Fate Of Hong Kong's 1st Antitrust Bill Hangs In Balance

Law360, New York (October 28, 2011, 2:41 PM EDT) -- While Hong Kong's administration made substantial concessions to the business community when it submitted a scaled-back version of the city's first-ever competition bill to lawmakers Tuesday, it remains uncertain whether the proposal can pass before a government reshuffle next year, attorneys say.

The Commerce and Economic Development Bureau made several significant changes to the bill — which has been in the works for more than a decade — in an effort to speed up consideration of the measure by appeasing business interests. The amendments included eliminating...
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