Kong has moved a step closer to introducing a broad fair-competition law. The Executive Council yesterday endorsed proposals to establish a high-level commission and a tribunal for enforcement and adjudication.

Breaches of the law would be punishable by fines of up to HK$10 million.

30 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

The future of antitrust

With China's evolution towards a market economy, and accession to the WTO, antitrust and competition law has increasingly been a topic for discussion on the mainland.

12 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

Competition would make waves in shipping trade

THE GOVERNMENT embraces economic jargon with a passion. Rare is a senior policy-maker's speech that is not peppered with references to 'value adding', 'restructuring' or the supremely nebulous 'integration' in matters of working closer with the mainland.

4 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

Matter of trust

THERE are some who believe that logic leads any ambitious business to aim at achieving a monopoly, or a least a market dominance that enables it to call the tune in its particular industry. If a company is outstandingly successful, can it be expected to put on the brakes?

7 Nov 1999 - 12:00am

Intel antitrust trial delay

Intel Corp's antitrust trial before a US Federal Trade Commission administrative law judge has been postponed and now will start on February 18.

15 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

Intel extends offer deadline

Intel Corp has extended its US$420 million offer to buy Chips & Technologies by two days to January 21, as US federal antitrust authorities continue reviewing the proposed acquisition. The Federal Trade Commission, one of the two federal agencies that enforces antitrust laws, has been reviewing the proposed transaction since it was announced in July.

13 Jan 1998 - 12:00am

Done deal

CYSCO Systems has signed an agreement to buy Grand Junction Networks, the inventor and a leading supplier of Fast Ethernet (100Base-T) switching products.

The transaction should be complete by the end of October, subject to United States antitrust law.

10 Oct 1995 - 12:00am