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  • 189
    04 December 2009
    JFTC publishes guidelines for exclusionary private monopolization under Antimonopoly Act

    By Ryunosuke Ushijima

    On October 28, 2009, the Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) published the Guidelines for Exclusionary Private Monopolization under the Act concerning Prohibition of Private Monopolization and Maintenance of Fair Trade (Antimonopoly Act). The private monopolization is prohibited under Article 3 of the Antimonopoly Act, which provision plays the same role as in Article 2 of the US Sharman Act and Article 82 of the EC Treaty.

    There have not been many cases in which the JFTC took enforcement actions against the exclusionary private monopolization in Japan. The JFTC formulated the Guidelines to ensure further transparency of law enforcement and improve predictability for entrepreneurs by clarifying, to the extent possible, the requirements for the exclusionary private monopolization.

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  • 188
    03 December 2009
    Guidelines on Pre-Mergers, Consolidations and Acquisitions Notification

    Unofficial translation by Rizkiyana & Iswanto, Antitrust and Corporate Lawyers

    The following guideline gives a more detail definition of mergers, forms of mergers that are notifiable to the Commission, procedure of the pre-merger notification along with its threshold and the pre-merger notification output.

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  • 187
    19 November 2009
    Your Practical Guide to Market Dominance

    This is a practical guide as to how the prohibition against abuse of dominance operates in Singapore, pursuant to the Competition Act.

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  • 186
    19 November 2009
    CCS fines 16 Coach Operators and Bus Association $1.69 million for price fixing

    The Competition Commission of Singapore has imposed fines totalling S$1.69 million on 16 coach operators and their trade association, the Express Bus Agencies Association, for engaging in price fixing of coach tickets. This decision was reached almost five months after the CCS issued its proposed infringement decision to the parties in June 2009.

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  • 184
    18 November 2009
    JFTC issues fines to foreign companies over CRT price-fixing conspiracy

    By Ryunosuke Ushijima

    The JFTC issued surcharge payment orders to foreign manufactures for the first time in history. In the marine hose international cartel case, the JFTC issued cease and desist orders to foreign manufacturers in the first time; however, the JFTC could not issue surcharge payment orders because foreign manufactures had no marine hose sales in Japan. In this CRT the JFTC found that CRT manufacturers and their Southeast Asian manufacturing subsidiaries or affiliates had participated in price-fixing conspiracy and thereby had substantially restrained competition in the field of CRT sales in Japan.

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