Marcus Pollard

Linklaters (Hong Kong)

Marcus Pollard is a Counsel in Linklaters’ global competition practice, based in Hong Kong. He advises on a wide range of Hong Kong, Asian and global competition law issues, with particular expertise in the financial services, healthcare, IT, telecommunications, food and beverage, and retail sectors. He recently spent two years at the Hong Kong Competition Commission, where he assisted the Commission in drafting its Guidelines, Cartel Leniency and Enforcement Policies and the Memorandum of Understanding with the Communications Authority. He also served as a case manager for a number of the Commission’s initial investigations. Prior to moving to Asia, Marcus was based in Brussels and worked on global merger, cartel and antitrust matters including investigations with complex remedy/commitment processes in the EU and China, leniency applications, and multinational litigation. Marcus is recognised for his combined experience in handling Hong Kong, European, Chinese and Asian matters. He regularly contributes to publications and thought leadership on competition issues across the region, including recently in the Oxford Journal of European Competition Law and Practice, as well as speaking engagements and guest lecturing at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Marcus graduated from Oxford University and the College of Europe. He is a solicitor in Hong Kong and England and Wales.


Recognised by Who’s Who Legal as a Future Leader in Competition Law

Nominee, 2018 Antitrust Writing Awards : Business, Asian Antitrust


Auteurs associés

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft (Brussels)
Bird & Bird (Brussels)
Saint-Gobain (Paris)
Shue Yan University (Hong Kong)


7238 Bulletin

Marcus Pollard, Scott McInnes, Vincent Brophy The EU Commission imposes a twenty million euros fine against Belgian electricity supplier for failure to notify a merger (Electrabel / CNR)


On 10 June 2009, the European Commission (EC) imposed a fine of € 20 M on Belgian electricity supplier Electrabel for implementing a merger without seeking its prior approval, in breach of the EC Merger Regulation (ECMR). This decision merits attention not only because it is one of only a (...)

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