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Hong Kong Competition Law

Edited by: Conor Quigley, Suzanne Rab

ISBN13: 9781509906420
Published: September 2016
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £150.00

Despatched in 6 to 8 days.

This important new annual provides a general introduction to Hong Kong competition law, discussing the new legislation with reference to the sources of inspiration (mostly EU law).

It will also clearly set out the procedural rules and enforcement and their application within particular sectors.

It will explore the interface between Hong Kong and China and other South Asian jurisdictions. Finally it will include the published official source material : the ordinance and guidelines.

Key Features and Highlights:-

  • This is the first book to analyse fundamental reforms in Hong Kong Competition Law.
  • The contributors are practitioners and experts in the field.
  • The collection is edited by two of the leading barristers in the field.

Competition Law, Other Jurisdictions , Hong Kong
1. The Competition Ordinance
1.1 A new competition law for Hong Kong
1.2 The Competition Rules
1.3 Undertakings and the Competition Ordinance
1.4 Market definition in the competition rules
2. The First Conduct Rule: Agreements that Harm Competition
2.1 The First Conduct Rule
2.2 Agreements, concerted practices and decisions of undertakings
2.3 Object or effect of harming competition
2.4 Agreements that may contravene the First Conduct Rule
2.5 Exclusions and exemptions from the First Conduct Rule
3. The Second Conduct Rule: Abuse of Substantial Market Power
3.1 The Second Conduct Rule
3.2 Assessment of substantial market power
3.3 Abuse of substantial market power
3.4 Conduct that constitutes an abuse of market power
3.5 Exclusions and exemptions from the Second Conduct Rule
4. The Merger Rule
4.1 Scope of the Merger Rule
4.2 Competition assessment
4.3 Exclusion based on economic efficiencies
5. Enforcement Procedures for the Competition Rules
5.1 Enforcement procedures
5.2 Applications for Commission decisions on exclusions and exemptions and block exemption order from the Conduct Rules
5.3 Complaints to the Competition Commission
5.4 Investigations by the Competition Commission
5.5 Leniency
5.6 Procedures and enforcement in merger cases
5.7 Proceedings before the Competition Tribunal
5.8 Appeals from the Competition Tribunal
5.9 Follow-on actions
6. The Telco Rule: the prohibition on exploitative conduct by a dominant telecommunications licensee
6.1 The Telco Rule
6.2 Market definition
6.3 Dominant position
6.4 Exploitative conduct
6.5 Enforcement of the Telco Rule
7. Competition and Hong Kong's major economic sectors
7.1 Construction
7.2 Energy
7.3 Financial services
7.4 Retail
7.5 Telecommunications and broadcasting
7.6 Transport
8. Comparative Competition Law: China, Japan and South Korea
8.1 Competition law in China and Hong Kong
8.2 Competition law in Japan
8.3 Competition law in South Korea