Session details

15th Annual IBA Competition Mid-Year Conference

6 Jun - 7 Jun 2019

Imperial Hotel

Session information

Trade and antitrust: will trade wars make antitrust law great again?
Imperial Hotel


Antitrust Section (Lead)
Asia Pacific Regional Forum


Recent trade wars and protectionism are changing the antitrust landscape. Critics argue that governments can increasingly take advantage of antitrust law to protect domestic industry from foreign investments, create national champions, protect interests such as privacy and the environment, employment and regional development. Is antitrust law becoming a more political tool? This panel will discuss whether antitrust law can take into account non-competition elements, such as public interest and national security, not only in the context of merger review but also other aspects of antitrust enforcement, including the relationship with intellectual property and Big Data.

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Janet Hui Jun He Law Offices, Beijing, China; Vice Chair, Antitrust Section
Youngjin Jung Kim & Chang, Seoul, South Korea; Working Group Officer, Antitrust Section


Jean Francois Bellis Van Bael & Bellis, Brussels, Belgium
Stuart M Chemtob Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Kozo Kawai Nishimura & Asahi, Tokyo, Japan
Angie Ng Ashurst Australia, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Susan Ning King & Wood Mallesons, Beijing, China
Hazel Yin Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Beijing, China