Alastair Mordaunt

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Hong Kong)
Lawyer (Partner)

Alastair Mordaunt is a partner at Freshfields where he heads up the competition practice in Hong Kong. His practice covers advising clients on Hong Kong competition law matters, and merger control and antitrust matters in China and across South East Asia. Alastair spent the first eight years of his legal career with Freshfields in the London, Brussels and Washington, DC offices. He then moved to the UK’s competition authority, the Office of Fair Trading, first as Director of its Mergers Group and then Director of a dedicated competition enforcement team (2007-2011). Alastair rejoined Freshfields in Hong Kong in 2016 following a stint as a competition partner at another magic circle firm in London. Alastair’s extensive competition experience both at the regulator and as a private practitioner across three continents gives him a deep understanding of working effectively with regulators and devising successful strategies for clients in the context of transactional and investigatory work. Alastair is a frequent speaker at international conferences on competition matters, and has authored a number of publications on competition issues. Alastair is ranked in both Chambers and Who’s Who Legal.“”

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Clifford Chance (London)
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Hong Kong)
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Beijing)
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Beijing)
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Beijing)
Anti-Monopoly Committee of the State Council (Beijing)
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Beijing)
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Beijing)

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Ngoc Nguyen, Alastair Mordaunt The Vietnamese Government issues a decree providing guidance on thresholds for merger control notification, the definition of "control" and the approach to reviewing the competitive impact of a transaction

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An epidemic and the competition law share little in common but end up in the same place – one attacks fairly and equally; the other attacks unfair inequality. So it was perhaps fitting that on 24 March 2020, in the middle of its fight to control the Coronavirus outbreak, the Vietnamese (...)

Donghao Cui, Tracy Lu, Alastair Mordaunt, Hazel Yin, Ninette Dodoo The Chinese Competition Authority launches a public consultation on proposed amendments to China’s Anti-Monopoly Law

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On 2 January 2020, China’s State Administration for Market Regulation (the “SAMR”) launched a public consultation on proposed amendments to China’s Anti-Monopoly Law (the “AML”). This signals the dawn of “Version 2.0” of China’s competition law, which has been on China’s legislative agenda since 2015. (...)

Georgia Dawson, Robert Ashworth, Royce Miller, Alan Wang, Yuxin Shen, Ninette Dodoo, Nicholas French, Alastair Mordaunt, Tim Mak, Donghao Cui The Chinese National People’s Congress confirms plans to merge China’s three antitrust authorities into a single agency under a new government body called the State Administration for Market Supervision

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China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) confirmed plans last week to merge China’s three antitrust authorities into a single agency under a new government body called the State Administration for Market Supervision. At the same time, the NPC also confirmed plans to merge China’s banking and (...)

Ninette Dodoo, Alastair Mordaunt, Nicholas French The Chinese State Council submits proposals to the National Competition Authority to merge China’s three antitrust authorities into a single agency under a new government body, the State Administration for Market Supervision

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China’s State Council has submitted proposals to the National People’s Congress (NPC) to merge China’s three antitrust authorities into a single agency under a new government body called the State Administration for Market Supervision. The reform follows several years of speculation of an (...)

Alda Tsang, Alastair Mordaunt, Ninette Dodoo, Nicholas French, Joy Wong, William Robinson The Hong Kong Competition Authority takes ten construction and engineering companies to the Tribunal for an alleged market sharing and price fixing cartel relating to the renovation of over 800 flats in the public housing sector (On Tat Estate)

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Yesterday, the Hong Kong Competition Commission (the HKCC) took ten construction and engineering companies to the Competition Tribunal (the Tribunal) for an alleged market sharing and price fixing cartel relating to the renovation of over 800 flats in On Tat Estate, a public housing estate in (...)

Joy Wong, Ninette Dodoo, Nicholas French, Alastair Mordaunt The Chinese MOFCOM fines an imaging and optical products manufacturer for failure to notify its acquisition of a company active in the medical equipment sector (Canon / Toshiba Medical Systems)

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On 16 December 2016, China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) published its decision to fine Canon Inc. (Canon) for failure to notify its acquisition of Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation (TMSC) under the Anti-Monopoly Law (the AML). The decision is an important development for two key reasons: (...)

Ninette Dodoo, Paul Yde, Alastair Mordaunt The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit vacates a $147 million antitrust judgement on international comity grounds against a vitamin-C manufacturer who was legally required to set prices and reduce quantities abroad (Vitamin C)

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On September 20, in a landmark decision, the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit reversed a district court’s decision in In re: Vitamin C Antitrust Litigation on international comity grounds. In vacating a $147m antitrust judgment against Chinese vitamin C manufacturers, the Second (...)

Alastair Mordaunt, Nicholas French, Ninette Dodoo, Lisa Eger The Beijing High Court rejects an appeal in China’s first follow-on private action against six infant formula suppliers for engaging in resale price maintenance (Junwei Tian / Carrefour / Abbott)

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In one of the most notable decisions at the end of last year, the Beijing High Court rejected an appeal in China’s first follow-on private action in Junwei Tian v. Beijing Carrefour Shuangjing Store and Abbott Shanghai. The claim followed the decision in 2013 of China’s National Development and (...)

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