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Welcome to the latest issue of the Duxes Anti-Trust Report, your premier source for anti-trust and fair competition news, views, and forecasts. As detailed below (and available for download in .pdf form), this quarterly newsletter will include interviews with industry experts, the latest breaking news, and explanations of the Chinese government's latest policies and regulations.
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THE STATE OF THE INDUSTRY

- Antitrust Fines in Asia at a Record High
- Historic Qualcom Case Settled
- New Precedents Set After Tencent vs.
  Qihoo

Ken Dai
China Net Partner, First Law International

A graduate of the China University of Political Science and Law and later the University of Bristol, Ken Dai has advised numerous companies and enterprises on the complexities of Chinese antitrust law including merger protocols, pricing policies,

ntitrust reviews of distribution agreements, the abuse of market dominance, antitrust & intellectual property rights, private antitrust litigations.

Ken is specialized in antitrust law and compliance, real estate investment, FDI, M&A, start-up financing, and commercial dispute resolutions.

Waste Management wins Antitrust Approval for Deffenbaugh Deal
March 13, 2015
The Justice Department said on Friday it granted antitrust approval for Waste Management Inc's purchase of Deffenbaugh Disposal, Inc.

Ball, Rexam Merger's Antitrust Approval Likely in the Can
March 12, 2015
A merger plan by Ball Corp and Rexam Holdings, two big beer and soda can makers, would seem to be a tough pill for antitrust regulators to swallow but experts say it could well be approved.

Australian Regulator Says Will Make Telstra Cut Network Fees for Telco Rivals
March 11, 2015
Australia's anti-trust regulator said it plans to reject telecom giant Telstra Corp Ltd's request to raise its charges to other operators using its soon-to-be obsolete copper network.

Apple Asks U.S. Appeals Court to Disqualify Antitrust Monitor
March 10, 2015
A U.S. appeals court weighed Apple Inc's latest bid to disqualify a court-appointed antitrust monitor whose activities one judge sharply questioned.

EU antitrust Regulators extend Siemens, Dresser-Rand Deal Probe
March 10, 2015
European Union antitrust regulators have extended their investigation into Siemens' $7.6-billion proposed takeover of U.S. oilfield equipment maker Dresser-Rand Group Inc, the European Commission said.

Investors to Pause Forex Litigation Amid U.S. Government Probe
March 10, 2015
Lawyers pursuing an antitrust lawsuit by investors accusing 12 major banks of rigging prices in the $5.3 trillion-a-day foreign exchange market agreed to put most of the litigation on hold amid a related criminal probe by the U.S. Department of Justice.

Baywa says Headquarters Raided by Antitrust Watchdog
March 3, 2015
Agricultural products distributor Baywa said Germany's antitrust regulator had searched offices at the company's Munich headquarters, looking for evidence of collusion in crop chemicals trading.

Italy Antitrust Seeks More Information on EI Towers Rai Way Bid
March 3, 2015
Italy's Antitrust Authority asked for more information on EI Towers' bid to take over rival Rai Way, calling current information on the offer "seriously incomplete", according to a statement.

Apple, Google Workers Head to Court on $415 Million Poaching Settlement
March 2, 2015
Workers accusing Apple , Google and two other Silicon Valley companies of conspiring to hold down salaries will try on Monday to win approval of a $415 million settlement from a U.S. judge who rejected an earlier deal as too low.

CP15/9: Strengthening Accountability in Banking: a New Regulatory Framework for Individuals
March 16, 2015
In July 2014 we consulted, jointly with the PRA, on a new regulatory framework for individuals working in banking. We are now providing feedback on the responses received to the consultation and setting out our policy intentions as a result. We are also consulting on guidance on the presumption of responsibility that applies to senior managers under the Financial Services (Banking Reform) Act 2013.

Time for an Antitrust checkup: FTC announces 2015 thresholds under HSR Act and Clayton Act
February 9, 2015
January is a good time to take stock of compliance programs and set aside dated opinions and guidance to avoid relying on old rules, and antitrust is no exception to that. Because the FTC announces revisions to HSR Act and Clayton Act Section 8 thresholds this time each year, it marks a natural time to think beyond just the thresholds.

2014 Business Review V: Market Order and Business Environment Improved
January 19, 2015
In 2014, the Ministry of Commerce sincerely implemented the spirit of the Third and the Fourth Plenary Session of the 18th CPC Central Committee, strengthened supervision both in and after the process according to law, reorganized and standardized the market order, and further improved the law-based business environment.

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