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    15 September 2008
    Taiwan Fair Trade Commission Block the Combination between Uni-President Enterprises Corp. and Wei Lih Food Industrial Co. Ltd.

    By: Stephen C. Wu and Jill Y.T. Chen
    (The article reflects only the authors' opinion and does not represent the opinion of Lee and Li.)
    On 10 September 2008, the Taiwan Fair Trade Commission (TFTC) decided to block the proposed acquisition of more than one-third of the shares in Wei Lih Food Industrial Co., Ltd. by Cayman President Holdings Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Uni-President Enterprises Corp.

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  • 122
    01 September 2008
    China's Antimonopoly Law Takes Effect

    By: Yvonne Hsieh
    (The article reflects only the authors' opinion and does not represent the opinion of Lee and Li.)
    The Standing Committee of the PRC National People's Congress enacted the Antimonopoly Law (AML) on 30 August 2007, and the Law took effect on 1 August 2008. The article discusses some of the noteworthy features of the new law.

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  • 123
    01 July 2008
    Taiwan Fair Trade Commission Again Blocks KTV Merger

    By: Yvonne Hsieh
    (The article reflects only the authors' opinion and does not represent the opinion of Lee and Li.)
    In a decision dated 24 April 2008, the Taiwan Fair Trade Commission (TFTC) determined that the adverse consequences of restraining competition arising from the proposed acquisition and merger of Cashbox Party World Karaoke Parlors by Holiday Group Co. Ltd. would outweigh the overall economic benefit from the transaction. Thus the TFTC prohibited the merger.

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  • 124
    01 May 2008
    Taiwan Fair Trade Commission Guidelines on Domestic Airline Mergers and Concerted Actions

    By: Yvonne Hsieh
    (The article reflects only the authors' opinion and does not represent the opinion of Lee and Li.)
    On 8 January 2008 the Taiwan Fair Trade Commission (TFTC) revoked its Guidelines for Handling Civil Air Transportation Enterprises' Merger Filings and Guidelines on Unendorsed Ticket Transfers between Airline Companies, and issued Guidelines for Handling Merger and Concerted Action Cases of Domestic Civil Air Transportation Enterprises. This article discusses the main points of the new Guidelines.

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  • 125
    01 May 2008
    Taiwan Fair Trade Commission Heavily Penalizes LPG Suppliers

    By: Yvonne Hsieh
    (The article reflects only the authors' opinion and does not represent the opinion of Lee and Li.)
    On 13 March 2008 the Taiwan Fair Trade Commission (TFTC) determined that seven suppliers of bottled liquid petroleum gas (LPG) had used improper methods to cause LPG retailers in various districts of the greater Taipei area to raise the retail price of LPG, and not to engage in price competition or win customers away from each other. The TFTC imposed fines totaling NT$84.6 million on these seven enterprises (including the Taipei County LPG Association) and nine individuals.

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