Most Read Contributor in Hong Kong, September 2016
It is just over four months since the Competition Ordinance came
into force on 14 December 2015. Many businesses in Hong Kong have
familiarised themselves with the competition rules and invested in
a competition law compliance programme to manage competition law
Going forward, as the Competition Commission continues to handle
incoming complaints, conducts investigations and deepens its study
of certain markets in Hong Kong, we anticipate an increase in
With that in mind, Mayer Brown JSM is launching an Investigation
Series to introduce you to the procedural aspects of the
Competition Ordinance in a reader-friendly and digestible
Over the coming weeks we will publish a series of bite-size
articles designed to provide practical guidance on the
Commission's processes and how you may deal with the Commission
effectively while protecting your corporate and personal interests.
Our Investigation Series will answer frequently asked questions
On complaints - What happens when someone complains about my
conduct to the Commission? On your duty to cooperate - How
can I protect my interests while cooperating with the Commission at
the same time?
On dawn raids - What happens during a dawn raid? On
investigations - The Commission is investigating my business.
Is there anything I can do to reduce the risk of
On the Commission's powers - What information is the
Commission entitled to take, and what information can I lawfully
On leniency - My business has been involved in a cartel for
many years, but the board wishes to withdraw from the cartel now.
What is the best way to do this – should we make an
application for leniency?
Articles in our Investigation Series will be delivered directly
to your inbox every Thursday, starting from next week, 28th April
2016. In the meantime, you may wish to brush up on the law with our
Competition Law Series, available for download
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