Knowledge Highlights 31 January 2020

In the fourth quarter of 2019, there were wide-ranging antitrust developments in South-east Asia which included new regulations relating to mergers and partnerships in Indonesia, the introduction of rules on dawn raids, search and inspection in the Philippines, the publication of a set of protocols for enforcement of criminal and administrative cases in Thailand, and the issuance of a new decree on penalties for violations of Vietnam’s 2018 Law on Competition. Brunei was anticipating the coming into force of a provision in the Competition Order 2015 prohibiting anti-competitive agreements, which is now in effect as of 1 January 2020.

Please click here for an overview of notable antitrust developments in South-east Asia during the period October to December 2019. To see if there has been any enforcement activity in your sector in the fourth quarter of 2019, please refer to the overview chart here.