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Netgear Files Lawsuit against Huawei Alleging Antitrust Violations, Racketeering

Netgear, a California-based maker of Wi-Fi products, filed a lawsuit against Huawei in California federal court this week, claiming that Huawei violated U.S. antitrust law by refusing to license its patents on reasonable terms, and also alleging fraud, racketeering and other offenses for withholding patent licenses.

Beijing Approves Broadcom Acquisition with Strings Attached

Last week, the Chinese market regulator conditionally approved Broadcom's US$69 billion acquisition of software vendor VMware. The reasoning and conditions are summarized below.

Beijing Approves Micron's Acquisition Plan

Earlier this month, China's market regulator approved U.S. semiconductor firm Micron's acquisition of a packaging and testing firm in China, part of the company's plan to expand investment in China.

Egyptian Port Project Now Under Chinese Antitrust Review

The Chinese antitrust agency is now conducting an anti-monopoly review on an Egyptian joint venture in which Chinese shipping company COSCO has a share.

China Fines CNKI US$12 Million for Antitrust Violations

After a seven month long investigation, China's anti-trust agency decided to fine CNKI 87.6 million yuan (approximately US$12.7 million) for violating the Anti-Monopoly Law and abusing market dominance.

U.S. Spending Bill Targets Chinese Subsidies in Context of Mergers

In the government spending legislation recently enacted by Congress, there is a provision on the disclosure, in the context of merger notifications, of subsidies that have been provided by "foreign adversaries." This provision is part of an effort underway in both the EU and the U.S. to

New Proposed Changes to Chinese Competition Law

China's market regulator, the State Administration for Market Regulation, recently released a draft to revise the Anti-Unfair Competition Law, adding new rules to rein in unfair competition in the digital economy and enhancing the level of penalties for violations.
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