University College London (UCL)’s Centre for Law, Economics & Society is organising a one-day CPD course introducing Chinese Competition Law. The Speakers for the same are Dr Thomas Cheng (The University of Hong Kong) and Dr David Stallibrass (Fingleton Associates).
About this course:
This six-hour short course will give an introduction to the Chinese Competition Law and will cover all the basic aspects of substantive competition law in China, including:
- restrictive agreements,
- abuse of dominance,
- merger review,
- IP-competition interface, and
- an area of competition law unique to China known as abuse of administrative monopoly.
The course will introduce the leading cases with reference to both private litigation in the courts and administrative enforcement by state agencies.
It will highlight the similarities and difference between the Chinese Anti-Monopoly Law and competition law in other jurisdictions, such as the EU and the US. In addition, it will set the Chinese law within the broader context of Chinese political and economic development.
The course will include a discussion of the unique context in which competition law is enforced in China and a critical evaluation of the cause and effect of divergence between Chinese and international competition law norms.
10:00 Session 1: General Introduction + Restrictive Agreements
11:45 Session 2: Abuse of Dominance
13:15 Lunch (lunch is provided)
14:15 Session 3: Merger Review
16:00 Session 4: IP-Competition Interface/Abuse of Administrative Monopoly
17:30 Course ends
- You will become familiar with the political economy and institutional environment that contextualises competition law enforcement in China.
- You will understand the basic aspects of all areas of substantive competition law, including restrictive agreements, abuse of dominance, merger review, IP-competition interface, and an area of competition law unique to China known as abuse of administrative monopoly.
- You will be introduced to leading cases with reference to both private litigation in the courts and administrative enforcement by state agencies.
- You will acquire a greater appreciation of the development of competition law in China in the context of the global debate about and movement toward convergence.
There are no prerequisites for this course, though a good understanding of UK, EU, or US competition law is highly desirable.
A pack with English translations of core legislation, guidance, and decisions will be provided.
About the teachers:
Thomas Cheng is an associate professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Hong Kong. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale College, and a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School, and a Bachelor of Civil Law degree in European and Comparative Law from the University of Oxford.
His research focuses on competition law and policy issues, especially comparative competition law and competition law in developing countries.
David Stallibrass is a director at Fingleton Associates, a strategic regulatory advice boutique.
He was the first economist to testify before both a regional high-court and the Supreme People’s Court of China in an antitrust dispute in the high profile dispute between Tencent and Qihoo 360.
Date and time:
June 07, 2018; 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
- Early Bird Offer ends on May 24
- Last Day to Register is June 6
To register, click here.
Tel: +44 (0)20 7679 2000
For the Official Website, click here.
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