6th Asia Pacific Regional Forum Biennial Conference
27 Feb - 1 Mar 2019
Hotel New Otani
Antitrust in Asia – increased risks, greater convergence?
Thursday 28 February (1440 - 1610)
Asia Pacific Regional Forum
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.
|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|