The Butterworths Hong Kong Competition Law Handbook (Second Edition) is a detailed work of reference concerning the Competition Ordinance (Cap 619). This title reproduces the text of the Ordinance along with section-by section annotations, which include key definitions of words and phrases, discussion on practical aspects and contentious issues, cross-jurisdictional comparisons with similar territories, and other authoritative material.
The Second Edition has been updated with all the decisions that have been made by the Competition Tribunal, as well as the revised Leniency Policy and the new Cooperation Policy of the Competition Commission. The seminal judgments handed down by the Competition Tribunal on the First Conduct Rule of the Competition Ordinance are also explained in detail, clarifying a number of fundamental issues such as the standard of proof in a public enforcement action brought by the Competition Commission, the burden and standard of proof for raising an efficiency defence, and the calculation of pecuniary penalties.
Carter Chim obtained his LLM in Competition Law (Distinction) from King’s College London in 2011. He was then called to the Hong Kong Bar in 2012 and became a member of Denis Chang’s Chambers. In 2015-2016, he joined the Competition Commission (Hong Kong) as a Legal Counsel, during which he contributed to the drafting of the Commission’s guidelines and policy documents and the investigation of cases. He taught competition law in The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2016-2019 and has become a Senior Lecturer of the Faculty of Law of The University of Hong Kong since 2019. On top of his academic life, Carter has kept private practice and is frequently engaged in competition cases. Since January 2018, Carter has also been appointed as a Non-Governmental Advisor to the International Competition Network.
Competition Ordinance (Cap 619) Competition (Application of Provisions) Regulation (Cap 619A) Competition (Disapplication of Provisions) Regulation (Cap 619B) Competition (Turnover) Regulation (Cap 619C) Competition Tribunal Rules (Cap 619D) Competition Tribunal Fees Rules (Cap 619E) Competition Tribunal Suitors’ Funds Rules (Cap 619F) Competition (Fees) Regulation (Cap 619G)