CPD Course - Hong Kong Competition Ordinance: Law and Practice

CPD Course to attend and earn 2 CPD Points (Subject to accreditation by The Law Society of Hong Kong)

This CPD presentation aims to provide a practical overview of the competition regime under the Hong Kong Competition Ordinance (Cap.619) covering: obligations under the CO, an overview of the first and second conduct rules, the merger rule, investigation powers and procedures of the Competition Commission and Communications Authority as well as an update on enforcement cases before the Courts and other enforcement policies and trends.

Event Details

Date: Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Time: 2:30pm – 4:30pm

Venue: 11/F Oxford House, Tai Koo Place, Quarry Bay, HK

CPD: 2 CPD Points (Accredited by The Law Society of Hong Kong)

Level: Intermediate | Language: English

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Marc Waha
Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright

Marc is a leading lawyer in Competition Law in Norton Rose Fulbright’s Asia Antitrust and Competition Team and the author of LexisNexis Butterworths Hong Kong Competition Law Handbook. He also regularly publishes and speaks at conferences on competition law issues of relevance to Asia.

Marc advises international companies in a variety of industrial sectors on emerging antitrust regimes in East Asia, and Asian companies on global competition compliance issues, multi-jurisdictional merger filings and international cartel investigations. He has also worked on various competition matters in Europe and Asia involving alleged abuses of dominant position, cartel-like behaviour and state aid; he assisted defendants involved in litigation in Hong Kong, including in the leading competition law case (Television Broadcasts Limited v Communications Authority [2016]), and regularly represents defendants before the European competition authorities and before the General Court of the EU.

Philip Monaghan
Partner, O’Melveny & Myers LLP

Philip is the head of the firm’s Asia Antitrust and Competition Practice, and a former senior competition regulator who, in private practice, advises Asia-based and multinational clients on competition issues arising under antitrust laws globally. Philip has guided clients through compliance, cartel, abuse of market power, and multi-jurisdictional merger control matters, as well as the investigation and prosecution of antitrust and competition offenses or contraventions in Mainland China, Hong Kong and elsewhere in Asia.

From 2014 to 2017, Philip served as the first Executive Director (General Counsel) of the Hong Kong Competition Commission. In that capacity, Philip wrote, co-wrote, or provided legal sign off for all of the HKCC’s guidelines and policy documents, advised on all operational matters including the opening and escalation of investigations arising from complaints to the HKCC under the Hong Kong Competition Ordinance.