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Since the Competition Ordinance came into full effect more than two years ago, around 2,800 complaints and inquiries have been received by the Competition Commission.

Companies in the telecoms, real estate and property management, and machinery and equipment sectors in particular have been subject to accusations of market sharing.

The investigation process is intense and time-consuming. Even the initial assessment can involve several months of research – not to mention the in-depth investigations required for cases moving to the second and final stage of assessment.

The commission has so far brought two cases to the Competition Tribunal, seeking pecuniary penalties for anti-competitive conduct.

How can Hong Kong businesses ensure that they stay out of trouble under the new competition regime? What stance does the Competition Commission take against corporate malpractice?

Brent Snyder, Chief Executive Officer of the Competition Commission, will meet with members at our "Town Hall Forum Series" on 14 May to discuss these and other issues. Sign up today for this exclusive, closed-door forum and share your thoughts with Hong Kong's competition watchdog.

Dress code: Business attire

Speaker(s) Mr Brent Snyder was appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer of the Competition Commission (Commission) in September 2017.

Prior to joining the Commission, Mr. Snyder served in the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice from 2003 until 2017, first as a Trial Attorney prosecuting Division criminal matters, and as Deputy Assistant Attorney General (DAAG) since 2013 until 2017. In his capacity as DAAG, Mr. Snyder headed the criminal enforcement function overseeing enforcement, prosecutions, leniency and other policy work. Between January and April 2017, he served as Acting Assistant Attorney General leading the Antitrust Division. Prior to joining the government, Mr. Snyder practiced law at Paul Hastings in Los Angeles and Perkins Coie in Seattle where he was a Partner.

Mr Snyder played a key role in some of the Antitrust Division's most important investigations and trials in recent years, including thin-film transistor liquid crystal display panels, coastal water freight and air transportation. Mr. Snyder has twice received the Attorney General's Award for Distinguished Service and he has been awarded an Antitrust Division Award of Distinction. He was also named a California Attorney of the Year in 2013.

Mr Snyder received his law degree from the University of Texas. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Seattle Pacific University, where he graduated magna cum laude.
Language English
Date and Time 2018/05/14 16:30 to 18:00
Venue Chamber Theatre, 22/F United Centre
Media Closed to media
Enquiries Yannas Chung
Tel: 28231219
Email: yannas@chamber.org.hk
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