13 September 2021

Antitrust in Asia - 7th annual conference

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From 13 to 17 September 2021

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13 Sept.

Webinar held on Monday 13 September 2021 16:15 HKT | 10:15 CEST

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Frédéric JENNY | Chairman, OECD Competition Committee, Paris | Professor, Co-Director, CEDE, ESSEC, Paris (bio)


Emerson B. AQUENDE | Commissioner, Philippine Competition Commission, Quezon City (bio)
Payal MALIK | Head of Economics Division, Competition Commission of India, New Delhi (bio)
James MELLSOP | Managing Director and Chair of Global Antitrust and Competition Practice, NERA Economic Consulting, Auckland (bio)
Matthew READINGS | Partner, Shearman & Sterling, London (bio)
Stephen RIDGEWAY | Commissioner, Australian Competition & Consumer Commission, Canberra (bio)
Moderator: Stephen CROSSWELL | Partner, Baker McKenzie, Hong Kong (bio)

14 Sept.

Webinar held on Tuesday 14 September 2021 16:30 HKT | 10:30 CEST

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Ruth CHEN | Associate General Counsel, Competition & Regulatory, Facebook, Hong Kong (bio)
Iskandar ISMAIL | Chief Executive Officer, Malaysia Competition Commission, Kuala Lumpur (bio)
Adelaide LUKE | Partner, Head of Competition - Asia, Herbert Smith Freehills, Hong Kong (bio)
Aik Kor SIA | Chief Executive, Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore, Singapore (bio)
Rod SIMS | Chairman, Australian Competition & Consumer Commission, Canberra (bio)
Moderator: Frédéric JENNY | Chairman, OECD Competition Committee, Paris (bio)

15 Sept.

Webinar held on Wednesday 15 September 2021 16:30 HKT | 10:30 CEST
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Frank HOGUE | Partner, White & Case, Washington DC (bio)
Godfrey LAM | Former President, Hong Kong Competition Tribunal, Hong Kong | Justice of Appeal of the Court of Appeal, Hong Kong (bio)
Moderator: Knut FOURNIER | APAC Regional Counsel, StubHub, Hong Kong (bio)

17 Sept.

Webinar held on Friday 17 September 2021 16:30 HKT | 10:30 CEST

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Rasul BUTT | Chief Executive Officer, Hong Kong Competition Commission, Hong Kong (bio)
Winston KIANG | Asia Pacific Japan Regional Competition Counsel, Intel, Hong Kong (bio)
Peggy LEUNG | Regional Head of Competition Law, Asia Pacific, HSBC, Hong Kong (bio)
Marcus POLLARD | Antitrust & Foreign Investment Counsel, Linklaters, Hong Kong (bio)
Richard RINKEMA | Lead Counsel, Asia Competition Law & Policy, Microsoft, Washington DC (bio)
Yan YU | Principal, RBB Economics, Melbourne (bio)
Moderator: Sandra MARCO COLINO | Associate Professor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (bio)

Chatham House Rules applied to this webinar.

17 Sept.

Reception held on Friday 17 September 2021 18:00 HKT | 12:00 CEST

Concluding this 7th edition of the Antitrust in Asia Conference, Concurrences is inviting you to its closing reception. This event will allow you to exchange views with the participants and speakers involved in the different webinars of this edition.

During this virtual event, you will be able to speak or chat with other attendees and navigate from table to table on a virtual hotel floor. Join us and bring your own bottle (or glass)!


7th Antitrust in Asia (Sandra Marco-Colino)

Last year’s attendees

Enforcers: French Autorité de la concurrence, Bangladesh Competition Commission, Caricom Competition Commission, The European Commission, Hong Kong Competition Commission, Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, Italian Competition Authority, Indecopi, Japan Fair Trade Commission, Malaysia Competition Commission, the United States Federal Trade Commission, etc.

Corporations: ABB, Ascend Technology, Berenberg, BHP, Convoy, Essilor, Facebook, Herbert Smith Freehills, HP, Hong Kong Airlines, Intel, Longi Solar, Maersk, Mastercard, Pegatron, Philip Morris, Qualcomm, RedCard, Stubhub, etc.

Lawyers: Allen & Overy, Assegaf Hamzah & Partners, Bae, Clifford Chance, Kim & Lee, Baker McKenzie, Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow, Christopher & Lee Ong, Des Voeux Chambers, Drew & Napier, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, HSF, IndusLaw, Kim & Chang, King & Wood Mallesons, McCarthy Tetrault, McDermott Will & Emery, Mayer Brown, O’Melveny & Myers, Rajah & Tann, Reed Smith, Roedl & Partner, Shearman & Sterling, Quisumbing Torres, White & Case, etc.

Economists: Alpha Amadeus Abaque, Augusta Venture, Charles River Associates, Compass Lexecon, RBB Economics, etc.

Academics: The Alliance University, British University in Egypt, China University of Political Science and Law, Free University of Brussels, University of Lisbon, University of Gakushuin, University of Hakuoh, University of Kobe, University of Kyushu, Mindanao State University, University of Nirma, University of Paris Dauphine, University of Rikkyo, University of Toronto, University of Postdam, etc.

If you would like to read about this event’s topic, you can access the following Concurrences documents. If you do not have an access, please inquire for Subscription here.


