Herbert Smith Freehills (Hong Kong)

Howard Chan

Herbert Smith Freehills (Hong Kong)
Senior Associate

Howard Chan joined Herbert Smith Freehills in 2014. He is a senior associate, experienced in the full spectrum of competition law, including anticompetitive agreements, abuse of dominance, and merger control. He frequently advises on complex issues arising in cross-border transactions, joint venture structures, and other forms of cooperation arrangements. Howard Chan is familiar with competition law regimes across Asia (including Hong Kong, Mainland China, and South East Asian jurisdictions such as Singapore and Indonesia), as well as the EU and UK. He has worked for clients across many different industries, with a particular focus on the energy and infrastructure, banking, and TMT sectors.

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Articles

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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) (...)

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