ICC Competition Commission holds first Asian Antitrust Conference

          • Paris, 10 October 2013

          ICC, in collaboration with ICC Malaysia, is organizing its first ever antitrust conference in Asia to enable a genuine exchange on related issues and concerns important to business and agencies in the region.

          A robust competition regime in Asia would enhance the region’s investment and trade appeal

          Organized by the ICC Commission on Competition, the conference, scheduled to take place on 14 November 2013, presents a unique opportunity to hear first-hand from regulators and business about local initiatives.

          Lee Ju Song, Regional Director of ICC Asia said: "Antitrust compliance is a business priority in Asia as a robust competition regime will enhance the attractiveness of the region for investment and trade and helps to even the playing field for business. As the voice of international business, ICC will bring a unique perspective to the exchange and will convey key messages drawn from the discussion to other international bodies shaping the international competition framework."

          The one-day conference to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, will open with a morning session on the practical tools and recommendations developed by the ICC Commission on Competition. A workshop based on the newly released and highly acclaimed ICC Antitrust Compliance Toolkit, will be led by Anne Riley, Group Antitrust Counsel at Shell International and Chair of the ICC Task Force that developed the Toolkit. "We are very excited about this conference and the opportunity to present the ICC Antitrust Compliance Toolkit to our Asian colleagues. As Chair of the ICC Task Force on Compliance and Advocacy, I look forward to a fruitful discussion on local compliance issues and initiatives already in place," said Ms Riley.

          The afternoon will be devoted to a roundtable of business and competition agencies from Asia on priorities and challenges to antitrust policies in the region.

          Commission Chairman Paul Lugard said: "The commission greatly values this occasion to have an honest exchange with antitrust experts from Asian countries and to use what we expect to be an insightful discussion to better promote the Asian perspective in our policy work at an international level. We view this exchange as crucial for the commission's mandate looking forward."

          Invited conference speakers include:

          - Patrick Hubert, Partner, Clifford Chance Europe LLP

          - Lee Bao Keng, General Counsel, ExxonMobil, Exploration and Production Malaysia Inc.

          - Harikumar Piillay, Deputy Director, Legal & Enforcement, Competition Commission of Singapore

          - Nawir Messi, Chairman, Indonesian Commission for the Supervision of Business Competition

          - Michiyo Hamada, Commissioner, Japanese Fair Trade Commission

          - Shila Dorai Raj Chief Executive Officer, Malaysian Competition Commission

          - Anne Riley, Group Antitrust Counsel / Associate General Counsel, Shell International Limited

          - Somchart Sroythong, Director-General of Department of Internal Trade and Secretary-General of the Office of Thai Trade Competition Commission, Ministry of Commerce

          - Saswata Mukherjee, Legal Director-South East Asia & Australasia, CD/Competition Law-Asia Unilever Asia Pte Ltd

          - YBhg Tan Sri Yong Poh Kon, President, Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers

          Business representatives, government officials, academics, and professionals wishing to attend the ICC Asian Antitrust Conference will find more information at ICC Training & Events

          The ICC Commission on Competition gathers over 300 experts on competition law, including legal advisors from industrial and commercial enterprises and lawyers in private practice, from 40 countries.

          For more information visit ICC Commission on Competition

          Download a copy of the ICC Antitrust Compliance Toolkit

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