Winston Kiang (Intel): Competition perspectives from Asia

Winston Kiang, Greater Asia Regional Competition Counsel at Intel, discusses the unique competition challenges facing business in Asia. In particular, he highlights difficult issues related to attorney-client privilege, dawn raids, and due process. He also offers insight into how lawyers can counsel businesses in countries with new or developing competition laws. Finally, Mr. Kiang offers his thoughts on the interaction of competition regimes and unfair trade practice laws.

Interview conducted by Philip Monaghan, Partner, O’Melveny & Myers, Hong Kong.

You have been a partner at a major law firm in North America and held various in-house legal positions in Asia for Intel. How did you make the transition to an in-house role, particularly one in Asia? When did your practice start to focus on competition law? And how has your perspective on competition law changed—if at all—as you have assumed new positions? I found the transition from law firm partner to in-house counsel at Intel to be relatively smooth. I was able to apply the same legal expertise and practice skills from my law practice to my new in-house position, and the learning curve was not steep. My undergraduate degree in computer science and strong interest in technology also helped me integrate quicker. I’ve been fortunate to have great managers, mentors, and colleagues at

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  • Intel (Hong Kong)
  • O’Melveny & Myers (Hong Kong)


Winston Kiang, Philip Monaghan, Winston Kiang (Intel): Competition perspectives from Asia, February 2019, Concurrences N° 1-2019, Art. N° 88664,

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