Tuesday, February 20 2018 12:24:41

CPD by Others
Code : 2013017
Event Name : Hong Kong Competition Ordinance
CPD Code : Formal Events
Speaker : John Hickin & Philip Monaghan

John has been a partner of Mayer Brown JSM since 2005 and is co-head of the firm's Competition Law Group in Asia, which was ranked by Chambers Asia 2011 as one of only five top tier international practice teams for China/Hong Kong antitrust. He was involved in the consultation with the HKSAR Government regarding the region's cross-sector Competition Bill and now advises a number of clients regarding compliance activities following the introduction of the new law. Chambers Asia has recognised John's work in this practice area in their 2012 rankings for China/Hong Kong antitrust lawyers.

Philip Monaghan is a senior associate with Mayer Brown JSM based in Hong Kong. Philip is an experienced antitrust/competition and trade lawyer with expertise in all areas of competition law including compliance, restrictive agreements and cartel practices, abuse of market power, merger control and market investigations. Philip has extensive experience acting for Asia-based companies in respect of competition issues arising under antitrust laws globally. Equally, he advises global multinationals on competition and transactional concerns under the Chinese Anti-Monopoly Law and Hong Kong companies on the implications of the new Competition Ordinance.
Event Date : 12/03/2013
Event Time : 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
CPD Hour(s) : 1.5
Venue : 12/F Wing On Centre, 111 Connaught Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Division : GPD
Closing Date : 04/03/2013
Fee : HK$120 for member; HK$150 for non-member (HK$30 walk in surcharge for all pricings listed)
Priority : GPD Members; First-come-first-served
Language : English
Details :

On 22 June 2012, Hong Kong's first cross-sector competition law was gazetted as an Ordinance. The new law applies to anti-competitive behaviour affecting markets in Hong Kong, whether that behaviour takes place in or outside the jurisdiction. As infringements will attract significant penalties, and a new Competition Commission will be empowered with wide-ranging investigatory powers, the law is set to dramatically alter the business landscape. The 1.5-hour seminar will include a summary of the law and timetable for enforcement and an explanation of what the law will mean in practice. Our presenters will discuss fundamentals of competition law and the steps Hong Kong business should consider taking to prepare for the new regulatory environment.

  • Update and status of Hong Kong Ordinance
  • Three competition rules
  • Defences
  • Institutions
  • Risks, issues and scenarios
  • Compliance steps