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Antitrust in Asia.

Antitrust in Asia

The business impact of fast-evolving competition laws

Asia’s competition law landscape has evolved markedly since the publication of our last guide in 2013. A number of key regional markets are newly subject to enforcement – particularly Hong Kong and a host of ASEAN members – and all but a handful of jurisdictions have enacted such laws. Meanwhile, existing regimes are being developed and strengthened at an unprecedented pace and enforcement activity has intensified significantly.

For international companies doing business in the region, these changes add up to one inescapable reality: Asia has become a key focal point in global competition law enforcement. Companies need to know:

  • how competition law enforcement is likely to evolve in the region in the medium term;
  • how regulatory decisions in one market affect regulators’ approaches in others;
  • where Asia’s current enforcement ‘hot spots’ are; and
  • how to adapt their businesses to this changing regulatory climate.

Our new publication addresses these and other issues, identifying overarching legislative and enforcement trends and providing market-by-market snapshots of the competition law landscape and its implications for international businesses as they navigate this complex area.

Alongside our own competition law practices in China, Hong Kong, Japan and Vietnam, we are grateful to several other firms with whom we work regularly and who have contributed to this publication.

If you would like more detail on any of the developments covered, please contact a member of our Asia team below or your usual contact in our antitrust, competition and trade team.