Enforcement of competition laws in Asia has been increasing steadily over the last few years. Most Asian jurisdictions now have a competition law and enforce it more vigorously. Hong Kong is a case in point: while the Competition Ordinance has been in place for 5 years, enforcement is picking speed with the Competition Commission having overhauled their leniency framework and won landmark cases in court. There have been significant developments beyond Hong Kong in all areas of competition law: mergers, abuses of dominance, and cartels.
Knut Fournier is a in-house counsel with StubHub, the world’s largest ticketing platform. He is a specialist of ecommerce and media regulation. Prior to becoming in-house, he spent several years working in competition law enforcement, as a monitoring trustee. He the chairperson of the Hong Kong Competition Association, and he teaches law at the University of Law in Hong Kong.
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