• Hong Kong Competition Law Series - Part 5: Cardinal Sin No. 3 - Market Sharing
  • May 4, 2015 | Authors: Hannah C. L. Ha; John M. Hickin
  • Law Firm: Mayer Brown JSM - Hong Kong Office
  • Last week we looked at the Cardinal Sin of output limitation. This week we discuss Cardinal Sin No. 3 - market sharing.

    Market Sharing
    Market sharing refers to agreements between competitors that allocate sales, territories, customers or markets for the production or supply of goods or services.

    Why Market Share?
    To insulate businesses from competition in their agreed “slice of the market” and, in doing so, maintain profitability and market share.