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  Capstones of the Hong Kong Competition Ordinance within the Construction Industry  
   
     
 
Date: 2018-03-15
Time: 6:00pm for 6:30pm
Speaker: Paul Harris QC, Catrina Lam and David Chu
Quota: 7 / 60
   

Description:

This presentation will be delivered by Paul Harris QC from Monckton Chambers, Catrina Lam from Des Voeux Chambers and David Chu from Proskauer Rose.

The presenters will cover the four cardinal sins, the nuts and bolts of bid rigging and joint tendering: dos and don’ts, legal and illegal cartels explained: the inside track on how to stay on the right side of the line, the potential pitfalls of trade associations, common practices in the construction industry that may give rise to infringement risks and a survival guide to dawn raids.

About the speakers:

Paul Harris QC, Monckton Chambers
 
Paul Harris is a well-known English QC practising in the field of commercial competition litigation, both in domestic Courts and Tribunals and in domestic and international arbitrations. He is currently/recently instructed in some of the largest competition litigation in the country, such as the MasterCard Collective Proceedings litigation and the Trucks Cartel litigation. Recent arbitrations have included the international energy sector, international satellite services and the international sports/entertainment sector. Paul also continues to sit as an arbitrator. Paul has considerable experience in litigation both for and against competition regulatory authorities in the U.K. and EU, and in litigation involving decisions by many international regulatory authorities.

Catrina Lam, Des Voeux Chambers
 
Catrina enjoys a broad and robust civil practice covering a wide range of commercial disputes, as well as competition, securities and public law. Catrina has considerable experience in handling competition law matters. She has been advising and appearing in Competition Commission v Nutanix Hong Kong Ltd & Ors, the first case commenced before the Competition Tribunal after the Competition Ordinance came into effect in December 2015.

She has advised major telecommunication companies on licensing and competition issues. She appeared on behalf of PCCW-HKT in two of the first cases on competition law before the then Telecommunications (Competition Provisions) Appeal Board (led by Sir Peter Roth QC, currently The Hon Mr Justice Roth of the High Court of England and Wales and the President of the Competition Appeal Tribunal in the United Kingdom). She is on the Competition Commission’s Panel of External Counsel and was recently appointed as a Non-Governmental Adviser to the International Competition Network. She is also a member of the Hong Kong Bar Association’s Special Committee on Competition Law. In October 2016, she was selected by the HKBA as one of the four counsel to undertake a secondment at Monckton Chambers, a leading London set specializing in competition law. She completed a Postgraduate Diploma in EU Competition Law at King’s College London in 2017. Catrina Lam of Des Voeux Chambers was ranked an Up and Coming Barrister in Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific 2018.

David Chu, Partner, Litigation, Proskauer Rose

David Chu is a partner and heads the litigation practice in Hong Kong and China. David’s practice focuses on regulatory enforcement and compliance, as well as other competition law related matters.

David has significant experience with internal and government investigations in Hong Kong and the U.S., including in particular matters involving the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission, Independent Commission Against Corruption and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. He has handled cases in the Hong Kong courts involving director misfeasance and shareholder’s disputes and has also worked on a broad range of matters arising from failed securities and commercial transactions.

   
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