Antitrust enforcement in Asia continues to expand as competition agencies throughout Asia launch cases of global significance and push robust policy initiatives. As they are elsewhere in the world, issues surrounding technology, online platforms, and Big Data are drawing significant attention from competition and consumer protection enforcers.
This conference will draw upon senior enforcers, in-house counsel and practitioners from Singapore, Japan, China, Korea, Australia, India, and other Asia-Pacific countries, as well as the United States and Europe. The event is an important part of the Section’s continued and expanding outreach to the competition community in Asia and will provide an unparalleled opportunity to interact with top policymakers. This conference will focus on the ways that Antitrust in Asia differs both substantively and procedurally from the other major poles of enforcement activity in the US United States and Europe.
In short, is it possible to distill common core themes across enough Asian antitrust enforcement regimes that differ from those in the United States and Europe and thus delineate a distinct brand of antitrust policy and enforcement?
Topics will include antitrust and consumer protection issues surrounding Big Data, the treatment of digital platforms, merger review developments in developed and developing Asian jurisdictions, cross border cartel investigations, compliance strategies, and enforcer roundtables, concluding with a debate on the fundamental question posed above.
Conference Chair – Michael G. EGGE, Latham & Watkins LLP, Washington, DC