Haldanes is one of the few firms to have developed a thriving practice in Antitrust and Competition Law and is now one of the leaders in the field.
Since the Competition Ordinance (Cap. 619) came into full force in Hong Kong in 2015, our award-winning team have successfully advised an internationally renowned fashion brand on the competition implications of a potential anti-competitive agreement and provided practical solutions to avoid a contravention.
We also advised a client in the first Competition Tribunal proceedings in Hong Kong (CTEA1/2017) relating to price fixing in the information technology industry.
Global Perspective on Antitrust and Competition Law
On an international level, our antitrust and competition lawyers have worked with U.S. competition attorneys to defend an investment banker in a cross-border price-fixing case involving complex financial products. The legal team made attorney proffers to the U.S. Department of Justice to secure a non-prosecution agreement for client.
In addition, our antitrust and competition lawyers are the exclusive authors for the Hong Kong Chapter of “Cartels and Leniency Review” published by the Law Reviews in the United Kingdom.
Antitrust and Competition Law Services
Haldanes has been repeatedly awarded the “Criminal Law Firm of the Year” in Hong Kong for its outstanding practice in criminal defence and regulatory matters. With our wealth of experience with the regulatory authorities, our antitrust and competition lawyers can assist clients in navigating through the Competition Ordinance together with its regulations, guidelines and practice directions.
Our competition lawyers provide the following services:
- advising clients on potentially anti-competitive conduct under the First Conduct Rule and Second Conduct Rule;
- representing clients at interviews and “dawn raids” by the Competition Commission;
- defending clients in Competition Tribunal proceedings;
- designing internal controls and compliance procedures for clients;
- providing training to company staff on the Competition Ordinance;
- drafting and reviewing commercial agreements to ensure they are not considered anti-competitive.
“Besides his exceptional professionalism, Ng is compassionate, empathetic and attentive … gave me the needed trust and confidence throughout the entire process and made this unbearable investigation a lot more bearable.”
“Felix Ng is the partner leading the competition practice at Haldanes. With his unparalleled depth of knowledge and experience in both criminal and competition law, he is in pole position to deliver quality advice and effective results. Felix is razor-sharp and will leave no stone unturned to achieve the best results for the client and the case. He is incisive, practical, strategic and commercial. He picks up on issues quickly, is highly responsive and is always a pleasure to work with. His client skills are second-to-none… a smooth operator.”
“Felix Ng is singled out as a ‘highly professional and extraordinarily capable’ white-collar crime lawyer”
“Felix Ng boasts a stellar reputation in the Asian legal market and, according to sources, leaves no stone unturned in preparing his client’s defence”
“Besides his exceptional professionalism, Felix is compassionate, empathetic and attentive…gave me the needed trust and confidence throughout the entire process and made this unbearable investigation a lot more bearable”
“Felix is held in high regard for his top-tier business crime defence practice advising domestic and international financial institutions and corporations in complex white collar crime and securities matters”