January 16, 2023
QUARTERLY UPDATE: OCTOBER TO DECEMBER 2022
The increasing COVID cases in the final quarter of 2022 clearly did not dampen the Chinese antitrust authorities’ eagerness to strengthen antitrust scrutiny on all fronts. Outside China, antitrust authorities across the region sought to deal with antitrust challenges arising in the digital economy in a more effective manner. With respect to the wider economy, merger control and antitrust enforcement both remained active across the region. In the final quarter of 2022, antitrust authorities in the region drew on past and recent experience and were busy with forming priorities for the year ahead.