The recent adoption of competition law statutes in East and South Asia, culminating with the enactment of the Indian Competition Act and the Chinese Antimonopoly Law, mark a significant development to the global business community. Merger control, the application of competition law to unilateral conduct such as distribution agreements, competition issues in intellectual property rights, and state activities in the economy create important challenges in the enforcement of competition law in these crucial markets for policymakers, multinational corporations, law firms and economic consultancies. A number of panels and roundtables will examine these issues, composed by the international and local leaders of the competition/regulatory law and M&A practice.
It will explore the important topic of government restrictions to competition, including
- anti-competitive action by the State;
- state-owned enterprises and competition law;
- competition law and foreign state activities;
- self-regulation and competition law;
- competitive neutrality regulation;
- competition advocacy;
- the evolving role of government in markets and competition law; and
- the interaction between competition law and regulatory alternatives in sectors such as utilities (energy, telecoms) broadcasting regulation, financial services, digital media, healthcare, the environment.
This conference is accredited with 12 CPD hour by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board.