Webinar #1 - Merger Control in Asia: Sharing Experience of New and Emerging Regimes and Trends

Full video, audio, PPT presentations and other materials
Available here

1- Interview with Stephen Ridgeway (Australian Competition & Consumer Commission) by Stephen Crosswell (Baker McKenzie)

2- Interview with Emerson B. Aquende (Philippine Competition Commission) by Stephen Crosswell (Baker McKenzie)

3- Rohan Arora, Yaman Verma, Gauri Chhabra, Aparna Mehra, Manika Brar, Harman Singh Sandhu, Shweta Shroff Chopra, Naval Satarawala Chopra, John Handoll, Pallavi Shroff, The Indian Competition Authority clears an acquisition by a major big tech company of a minority shareholding in a company with whom it has a commercial agreement to develop new low-cost smartphones (Google / Jio Platforms), 11 November 2020, e-Competitions November 2020, Art. N° 100484

4- Adelaide Luke, Frances Xu, Howard Chan, Hazel Xu, The Chinese State Administration for Market Regulation consolidates merger control guidance in interim rules, 27 October 2020, e-Competitions October 2020, Art. N° 97938

5- Masako Wakui, Japan: Shrinking market doctrine for aging stagnant economies? The JFTC 2019 revision of merger guidelines, May 2020, Concurrences N° 2-2020, Art. N° 93541, www.concurrences.com

6- Cheng Liu, Yun Bi, Jeff Liu, The Chinese State Administration for Market Regulation accepts the first merger filing involving a variable interest entities structure (Shanghai Mingcha Zhegang / Huansheng Information Technology), 20 April 2020, e-Competitions April 2020, Art. N° 95302

7- Ninette Dodoo, Alastair Mordaunt, Ming Shang, Janet Wang, Hazel Yin, Round table (10 years of the Anti-Monopoly Law in China - Beijing, 14 July 2018), November 2018, Concurrences N° 4-2018, Art. N° 88379, www.concurrences.com

Webinar #2 - Institutional Design: Should Competition Law Be Enforced by Sectoral Regulators?

Full video, audio, PPT presentations and other materials
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1- Australian Competition Authority, The Australian Competition Authority outlines its enforcement and compliance priorities for 2021 in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, 23 February 2021, e-Competitions February 2021, Art. N° 99421

2- Competition and regulation: How to coordinate the interventions of competition authorities and sectoral regulators? November 2019

Webinar #3 - How to Coordinate Cases Across the Asian Region?

Full video, audio, PPT presentations and other materials
Available here

1- Hong Kong Competition Authority, The Hong Kong Competition Authority signs a memorandum of understanding with the Philippine Competition Authority to strengthen cooperation in the advancement of competition law and policy, 14 December 2020, e-Competitions December 2020, Art. N° 98486

2- Jennifer E. Mellott, Christopher Wall, The effects of increased globalization and regulator coordination on antitrust discovery, February 2017, Concurrences N° 1-2017, Art. N° 82404, www.concurrences.com

3- Allan Fels, Robert Ian McEwin, Carol Osborne, The role of ASEAN guidelines on competition policy and the economic integration of the ASEAN countries (ASEAN Antitrust: The Future of Competition Law and Policy in the ASEAN Countries, Singapore, 24 April 2015), February 2016, Concurrences N° 1-2016, Art. N° 77741, www.concurrences.com

Webinar #4 - Policy & Legal Developments in Mainland China & Hong Kong: Mergers, Cooperation, Dominance, Digital…

1- Interview with Rasul Butt (Hong Kong Competition Commission) by Sandra Marco-Colino (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

2- Sébastien Evrard, Knut Fournier, Hong Kong Competition Law: Interview of Sébastien Evrard by Knut Fournier, 28 April 2021, e-Competitions Hong Kong Competition Law, Art. N° 99557

3- Yajie Gao, Wei Han, The Chinese Anti-Monopoly Commission of the State Council publishes anti-monopoly guidelines on platform economy, 7 February 2021, e-Competitions February 2021, Art. N° 99227

4- Cheng Liu, The Chinese SAMR promulgates the Anti-monopoly Guidelines for intellectual property rights providing a more detailed analytical framework for monopoly agreements and abuse of dominant position, 1 December 2020, e-Competitions December 2020, Art. N° 99555

5- Adrian Emch, The Chinese Antitrust Authority releases a draft on the Regulation on the Prohibition of Monopoly Agreement Conduct, 3 January 2019, e-Competitions January 2019, Art. N° 88846

6- Angela Huyue Zhang, Bureaucratic politics in China’s antitrust enforcement, May 2014, Concurrences N° 2-2014, Art. N° 65564, www.concurrences.com


This is the 7th edition of this joint conference organized by Concurrences, Hong Kong Competition Association, Chinese University of Hong Kong, and ESSEC Business School in partnership with sponsors. Due to the ongoing public health measures for COVID-19, the Antitrust in Asia Conference will be held via a series of 4 webinars from September 13th to 17th, 2021.

By registering for these webinars, you are submitting your information to the webinar organizers, who will use it to communicate with you regarding this event and their other services. The webinars will be recorded. If your question is selected for the Q&A session, you are consenting to be recorded.

The official hashtag of this event on our social media is #AntitrustInAsia. Use it to get updated and add your inputs to the discussions. See above this page for the links to our social media accounts.

1 CPD point has been applied with the Hong Kong Law Society for this event. Conference accredited by the Paris Bar.