Programme of the Competition Law Series “Fighting Against Cartels Under the Hong Kong Competition Ordinance: Lessons from the European Union”

Friday, March 27 2015

13:30 – 14:00 REGISTRATION
14:00 – 14:30 WELCOME ADDRESSESJean-Pierre Cabestan (EUAP Director, Baptist University of Hong Kong)Robin Huang (CFRED Director, Chinese University of Hong Kong)
14:30 – 14.45 KEYNOTE SPEECH The Competition Commission and CartelsAnna Wu

(Chairperson, Hong Kong Competition Commission)

14:45 – 16:15Chair:

Marc Waha
(Norton Rose)

SESSION 1: ASSESSING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE HONG KONG COMPETITION ORDINANCEThe Effectiveness of Cartel Detection, Prosecution and Punishment under the HK Competition OrdinanceClara Ingen-Housz (Linklaters, Hong Kong)

Follow-on Damage Claims: Developments in Hong Kong and the EU

Sebastien Evrard (Jones Day, Hong Kong)

16:15 – 16:45 Coffee Break
16:45 – 18:15Chair:

Thomas Cheng (University of Hong Kong)


SESSION 2: CARTEL INVESTIGATIONSThe Defence’s View:  Challenges of Responding to EU Cartel InvestigationsMarc Waha (Norton Rose, Hong Kong)

Leniency in Spain: Assessment of Its Implementation

Jerónimo Maíllo González-Orús (CEU San Pablo University, Madrid)

18:15 – 19:45Chair:

Alison Jones

(King’s College London)

SESSION 3: CARTEL ENFORCEMENT IN CHINA AND HONG KONGCartel Enforcement in the People’s Republic of ChinaThomas Cheng (University of Hong Kong)

Punishing Cartel Behaviour: Means to Encourage Compliance with the Hong Kong Competition Ordinance

Sandra Marco Colino (Chinese University of Hong Kong)



Saturday, March 28 2015



“Cartels in Asia: Law and Practice” edited by Thomas Cheng, Sandra Marco Colino and Burton Ong


Burton Ong

(National University of Singapore)

SESSION 4: SPECIFIC ISSUES RELATING TO CARTELS IN HONG KONG AND THE EUCartelisation through Trade Associations: the EU and Hong Kong ExperienceKelvin Kwok (The University of Hong Kong)

Bid-Rigging in Hong Kong

Knut Fournier (City University of Hong Kong)

16:00 -16:30 Coffee break
16:30 -18:00Chair:

Jerónimo Maíllo González-Orús

(CEU San Pablo University)

SESSION 5: THE CARTEL OFFENCEThe UK Response to the Global Effort Against Cartels: Is Criminalization Really the Solution?Alison Jones (King’s College London)

Issues Relating to Criminal Enforcement: the US and UK Experience

Mark Furse (University of Glasgow)

18:00  – 19:30 


Sandra Marco Colino (CUHK)

SESSION 6: INTERNATIONAL CARTELS: EXTRATERRITORIALITY AND ‘EFFECT ON TRADE’ CONCEPTExtraterritoriality and International Cartels in SingaporeBurton Ong (National University of Singapore)

The Interpretation of the Concept of the Effect on Trade Concept by the National Competition Authorities of the “New” EU Member States: Another Legal Partition of the Internal Market?

Alexandr Svetlicinii (University of Macau)

19:30 – 20:00  CLOSING REMARKS
Prof. Sandra Marco Colino (Chinese University of Hong Kong)