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Just a few years after the implementation of the Competition Ordinance (Cap. 619) ("the Ordinance") in Hong Kong and following the determination of two landmark cases related to cartel conduct by the Hong Kong Competition Tribunal on 17 May 2019, this piece of legislation has continued to set the bar high for how the city's bustling business community conducts its activities within the market.

At this webinar, we are delighted to have invited two representatives from Herbert Smith Freehils - Ms. Adelaide Luke, Head of Competition (Asia) and Mr. Howard Chan, Associate – to speak on how businesses can avoid falling foul of the law under the current provisions of the Ordinance.

This seminar will cover a brief overview of common competition law infringements in Hong Kong, and in particular the categories of Serious Anti-Competitive Conduct under the Competition Ordinance. It will then move on to focus on practical steps that legal and compliance teams can take to detect competition law infringements and conduct internal investigations. Finally, it will cover the availability of Leniency, Cooperation and Settlements in order to benefit from immunity or a discount in fines.

Please refer to the following on the virtual seminar:
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Speaker(s) Adelaide Luke, Head of Competition – Asia, Herbert Smith Freehills

Adelaide Luke is a Partner in HSF's Competition, Regulation and Trade team in Hong Kong. She has experience working in Hong Kong, London, and Brussels, and is familiar with many of the competition law regimes in Asia, including the PRC and various South East Asian countries. Adelaide specialises in international cartel investigations, and has appeared before the European Courts in Luxembourg on behalf of Asian clients. She has extensive experience managing multi-jurisdictional investigations and coordinating responses to different competition authorities. Her practice also encompasses merger control (particularly in the context of large, cross-border transactions), joint venture arrangements, regulatory investigations such as market inquiries, abuses of market power/dominance, and competition litigation. Adelaide has worked for both Western and Asian clients across a number of different jurisdictions and industries. She has been ranked in both Chambers and the Legal 500 since 2017. Adelaide is currently ranked as "Up and Coming" in Chambers, and "Next Generation Partner" in Legal 500. She is qualified in Australia, Hong Kong, England and Wales, and Ireland.

Howard Chan, Associate, Herbert Smith Freehills

Howard Chan is an Associate in HSF's Competition, Regulation and Trade team in Hong Kong. He is an expert in the Hong Kong Competition Ordinance, and is familiar with many regimes around the world, including China, European Union and various South East Asian jurisdictions. Howard has advised many clients on internal and regulatory investigations, as well as compliance, particularly in relation to complex multi-jurisdictional matters. Howard also frequently advises on large, cross-border transactions, including on merger control aspects and on substantive competition law concerns.
Language English
Date and Time 2020/09/29 11:00 to 12:00
Venue Online via Zoom
Media Closed to media
Enquiries Karen Au
Tel: 28231200
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