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The First Conduct Rule – Hong Kong’s Competition Ordinance

The introduction of the First Conduct Rule in Hong Kong’s Competition Ordinance will require companies to put their affairs in order so as not to fall foul of...

24 April 2015
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China-Australia Free Trade Agreement

The China-Australia Free Trade Agreement, announced on 17 November 2014, grants Australian businesses unprecedented access to the fastest growing market in the world.

24 April 2015
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Reforming Australia's competition landscape: "Root and Branch" review set to bear fruit

Australia’s competition policy framework and laws are currently undergoing a wide-ranging review, With a Draft Report laying out a sensible path going forward.

24 April 2015
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Loyalty rebates, form-based abuse and a record €1.06 billion fine – what are the implications of the General Court’s Intel judgment?

In a landmark judgment, on 12 July 2014 the European General Court (the Union’s first tier court) upheld the European Commission’s record €1.06b fine against Intel.

14 October 2014
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Pfizer/AstraZeneca: Seeking a cure for foreign takeovers

Despite borrowing the expression from the French, it is the British who have traditionally been laissez-faire when foreign companies have come shopping for British ones.

14 October 2014
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Encouraging Enforcement: Moving towards a concerted international effort to see anti corruption laws enforced

There is a renewed enthusiasm in the international community to develop effective and co-operative anticorruption enforcement methods.

14 October 2014
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Australian Foreign Investment Policy: Foreign government investors and rural land

There is significant focus on the changes that are likely to impact the treatment of Chinese investors under Australia’s foreign investment regime.

14 October 2014
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China opening more doors with the Shanghai Free Trade Zone

The Shanghai Free Trade Zone (Shanghai FTZ) is currently the hottest topic for our China desk.

14 October 2014
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Update on the General Data Protection Regulation

An update on why the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is important.

24 April 2014
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Consumer rights directive - significant changes to consumer rights in the EU

By 13th June 2014 each Member State of the European Union is required to have legislation in place which gives effect to amendments required under the EU Consumer...

24 April 2014
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