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Know your competition risks and protect your goals

  • 13 Mar 2018
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Hong Kong Bankers Club, 43rd Floor, Gloucester Tower, The Landmark, Central, Hong Kong
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The Executive Committee of ACC Hong Kong invites you to the following thought leadership event, hosted by Des Voeux Chambers, Monckton Chambers & Proskauer Rose.

TOPIC: Know your Competition risks and protect your goals

How do you assess your risk exposure and ensure compliance with the Competition Ordinance? This seminar will cover:
  • Dawn raids: what to do when the authorities come knocking
  • Recent updates
  • UK and EU cases that you can learn from
  • Managing risks: lines of defence including applications for leniency, decisions and block exemption orders

Canapés and drinks will be provided. 1 Law Society of Hong Kong CPD point has been applied for. New York and California Approved Jurisdiction policy may apply.


Paul Harris QC, Monckton Chambers

Paul Harris is a well-known English QC practising in the field of commercial competition litigation, both in domestic Courts and Tribunals and in domestic and international arbitrations. He is currently/recently instructed in some of the largest competition litigation in the country, such as the MasterCard Collective Proceedings litigation and the Trucks Cartel litigation. Recent arbitrations have included the international energy sector, international satellite services and the international sports/entertainment sector. Paul also continues to sit as an arbitrator.

Paul has considerable experience in litigation both for and against competition regulatory authorities in the U.K. and EU, and in litigation involving decisions by many international regulatory authorities.

Catrina Lam, Des Voeux Chambers

Catrina enjoys a broad and robust civil practice covering a wide range of commercial disputes, as well as competition, securities and public law.

Catrina has considerable experience in handling competition law matters. She has been advising and appearing in Competition Commission v Nutanix Hong Kong Ltd & Ors, the first case commenced before the Competition Tribunal after the Competition Ordinance came into effect in December 2015.

She has advised major telecommunication companies on licensing and competition issues. She appeared on behalf of PCCW-HKT in two of the first cases on competition law before the then Telecommunications (Competition Provisions) Appeal Board (led by Sir Peter Roth QC, currently The Hon Mr Justice Roth of the High Court of England and Wales and the President of the Competition Appeal Tribunal in the United Kingdom). She is on the Competition Commission’s Panel of External Counsel and was recently appointed as a Non-Governmental Adviser to the International Competition Network. She is also a member of the Hong Kong Bar Association’s Special Committee on Competition Law. In October 2016, she was selected by the HKBA as one of the four counsel to undertake a secondment at Monckton Chambers, a leading London set specializing in competition law. She completed a Postgraduate Diploma in EU Competition Law at King’s College London in 2017.

Catrina Lam of Des Voeux Chambers was ranked an Up and Coming Barrister in Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific 2018. Catrina Lam maintains a “pretty diverse and versatile practice” but is “increasingly known for her expertise on competition-related matters and as one of the very few Hong Kong barristers with experience of handling competition cases.” Sources also highlight her ability to work within a team as “a very important and significant part of her capability,” and they further praise her quickness on her feet, “strong legal literacy” and instinctive recognition of “when to advance and when to retreat.”  
David Chu, Partner, Litigation, Proskauer Rose

David Chu is a partner and heads the litigation practice in Hong Kong and China. David’s practice focuses on regulatory enforcement and compliance, as well as other competition law related matters.

David has significant experience with internal and government investigations in Hong Kong and the U.S., including in particular matters involving the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission, Independent Commission Against Corruption and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. He has handled cases in the Hong Kong courts involving director misfeasance and shareholder’s disputes and has also worked on a broad range of matters arising from failed securities and commercial transactions.


VENUE:  Hong Kong Bankers Club, 43rd Floor, Gloucester Tower, The Landmark, Central, Hong Kong 
DATE:  Tuesday, 13 March 2018 
TIME:  6:30 PM - Registration
7:00 PM - Presentation
A networking opportunity, with refreshments and canapés, will follow 
RSVP:  Please register your attendance online by no later than Friday, 9 March 2018. If you register but are then unable to attend, please email events@hkcca.net and tell us so that other members on any waitlist may attend. 

If you have any suggestions for topics or speakers for future ACC Hong Kong events, please let us know at events@hkcca.net.

Please note this event is exclusively for ACC HONG KONG members. If you are not an ACC HONG KONG member but you want to attend this presentation, you need to successfully apply for membership at www.hkcca.net and pay the membership fee before registering for the event. If you have any membership queries, please contact ACC Hong Kong Secretariat on events@hkcca.net or (852) 2516 7007.

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