Session details

6th Asia Pacific Regional Forum Biennial Conference

27 Feb - 1 Mar 2019

Hotel New Otani

Session information

Antitrust in Asia – increased risks, greater convergence?
Hotel New Otani


Asia Pacific Regional Forum (Lead)


These days, companies are dealing with numerous investigations in antitrust matters and competing information requests in merger cases by multiple antitrust authorities in the region. The session focuses on new regimes and more established ones that have adopted competition law and examines the differences in practices and substantive law in these jurisdictions. For companies and practitioners alike, this raises the question of whether we are witnessing the birth of an ever expanding universe of individual antitrust environments or whether the forces of convergence will result in a common approach to antitrust enforcement. Should individuality or conformity prevail?

Aimed at general practitioners just as much as those who specialise in the field, panellists in this session will discuss the current state of antitrust play in various Asian jurisdictions to see where we stand but also to discuss where the state of antitrust regulation is headed in these jurisdictions. The aim of the session is to create awareness, exchange experiences and foster the ability of participants to advocate for sound antitrust rules and procedures in Asia.

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Michael John Reynolds Allen & Overy LLP, Brussels, Belgium; Honorary Life Member of IBA Council and Association
Marc Reysen REYCOL Reysen Competition Law, Frankfurt, Germany; Co-Chair, Antitrust Section


Ameera Ashraf WongPartnership LLP, Singapore, Singapore; LPD Representative, SPPI Council
Rachelle Diaz PJS Law, Makati City, Philippines
Sebastien Evrard Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, Central, Hong Kong SAR
Tsuyoshi Ikeda Ikeda & Someya, Tokyo, Japan; Asia Pacific Region Liaison Officer, Antitrust Section