Competition law

Why dominant and small players are treated differently

Having issued a provisional infringement decision against Grab for violating Singapore's competition law prohibition against mergers that substantially lessen competition, the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS) has proposed a number of striking behavioural remedies to help restore the competition that was eliminated when Uber ceased its local operations and "merged" with Grab.

In March, news broke that ride-hailing company Grab acquired its US-based competitor's Singapore and South-east Asian operations for an undisclosed sum.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 07, 2018, with the headline 'Why dominant and small players are treated differently'. Print Edition | Subscribe