Competition, Trade & Regulatory

Competition, Trade & Regulatory - Hong Kong

Expert advice with local knowledge and global reach

Competition, trade and regulatory laws are evolving all the time, and their impact on business strategy is increasing. We offer expert competition and antitrust legal advice that will help you navigate the changing global market.

How can you prepare for Hong Kong’s antitrust law revolution, resolve complex competition issues or navigate regulatory investigations? You can rely on our competition and antitrust legal specialists.

Our Hong Kong-based lawyers are well versed in competition law. They will guide you through the transition and implementation of the new laws – including assisting you with strategic transactions, regulatory investigations or enforcement actions.

A truly international law firm

As international regulators work together more closely, clients benefit from our global reach and wealth of experienced competition and antitrust lawyers across the globe. We enable you to prepare for, and respond to, investigations launched in Hong Kong.

Working alongside our leading mergers and acquisitions (M&A) team, our global competition, trade and regulatory lawyers have advised on some of the largest and most complex international merger proposals.

In addition, deep sectoral knowledge is key to understanding how to approach competition issues within industries. For example since the introduction of competition law to the telecommunications sector in June 2000, our competition and telecommunications specialists have been advising clients on its application in Hong Kong.  They have also been at the forefront of legislative reform, making submissions to regulatory bodies throughout Asia and beyond. This experience has enabled us to advise on everything from establishing appropriate regulatory regimes for the World Bank’s Pacific Island connectivity initiatives to investments into China’s telecommunications sector.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Regulatory investigations
  • Competition litigation
  • Consumer protection and compliance training
  • Economic analysis of competition issues
  • Merger clearance.
"Their competition law advice always combines technical expertise with deep commercial understanding and pragmatism."

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