Overview (Program Summary)
The past year has seen an unprecedented surge of enforcement efforts by the Hong Kong Competition Commission, with increased regulatory scrutiny of competitor collaboration, abuse of dominance and restrictions within the distribution chain. These notably include the Commission’s first case against alleged resale price maintenance and a series of on-going investigations into exclusivity arrangements.
This session will provide in-house counsel with genuine real-world experience of Hong Kong Competition Commission’s investigations. Antirust specialists, Marcus Pollard and Kathleen Gooi from Linklaters, will offer their insights and share their recent experience on handling investigation processes and litigation in the Competition Tribunal. The session will provide practical guidance for ensuring compliance.
Marcus is a partner and heads Linklaters’ Antitrust and Foreign Investment Group in Hong Kong. He was named Antitrust Lawyer of the Year (Under 40) by Global Competition Review in 2021.
He advises multinational companies on cartel and dominance investigations before the Hong Kong Competition Commission, as well as litigation before the Competition Tribunal. Notable precedent-setting “firsts” include advising on the first ever resale price maintenance case brought to the Tribunal, the first abuse of dominance investigation and competition proceedings in the Tribunal and the first cartel prosecution and subsequent proceedings in the Court of Appeal.
Marcus is a former in-house lawyer at the Competition Commission and currently serves as a Non-Governmental Advisor to the International Competition Network.
Marcus is recognised by legal directories with clients praising him as “one of the pioneers of Hong Kong’s competition ordinance” in Who’s Who Legal and that “Marcus’ advice is always practical and reliable, and above all, he can understand and think from clients’ perspectives” by Legal 500
Kathleen Gooi has advised on a range of multinational and local companies in antitrust investigations in Hong Kong and before the Competition Tribunal.
Kathleen’s wide range of experience is based on her work both as a regulator and as a private practitioner, across Asia and in the UK. Kathleen spent nearly four years as a case manager at the Hong Kong Competition Commission before joining Linklaters. During that time, she managed a wide range of investigations on cartels, and assisted in the formulation of the Commission’s policies, including leniency and cooperation.
Kathleen is qualified in UK, Malaysia and Hong Kong.
Thursday, 15 June 2023
12:30 pm to 1:00 pm - Light Lunch and Networking
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Presentation and Q & A
Linklaters, 11th Floor, Alexandra House, 18 Chater Rd, Central
Hong Kong qualified lawyers are eligible to receive 1 CPD point for this seminar, subject to approval from the Law Society of Hong Kong.