Thursday, 3rd - Friday, 4th September 2020

Global Competition Review is pleased to host GCR Interactive: Asia-Pacific a virtual event bringing together leading regulators, in-house counsel and senior practitioners from across the region. During the event’s flagship ASEAN enforcers roundtable attendees can expect to gain beneficial insights on the state of competition law and enforcement in the ASEAN jurisdictions - the panel features a stellar line-up of enforcement officials from ASEAN member states who will share their unique view on changes and developments over the last year. On the North Asia roundtable, we will hear from officials from the China, Japan and Hong Kong agencies who will share insights into competition analysis related to the digital economy over the past year.

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Chairs

Susan Ning

King & Wood Mallesons, Beijing and Sanya

Ms. Ning holds a Bachelor of Laws from Peking University and a Master in Law from McGill University. She was admitted as a Chinese lawyer in 1988.

Ms. Ning joined King & Wood Mallesons in 1995. She is a partner and the head of the Compliance Group. Ms. Ning’s main areas of practice include cybersecurity and data compliance, and antitrust and competition law. In addition, Ms. Ning also practices international trade and investment law.

Chong Kin Lim

Drew & Napier, Singapore

Lim Chong Kin heads Drew & Napier's Competition and Regulatory (Contentious & Non-Contentious); and, Telecoms, Media and Technology practices.

Widely acknowledged by peers, clients and rivals as a leading lawyer in the fields of Antitrust, Competition, Regulatory, Telecommunications, Media and Technology, Chong Kin also has experience in advising the sectoral competition regulators on liberalisation matters since 1999, including drafting, implementing and enforcing the competition law framework for the telecom, media and postal sectors.

Speakers

Arsenio Balisacan

Chairman, Philippine Competition Commission, Philippines

Dennis Beling

Compass Lexecon, Singapore

Corinne Chew

Drew & Napier, Singapore

Joy Fuyuno

Director, Competition Law, Asia, Microsoft, Singapore

Nynnart Gherdlarppon

Legal officer, Office of Trade Competition Commission, Bangkok

Harris Ibrahim

Commissioner, Competition Commission, Brunei Darussalam

Khouanchay Iemsouthi

Deputy Director General Internal Trade Department, Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Lao PDR

Katsunori Inaguma

Director, International Affairs Division, Japan, TokyoFair Trade Commission (JFTC),

Encik Iskandar Bin Ismail

CEO, Malaysian Competition Commission (MYCC), Kuala Lumpur

Jindrich Kloub

Executive Director, Operations, Hong Kong Competition Commission (HKCC), Hong Kong

Songkheang Meng

Deputy Director of Competition Department, CAMCONTROL Directorate-General, Ministry of Commerce, Phnom Penh

Yan Yu

RBB Economics, Melbourne

Marcus Pollard

Linklaters, Hong Kong

Elvira Rodriguez

Shearman & Sterling, Brussels

Thida San

Deputy Director General, Union Attorney General's Office, Myanmar

Aik Kor Sia

Chief Executive, Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS), Singapore

Philip Williams

Frontier Economics, Melbourne

Programme

Thursday 3rd September 2020
All times are in Singapore time SGT (UTC+08:00)

16.00: Chairs' welcome

Susan Ning, King & Wood Mallesons, Beijing and Sanya
Chong Kin Lim, Drew & Napier, Singapore

16.10: ASEAN enforcers roundtable: A sea of change – recent developments in competition laws and enforcement in the ASEAN region

The past year saw key changes and developments in competition laws and enforcement in the ASEAN region. The panel, which comprises a line-up of enforcement officials from ASEAN member states, will discuss these changes and developments, as well as enforcement priorities for 2020.

Moderator
Chong Kin Lim, Drew & Napier, Singapore

Panel:
Encik Iskandar Bin Ismail, Chief Executive Officer, Malaysia Competition Commission (MYCC)
Arsenio Balisacan, Chairman, Philippine Competition Commission, Philippines
Songkheang Meng, Deputy Director of Competition Department, CAMCONTROL Directorate-General, Ministry of Commerce, Phnom Penh
Aik Kor Sia, Chief Executive, Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS), Singapore
Nynnart Gherdlarppon, Legal officer, Office of Trade Competition Commission, Bangkok
Khouanchay Iemsouthi, Deputy Director General Internal Trade Department, Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Lao PDR
Thida San, Deputy Director General, Union Attorney General's Office, Myanmar
Harris Ibrahim, Commissioner of the Competition Commission Brunei Darussalam

 

17.25: When antitrust, consumer protection and data protection laws collide 

This session will cover recent legislative and regulatory developments at the intersection of privacy, data competition and consumer protection, and further forecast the legislative developments in Asia and beyond.

  • The development of e-commerce, social media, and other digital, data-driven services invites more overlap between antitrust, privacy and data competition. How are competition and antitrust enforcers approaching markets in which these three legal and regulatory areas overlap?
  • How different jurisdictions balance the various and separate focuses of these three laws. Do authorities welcome unified enforcement rather than the parallel actions of different regulatory and enforcement agencies?
  • How companies best comply with the various and sometimes competing requirements of these areas of the law
  • Projecting future legislation and regulatory supervision in the interactive areas.

18.25: Chairs' closing remarks

Susan Ning, King & Wood Mallesons, Beijing and Sanya
Chong Kin Lim, Drew & Napier, Singapore

18.30: Close of day one

 

Friday 4th September 2020
All times in Singapore time SGT (UTC+08:00)

10.00: Chairs' welcome

Susan Ning, King & Wood Mallesons, Beijing and Sanya
Chong Kin Lim, Drew & Napier, Singapore

10.05: Merger regulation, socio-economic policy and trade: Should merger policy consider social and industrial policy, and security issues, in this globalised economy?

The panel will share their views on the hotly debated topic of whether, and to what extent, public interest considerations, such as employment, industrial policy, security and trade should feature in merger control enforcement; and provide insights on the treatment of such considerations in their respective jurisdictions.

11.00: North Asia Roundtable: Competition analysis in the digital economy

With more enforcement guidelines issued in North Asia incorporating data effects in competition analysis, authorities have not only realized the importance of the digital economy, but also increasingly accept the differences between online and traditional industries.  This session will discuss the following:

  • How do new technologies affect customers’ demand, and thus change how enforcers define the relevant market?
  • How do authorities deal with industrial changes and to what extent do authorities accept various substitutable products/services to constitute one relevant market considering the digital economy’s characteristics? The panel will examine online vs. offline markets, multi-sided markets, the acceptance of similar function products and services as substitutes, etc.
  • How do authorities analyze market power in the digital economy? The panel will investigate market power analysis methods and whether technical experts are increasingly acceptable in competition cases.
  • What are typical competitive restrictive conducts in the digital economy? What are the various approaches of authorities in analyzing such conducts in terms of algorithms, data and platform effects?
  • What kinds of remedies do authorities usually impose in digital economy cases?

11.55: Chairs' closing remarks

Susan Ning, King & Wood Mallesons, Beijing and Sanya
Chong Kin Lim, Drew & Napier, Singapore

12.00: Close of conference

Tickets

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Tier 2 £150

 

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