Herbert Smith Freehills (Hong Kong)

Adelaide Luke

Herbert Smith Freehills (Hong Kong)
Partner, Head of Competition, Asia

Adelaide has considerable experience in all areas of Hong Kong, EU and UK competition law, as well as of many of the competition regimes in Asia (particularly China). She worked in Herbert Smith Freehills’ competition teams in London and Brussels prior to moving to Hong Kong. Adelaide’s practice encompasses merger control, joint venture arrangements, regulatory investigations and competition litigation.

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Videos

Antitrust in Asia #2 - Institutional Design: Should Competition Law be Enforced by Sectoral Regulators?
Adelaide Luke 14 September 2021 Webinar

Articles

1792 Bulletin

Adelaide Luke, Howard Chan, Joel Rheuben, Frances Xu The Hong Kong Competition Authority launches first enforcement proceedings in relation to resale price maintenance (Tien Chu)

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Introduction On 15 September 2022, the Competition Commission (Hong Kong) (the “Commission”) commenced its first enforcement proceedings in relation to resale price maintenance (“RPM”) arrangements against a food manufacturer, The Tien Chu (Hong Kong) Company Limited (“Tien Chu”). What is RPM? (...)

Adelaide Luke, Frances Xu, Howard Chan, Hazel Xu The Chinese State Administration for Market Regulation launches public consultations on its proposed amendments to administrative sanctions for price-related illegal activities with special focus on the digital sector

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The State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR), China’s primary competition enforcement regulator, recently published a consultation draft of its amendments to the existing Provisions on Administrative Sanctions Against Price-related Illegal Activities on 2 July 2021 (the Provisions). The (...)

Adelaide Luke, Howard Chan, Frances Xu The Chinese State Administration for Market Regulation fines three internet companies for failure to notify past merger transactions under the merger control regime in breach of the Anti-Monopoly Law (Alibaba / China Literature / Shenzhen)

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On 14 December 2020, China’s State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) imposed fines against three internet based companies Alibaba Investment Limited, China Literature Limited and Shenzhen Hive-box Network Technology for respective failures to notify past transactions under the merger (...)

Adelaide Luke, Frances Xu, Howard Chan, Hazel Xu The Chinese State Administration for Market Regulation consolidates previous merger control guidance in its new Interim Provisions on Undertaking Concentration Examination

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On 27 October 2020, China’s State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) issued the Interim Provisions on Undertaking Concentration Examination (Provisions), which will come into force on 1 December 2020. As well as consolidating previous guidance published by its predecessor, the Ministry (...)

Adelaide Luke, Frances Xu, Howard Chan, Hazel Xu The Chinese State Administration for Market Regulation publishes long-awaited antitrust guidelines on leniency, auto sector and IP

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In August 2020, China’s chief competition enforcement agency, the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR), announced the publication of the ‘2019 Compilation of Antitrust Regulations and Guidance’ (《2019年反垄断规章和指南汇编》). This publication formally adopts four key guidelines (the Guidelines) (...)

William Hallatt, Hannah Cassidy, Frederick Good, Adelaide Luke The Hong Kong Competition Authority and the Securities and Futures Commission sign a memorandum of understanding to enhance collaboration and the exchange of information on competition issues in the securities and futures industry

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On 28 April 2020, the Hong Kong Competition Commission (HKCC) and the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) announced that they had signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to enhance collaboration and exchange of information, particularly in respect of competition issues in the securities (...)

Frances Xu, Adelaide Luke, Frederick Good The Chinese State Administration for Market Regulation fines 3 pharmaceutical companies for abuse of dominance in the distribution of an injectable drug and confirms that pharmaceuticals and medical devices sectors continue to be an enforcement priority amid the COVID-19 outbreak (Kanghui / Puyunhui / Taiyangshen)

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On 9 April 2020, China’s State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) fined 3 pharmaceutical companies for abuse of dominance in the distribution of injectable calcium gluconate Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API). The three companies were found to be in breach of the PRC’s Anti-Monopoly (...)

Mark Jephcott, Adelaide Luke The US DoJ and the FTC publish competition law compliance guidelines aimed at HR professionals involved in recruitment and remuneration decisions for their firms

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In October, the US competition authorities (the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)) published competition law compliance guidelines aimed at HR professionals involved in recruitment and remuneration decisions for their firms (the US Guidelines). This development (...)

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