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Philippine antitrust regulator to get hybrid merger review regime, stronger powers under contentious bill

By Jet Damazo-Santos
  • 22 Jul 2021 03:24
  • 22 Jul 2021 03:24
The Philippines’ competition regulator will get a hybrid compulsory-voluntary notification regime and stronger powers to fight entrenched cartels under a contentious bill approved by a legislative committee yesterday, despite objections from the regulator’s commissioners.

The most controversial of the bill’s proposed changes to the 2015 Philippine Competition Act seek to replace

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