Coverage

Hong Kong judge examines private litigation

Hong Kong judge examines private litigation

20 October 2016

The president of Hong Kong’s Competition Tribunal has said that economic torts may be more expeditious than follow-on actions under the jurisdiction’s private enforcement regime for litigants who seek damages for allegedly anticompetitive acts. Tom Webb in Hong Kong

Local lawyers highlight quirks of China probes

Local lawyers highlight quirks of China probes

18 October 2016

Chinese enforcers’ insistence on confessions and self-reporting are among the features that distinguish their procedures from defence rights in many other jurisdictions, practitioners explained today. Tom Webb in Hong Kong

DoJ has changed stance on compliance, says official

DoJ has changed stance on compliance, says official

19 October 2016

The US Department of Justice’s antitrust division has begun to credit companies for their compliance programmes, the agency’s New York bureau chief said yesterday – but earning that credit requires impressive efforts. Tom Webb in Hong Kong

Chairs

Natalie Yeung

Slaughter and May, Hong Kong

Natalie joined the firm in 2005 and moved to our Hong Kong office in 2009. She is an experienced competition and regulatory lawyer who represents clients in relation to cross-border M&A and the new Hong Kong competition legislation. She has worked on a number of matters involving HK, EU and UK competition law, and her experience covers a range of sectoral regulation, anti-trust and merger control work.

Michael Han

Fangda Partners, Hong Kong and Beijing

Michael is a partner and the head of the antitrust practice of Fangda Partners, a leading Chinese law firm. Prior to joining the firm, Michael was a partner of a major international law firm in China, heading its antitrust practice in the Greater China region. Michael also worked as an official with MOFTEC (now the Ministry of Commerce, or MOFCOM). 

Keynote Speaker

The Honourable Mr Justice Godfrey Lam Wan-ho

President, Hong Kong Competition Tribunal, Hong Kong

Godfrey Lam read law at Trinity College, Cambridge and obtained a Masters of Laws from the University of Washington, Seattle. He read for the Postgraduate Certificate in Laws at the University of Hong Kong and was called to the Bar of Hong Kong in 1993. In 2008, he was appointed to the rank of Senior Counsel of Hong Kong. He practised at the Bar primarily in commercial and company law. He became a Judge of the Court of First Instance of Hong Kong in January 2013 and the President of the Competition Tribunal in August 2013. 

Speakers

Matthew Hancox

Managing Director, ING, London

Ninette Dodoo

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Hong Kong and Beijing

Yao Feng

Broad & Bright, Beijing

John Hickin

Mayer Brown, Hong Kong

Elaine Hui

Assistant Director, Office of the Communications Authority, Hong Kong

Janet Yung Yung Hui

JunHe

Victor Hung

Hong Kong Consumer Council, Hong Kong

Veronica Lockyer

Deputy Head, Group Regulatory Affairs​, PCCW, Hong Kong

Jeffrey Martino

Chief of the New York Office, Antitrust Division, US Department of Justice, New York

Alastair Mordaunt

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Hong Kong

Catherine Palmer

Latham & Watkins, Hong Kong

Sharon Pang

Charles River Associates, Washington DC

Derek Ritzmann

Compass Lexecon, Hong Kong and Brussels

Iris Sung

Managing Counsel, Regional Compliance, Intel, Hong Kong

Wesley Wang

T&D Associates, Beijing

Rose Webb

CEO, Hong Kong Competition Commission, Hong Kong

Programme

8.30: Welcome coffee and registration

9.00: Chairs’ welcome

Michael Han, Fangda Partners, Hong Kong and Beijing
Natalie Yeung, Slaughter and May, Hong Kong

9.15: Keynote address -
The Honourable Mr Justice Godfrey Lam Wan-ho, President, Hong Kong Competition Tribunal, Hong Kong  

9.45: Regulators’ panel – Milestones, challenges and predictions

  • Recent key milestones in Hong Kong’s competition regime
  • Challenges for new competition agencies
  • Cautionary tales from the US 
  • International trends affecting competition enforcement
  • Predictions for the future

Moderator: 
Catherine Palmer, Latham & Watkins, Hong Kong 

Panel:
Rose Webb, CEO, Hong Kong Competition Commission, Hong Kong
Jeffrey Martino, Chief of the New York Office, Antitrust Division, US Department of Justice, New York
Elaine Hui, Assistant Director, Office of the Communications Authority, Hong Kong

11.15: Coffee break

11.40: China: Investigations – Dominance and cartels

  • China’s antitrust agencies and their enforcement record in recent years
  • Major cartel investigations and developments in leniency
  • Abuse of dominance cases and implications for multinational companies operating in China
  • How do antitrust investigations in China differ from antitrust investigations in other jurisdictions?

Moderator: 
Ninette Dodoo, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Hong Kong and Beijing

Panel: 
Michael Han, Fangda Partners, Hong Kong and Beijing
Wesley Wang, T&D Associates, Beijing
Iris Sung, Managing Counsel, Regional Compliance, Intel, Hong Kong
Catherine Palmer, Latham & Watkins, Hong Kong 

12.55: Networking lunch

14.10: Hong Kong: Compliance, advocacy and first investigations

  • Culture and advocacy – how do you foster a culture of competition compliance?
  • What are the key challenges for companies in HK and for the HKCC?
  • The role and challenge of market studies, RFI and preliminary investigations – a first step towards the enforcement of the Ordinance
  • The consumer’s perspective and how to manage expectancies

Moderator: 
John Hickin, Mayer Brown, Hong Kong

Panel: 
Victor Hung, Hong Kong Consumer Council, Hong Kong
Derek Ritzmann, Compass Lexecon, Hong Kong and Brussels
Alastair Mordaunt, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Hong Kong
Veronica Lockyer, Deputy Head, Group Regulatory Affairs, PCCW, Hong Kong

15.25: Coffee break

15.45: China: Mergers – Remedies retrospective

  • What is a successful remedy?
  • Traps for the unwary – before, during, after
  • Behavioural remedies – are they a blessing or a curse?
  • When is MOFCOM willing to lift restrictions?

Moderator: 
Yao Feng, Broad & Bright, Beijing

Panel: 
Janet Yung Yung Hui, JunHe, Beijing and Hong Kong
Natalie Yeung, Slaughter and May, Hong Kong
Matthew Hancox, Managing Director, ING, London
Sharon Pang, Charles River Associates, Washington DC

17.00: Chairs' closing remarks 

Michael Han, Fangda Partners, Hong Kong and Beijing
Natalie Yeung, Slaughter and May, Hong Kong

17.10: Close of conference

Venue

11th Floor, Two Exchange Square, 8 Connaught Place, Hong Kong

Testimonials

  • "Comprehensive, timely and very high quality discussion. Good coverage of related topics" - Benjamin Choi, NYK Line

  • "A good sharing and input forum." Corporate Legal Counsel & Company Secretary – Star Petroleum Refining Public Company

  • "Very well organised, no issues, GCR staff always helpful and professional."

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