Thursday, 5th - Friday, 6th March 2020, Maxwell Chambers

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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

Elizabeth Avery

Gilbert + Tobin, Sydney

Arsenio M. Balisacan

Chairman, Philippine Competition Commission, Philippines

Dennis Beling

Compass Lexecon, Hong Kong

Corinne Chew

Drew & Napier, Singapore

Jessica Delbaum

Shearman & Sterling, New York

Ninette Dodoo

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Beijing

Adrian Emch

Hogan Lovells, Beijing

David Fruitman

Regional Competition Counsel/Senior Consultant, DFDL, Phnom Penh

Joy Fuyuno

Director of Competition Law for Asia, Microsoft, Singapore

Samir Gandhi

AZB & Partners, Delhi

Nynnart Gherdlarppon

Legal officer, Office of Trade Competition Commission, Bangkok

Harris Ibrahim

Commissioner, Competition Commission Brunei Darussalam (CCBD), Bandar Seri Begawan

Khouanchay Iemsouthi

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

Hyun A Kim

Bae, Kim & Lee, Seoul

Jindrich Kloub

Executive Director (Operations), Competition Commission, Hong Kong

Nor Mazny Binti Abdul Majid

Commissioner, Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC), Kuala Lumpur

Songkheang Meng

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

Alastair Mordaunt

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Hong Kong

Steven Newborn

Weil, Gotshal & Manges, Washington, DC

Marcus Pollard  

Linklaters, Hong Kong

Masaya Sakuma

Director, International Affairs Division, Japan Fair Trade Commission, Tokyo

Thida San

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

Phung Van Thanh

Deputy Director, Antitrust Investigation Board, Vietnam Competition Authority (VCC), Hanoi

Aik Kor Sia

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

Nisha Kaur Uberoi

Trilegal, Mumbai

Philip Williams

Frontier Economics, Melbourne

Zee Kin Yeong

Deputy Commissioner, Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC), Singapore

Yan Yu

RBB Economics, Hong Kong

Programme

Thursday 5th March

8.30: Welcome coffee and registration

9.00: Chairs' welcome

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

9.15: 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 of 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:
Arsenio M. Balisacan, Chairman, Philippine Competition Commision, Philippines
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
Songkheang Meng, Deputy Director of Competition Department, CAMCONTROL Directorate-General, Ministry of Commerce, Phnom Penh
Thida San, Deputy Director General, Union Attorney General's Office, Myanmar
Aik Kor Sia, Chief Executive, Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS), Singapore
Phung Van Thanh, Deputy Director, Antitrust Investigation Board, Vietnam Competition Authority (VCC), Hanoi
Harris Ibrahim, Department of Competition and Consumer Affairs, Department of Economic Planning and Development, Competition Commission Brunei, Darussalam (CCBD), Darussalam
Nor Manzy Biniti Abdul Majid, Commissioner, Malaysia Competition Commission (MYCC) 

11.00: Coffee break

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

This session will cover recent legislative and regulatory developments with at the intersection of 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.

Moderator:
Elizabeth Avery, Gilbert + Tobin, Sydney  

Panel
Zee Kin Yeong, Deputy Commissioner, Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC), Singapore
Nisha Kauer Uberoi, Trilegal, Mumbai
Alastair Mordaunt, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Hong Kong
Joy Fuyuno, Microsoft, Singapore

12.40: Networking lunch

13.50: 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.

Moderator: 
Ninette Dodoo, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Beijing 

Panel: 
Steven Newborn, Weil, Gotshal & Manges, Washington, DC
Dennis Beling, Compass Lexecon, Hong Kong
Samir Gandhi, AZB & Partners, Delhi
Corinne Chew, Drew & Napier, Singapore

15.00: Coffee break

15.25: Economically-speaking – key issues of economic science in competition law cases 

Economic assessments form the scientific backbone to many complex competition cases. From market assessments to analyses of foreclosure effects of mergers or conduct, the panel will visit the ways in which economics can play a major role in competition law assessment and advocacy and discuss key questions on the minds of competition economists today. 

Panel: 
Marcus Pollard, Linklaters, Hong Kong
Philip Williams, Frontier Economics, Melbourne
Yan Yu, RBB Economics, Hong Kong

16.35: Chairs' close of day remarks

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

16.45: Close of day one: All delegates are invited to attend a drinks reception kindly hosted by Shearman & Sterling

 

Friday 6th March 2020

8.30: Welcome coffee and registration

9.15: Chairs' welcome

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

9.30: North Asia roundtable and Q&A

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 from an enforcement perspective:

  • 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?

Moderator:
Susan Ning, King & Wood Mallesons, Beijing and Sanya

Panel: 
Jindrich Kloub, Executive Director (Operations), Competition Commission, Hong Kong
Masaya Sakuma, Director, International Affairs Division, Japan Fair Trade Commission, Tokyo

10.45: Coffee break

11.15: Abuse of dominance and cartel concerns in technology and other industries

Looking through the lenses of regional authorities’ past and ongoing investigations, this session will discuss:

  • Updates on various instances of alleged dominance or monopolistic behavior that has drawn the attention of regional authorities
  • IP licensing, SEPs, exploitative and exclusionary pricing and access issues, algorithms, AI
  • Updates on how regional authorities identify collusion in technology and other industries.

Moderator:
Adrian Emch, Hogan Lovells, Beijing

Panel: 
Jessica Delbaum, Shearman & Sterling, New York
David Fruitman, Regional Competition Counsel/Senior Consultant, DFDL, Phnom Penh
Hyun A Kim, Bae, Kim & Lee, Seoul

12.25: Chairs' closing remarks

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

12.35: Close of conference

Venue

Maxwell Chambers

Tickets

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Early £575 21 Feb 2020
Standard £850 05 Mar 2020

 

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