Off and Running: the Hong Kong Competition Commission Commences Full Operations

By Rose Webb, Rasul Butt, Tim Lear & Dennis Beling –

The Competition Commission in Hong Kong began enforcing Hong Kong’s first economy wide competition law on December 14, 2015. Although less than a year has passed since full operations commenced, the Commission has already conducted a number of publicity campaigns, published a report of research into a market of great public interest, issued a draft block exemption order and has some substantial enforcement activity underway. This article outlines some of the Commission’s activities over the past nine months.