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Israel: Amendment Allows Forced Sale of Assets of Monopolies That Threaten Competition

(Jan. 26, 2015) On November 17, 2014, the Knesset (Israel’s parliament) passed an amendment to the Restrictive Trade Practices (RTP) Law. (RTP (Amendment No. 16) Law, 5775-2014, SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, the official gazette] No. 2476, p. 33, amending the RTP Law, 5748-1988, LAWS OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL [LSI] 135 (5748-1987/88), as amended, […]

Hong Kong: Draft Guidelines for Competition Ordinance Issued

(Oct. 31, 2014) Hong Kong’s Competition Commission and Communications Authority jointly issued drafts of six guidelines for public comment. The guidelines, published on October 9, 2014, are proposals developed to go with the Competition Ordinance, passed by the Legislation Council on June 12, 2012. (Draft Guidelines Under the Competition Ordinance – 2014, Competition Commission website […]

European Union: Draft Directive on Damage Claims by Victims of Antitrust Violations

(June 30, 2014) In April 2014, the European Parliament adopted a proposal for a Directive regulating various aspects of actions for damages suffered by victims of antitrust violations. The European Commission initially proposed the Directive in June 2013. (European Commission, Actions for Damages: Proposal for a Directive on Antitrust Damages Actions, EUROPA (last updated Apr. […]

Israel: New Law on Encouragement of Competition in the Food Sector

(May 30, 2014) On March 19, 2014, the Knesset (Israel’s parliament) passed the Law for Encouragement of Competitiveness in the Food Sector, 5774-2014. The Law’s stated objective is to increase competitiveness in the food sector and in the area of consumer products manufacturing in order to achieve a reduction in consumer prices. (Law for Encouragement […]

Mexico: Draft Legislation on Economic Competition Law

(Feb. 26, 2014) The House of Representatives of Mexico recently received from the Federal Executive Branch draft legislation (iniciativa) on a new Federal Competition Law, which contains 130 articles, in addition to amendments to article 254 bis of the Federal Penal Code, which deals with antitrust violations. (Victor Chávez, Esto es lo que Propone Peña […]

China: Supreme Court Releases First Interpretation on Civil Anti-Monopoly Trials

(June 4, 2012) Despite the promulgation of the Anti-Monopoly Law of China in 2008, few plaintiffs have prevailed in civil anti-monopoly cases. According to an explanation given by officials of the Supreme People's Court (SPC), this is due to the difficulties in collecting evidence and the heavy burden of proof required in such cases. (Presiding […]