National University of Singapore

Burton Ong

National University of Singapore
Associate Professor

Dr Burton Ong obtained his undergraduate and graduate legal training at the National University of Singapore and Oxford University, where he was awarded the Lee Kuan Yew Gold Medal and the Vinerian Scholarship, as well as at Harvard Law School. He teaches and researches in the areas of Contract Law, Competition Law and Intellectual Property Law and has a special interest in the legal issues surrounding access to the use of, and benefit-sharing arising from, biological resources. He is interested in interdisciplinary pedagogical approaches to the study of law and received a University award for teaching excellence in 2008. Since 2012, he has volunteered as a pro bono legal advisor at a community legal clinic in his local neighbourhood. In 2015, he coached a team of his students in an international competition law moot competition - the inaugural Herbert Smith Freehills competition - where they emerged as champions.

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Burton Ong The Singapore Competition Authority extends the scope of the “by object” category of anticompetitive agreements again and fines firms for pressuring competitors to withdraw rebates offered to customers (iFast)


On 17 March 2016, the Competition Commission of Singapore (CCS) issued an Infringement Decision against 10 undertakings for violating the section 34 prohibition against anti-competitive agreements (the Singapore analogue of Article 101EC). The undertakings (a group of Financial Advisers that (...)



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