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  • 99303
    01 April 2013
    Recent Trends in Korean Antitrust Enforcement

    By Keum-Seok Oh and Sanghoon Shin
    Bae, Kim & Lee LLC

    Presentation on Recent Trends in Korean Antitrust Enforcement.

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  • 99352
    01 January 2013
    Taiwan's Leniency Program

    Stephen C. Wu / Yvonne Y. Hsieh / Wei-Han Wu

    (The article reflects only the authors' opinion and does not represent the opinion of Lee and Li.)

    The article first explain the basic elements of the leniency program under the Taiwan Fair Trade Act ("TFTA"), which comes into effect in early 2012. Further, it introduces the pioneer case in which for the first time the Taiwan Fair Trade Commission ("TFTC") closes the cartel investigation with the assistance from the leniency applicant. Lastly, the authors examine the impact which may arise from this whistle-blower system alongside with other proposed amendments on the regulatory and enforcement landscape of the competition law in Taiwan.

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  • 99354
    01 September 2012
    The Taipei High Administrative Court Revoked the FTC's Decision regarding Price Fixing by Three Paper Companies Because of Insufficient Evidence.

    Yvonne Y. Hsieh / Vick Chien

    (The article reflects only the authors' opinion and does not represent the opinion of Lee and Li.)

    The Taipei High Administrative Court (THAC) granted a judgment on July 2012 revoking the Fair Trade Commission's (FTC) decision in which FTC found that three industrial paper companies, Cheng Loong, Long Chen and Yuen Foong Yu, had conducted concerted action and thereby violated the Fair Trade Act ("FTA").

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  • 99353
    01 September 2012
    Taiwan's Competition Law — Now and Then

    Stephen C. Wu / Yvonne Y. Hsieh / Wei-Han Wu

    (The article reflects only the authors' opinion and does not represent the opinion of Lee and Li.)

    The objective of competition policy, as recognized by countries around the world, is to ensure competition in the market is free and fair. Despite a consensus on such objective, the text and implementation of the relevant law vary significantly from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. In Taiwan, the Fair Trade Act ("TFTA") is the main competition legislation. This article is a survey of the TFTA, particularly the primary antitrust tools utilized by the Taiwanese authorities: merger controls and cartel regulations.

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  • 99351
    01 September 2012
    ODD Manufacturers Fined for Global Bid-Rigging Conspiracy

    Stephen C. Wu / Yvonne Y. Hsieh

    (The article reflects only the authors' opinion and does not represent the opinion of Lee and Li.)

    In its commissioners' meeting of September 24, 2012, the Taiwan Fair Trade Commission (Commission) found that four optical disk drive (ODD) manufacturers, i.e., Toshiba-Samsung Storage Technology Korea Corporation (TSSTK), Hitachi-LG Data Storage Korea Inc. (HLDSK), Philips & Lite-On Digital Solutions Corporation (PLDS), and Sony Optiarc Inc. (SOI), had conspired during the bidding process held by Hewlett-Packard Company (HP) and Dell Inc. (Dell) and hence violated the cartel regulations under the Taiwan Fair Trade Act (Act). This case marks the first time the Commission cracked down on a cartel through the leniency program introduced into the Act at the end of 2011.

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