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3 Years of Competition Law Enforcement: practical tips for handling HKCC Investigations

  • 30 Apr 2019
  • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • 10/F Alexandra House, Central, Hong Kong


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The ACC HONG KONG’s Board of Directors invites you to the following presentation, hosted by Linklaters.

Food 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.

The past 3 years have witnessed active enforcement by the Competition Commission – 200 cases have been probed into wide range of sectors including construction, IT, banking and hospitality. Compulsory powers such as extensive documents requests and dawn raids have been deployed against companies.

This seminar will discuss how competition law applies in Hong Kong and the problem areas that in-house counsel should be particularly alert to. Practical tips will also be provided to better manage competition law enforcement risks and handle investigations by the Competition Commission.


  Marcus Pollard

Competition Counsel, Hong Kong

Marcus Pollard is a Counsel in Linklaters’ Asia Antitrust & Competition practice advising companies on a wide range of Asian and global competition law issues.

In Hong Kong and wider Asia market, Marcus has a unique range of antitrust experiences and regulatory insights. He was amongst the first staff members to join the Hong Kong Competition Commission, during which Marcus assisted in the establishment of the Commission and played a key role in the drafting of the Guidelines, Cartel Leniency and Enforcement Policies and the Memorandum of Understanding with the Communications Authority.

Since rejoining Linklaters in 2016, Marcus has been involved managing a wide number of Hong Kong cases, including:

>       representing one of the respondents in the first proceedings brought in the Competition Tribunal and acting for clients in a number of ongoing investigations

>       support to clients in a number of the first dawn raids by the Competition Commission and

>       attended and advised in multiple compulsory interviews at the Competition Commission and coordinating responses to extensive document requests.

Marcus is widely recognized in the region:

>       In 2019, Marcus is recognized as an “Up and Coming Lawyer” by Chambers Asia in its Competition/Antitrust (International Firms) rankings. He attracts strong praise from clients, who describe him as a "rising star with a wide breadth of experience," valuing his "client-centric approach" and the "commercially sensible advice" he provides.

>       In 2017 and 2018, Marcus was named a “Next Generation Lawyer” by Legal 500 in its Hong Kong Competition and Antitrust rankings and named as a “Who’s Who Legal Future Leaders for Competition”.

Prior to moving to Asia, Marcus was based in Brussels and worked on a range of global antitrust matters. including investigations with complex commitment processes in the EU and China, leniency applications, and multi-national litigation. Marcus graduated from Oxford University and the College of Europe.

He is a solicitor in Hong Kong and England & Wales.


 VENUE  10/F Alexandra House, Central, Hong Kong
 DATE  30 April 2019
 TIME  08.30 am for coffee, 09.00 - 10.00 for presentation

RSVP: Please register your attendance online no later than 26 April 2019. 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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