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Recent developments in COMESA merger control

The Common Market of Eastern and Southern Africa published Draft Merger Assessment Guidelines, providing clarification on certain ambiguities under the COMESA Regulations.

24 April 2015
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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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Foreign investment regulation - Trends in south east Asia

For its size, Papua New Guinea is comparatively resource rich and it is no surprise that most foreign investment in PNG involves the mining or oil and gas...

14 October 2014
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Overview of foreign direct investment in Africa

Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Africa has reached the highest level in a decade and is set to reach an estimated USD$80b this year.

14 October 2014
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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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International Tax in focus at the 2014 G20 Summit and Finance Ministers Meeting

On 15 and 16 November 2014, Australia plays host to the ninth meeting of the Group of Twenty (“G20”) Heads of Government Summit in Brisbane.

14 October 2014
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China's new push for deregulation of Foreign Investment Regime

As China’s new leadership took office, a raft of broad and comprehensive reforms and policy changes were progressively unveiled to ease foreign investment access and boost foreign capital...

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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