Speakers

Mark AU

Managing Director, Lalamove Hong Kong

Mark Au is the Managing Director for Lalamove Hong Kong, an on-demand logistics platform that matches users with drivers. Prior to Lalamove, Mark was the Deputy Head of Hong Kong of Social Discovery Ventures, a New York-based venture capital fund where he facilitated their expanding presence across the APAC region and executed multi-million-dollar transactions.

He has also owned and operated multiple F&B outlets and served in various management positions in finance, media and construction. Mark holds a B.Sc. degree in Business Management from Kingston University.

Matthew BOSWELL

Interim Commissioner of Competition, Competition Bureau of Canada

Matthew Boswell was appointed Interim Commissioner of Competition for up to one year beginning 31 May, 2018.

Mr. Boswell first joined the Bureau in January 2011 as Associate Deputy Commissioner, Criminal Matters. In 2012, he became Senior Deputy Commissioner, Cartels and Deceptive Marketing Practices. In July 2017, he began a one-year assignment as Senior Deputy Commissioner, Mergers and Monopolistic Practices.

As a Senior Deputy Commissioner, Mr. Boswell has led numerous merger reviews and directed major investigations targeting criminal cartels, abuse of dominance and deceptive marketing practices.

Before joining the Bureau, Mr. Boswell was Senior Litigation Counsel in the Enforcement Branch at the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC), where he primarily prosecuted securities fraud and related matters.

Prior to his work at the OSC, Mr. Boswell was an Assistant Crown Attorney in Toronto with the Ministry of the Attorney General of Ontario. As a Crown Attorney, he prosecuted all types of criminal offences.

Mr. Boswell has also worked in private practice and began his legal career at a Toronto law firm.

Paul CHAN Mo-po

Financial Secretary, The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Paul Chan Mo-po is a Certified Public Accountant. He is a former President of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a former Chairman of The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, Hong Kong.

Before joining the Government, Mr Chan held a number of public service positions including member of the Legislative Council; Chairman of Legal Aid Services Council; Board Member of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority; non-official member of the Strategic Development Commission and Council Member of the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Mr Chan served as Secretary for Development of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government from July 2012 to January 2017. He was appointed Financial Secretary on 16 January, 2017.

Denise COTE

Judge, The United States District Court, Southern District of New York

Judge Denise Cote was appointed United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York on 10 August, 1994.  Judge Cote has held positions in both the private and public sectors. For approximately eight years, beginning in 1977, she was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. 

Kris DEKEYSER

Director of the Policy and Strategy Directorate, Directorate General for Competition, European Commission

Kris Dekeyser is Director of the Policy and Strategy Directorate at the European Commission’s Directorate General for Competition (DG Competition). Before taking up his present position, Mr Dekeyser filled numerous management positions across DG Competition – he was in charge of antitrust and merger policy and case support; took up the duties of the European Commission’s Cartel Settlement Officer at DG Competition’s Cartels Directorate; and he was also Head of the Unit in charge of the European Competition Network and the Private Enforcement initiative.

Mr Dekeyser graduated in both law and political sciences and he is a guest Professor at the Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel. He is the author of a variety of publications in English and French in the field of competition law. He also regularly delivers lectures at seminars and conferences around the world on both general and specialised areas of Competition law, variously organised by Universities, Bar Associations, business forums, government organisations, competition enforcement agencies, etc.

Andre GEVEROLA

Director of Criminal Litigation, The United States Department of Justice Antitrust Division

Andre Geverola is the Director of Criminal Litigation for the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.  As Director of Criminal Litigation, Mr. Geverola supervises all criminal litigation and trial matters across the Antitrust Division’s five criminal sections. 

Mr. Geverola joined the Antitrust Division’s Chicago office in 2007, where he worked as a trial attorney and as Assistant Chief of the office. In these roles, Mr. Geverola led numerous investigations and prosecutions of companies and individuals in a variety of industries. In 2016, Mr. Geverola served as a visiting international enforcer at the Japan Fair Trade Commission. In 2015, Mr. Geverola was named to Global Competition Review’s “40 under 40” list of top antitrust attorneys under the age of forty.

Before joining the Antitrust Division, Mr. Geverola worked in private practice at an international law firm where he represented companies and individuals in government investigations and litigation.

Isolde GOGGIN

Chairperson, Competition and Consumer Protection Commission of Ireland

Isolde Goggin is the Chairperson of the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission of Ireland. She also oversees the Organisation Development Unit. She was previously the Chairperson of the Irish Competition Authority, from October 2011 until October 2014. She took up her present responsibilities on 31 October 2014 upon the amalgamation of the Authority with the National Consumer Agency.

Ms. Goggin was appointed Member of the Competition Authority in July 2010 and was responsible for the Advocacy Division. From 2004 to 2006, she was Chairperson of Ireland’s Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg), and Commissioner from 2002 to 2004. Before joining ComReg, Ms. Goggin was Director of the Regulated Markets Division at the Competition Authority. She began her career in 1980 with Eircom (then Telecom Éireann) as an engineer, and later moved into business management and then regulation, working with Eircom, DG Information Society of the European Commission and Ericsson.

Ms. Goggin holds a First Class Honours engineering degree, a Masters in Business Administration, and a Postgraduate Diploma in European Competition Law, and is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers of Ireland.

HUANG Yong

Member of the Expert Advisory Committee of Anti-Monopoly Commission of the State Council, People's Republic of China

Dr. and Professor Huang Yong is Director of the Competition Law Centre of the University of International Business & Economics (UIBE). Currently he is also a member of the Expert Advisory Committee under the Anti-Monopoly Commission of State Council.

Professor Huang has been entrusted by a variety of Chinese government agencies, legislative bodies and international organizations to conduct research projects in relation to competition law issues. These instructions come from: The former Legislative Affairs Office of the State Council, Ministry of Commerce, National Development and Reform Commission, Ministry of Justice, etc.

While fulfilling his academic and professional responsibilities, Professor Huang also contributes to China’s political and legislative initiatives. When China began to draft her Anti-Monopoly Law, Professor Huang served as an advisory expert for the Legal Committee of the National People’s Congress, until the law was enacted.

In 2016, he won the “Best Asian Anti-Monopoly Academic Paper” award in the United States and was elected as "China Intellectual Property Influential Person in 2016" in the same year. In 2017, he was awarded the "Outstanding Achievement Award" by the magazine "China Law and Practice".

Martyn HUCKERBY

Asia Pacific Head of Competition Law, Tiang & Co

Martyn Huckerby is the Asia Pacific Head of Competition Law at Tiang & Co., a law firm associated with PwC Legal International Pte Ltd (a licensed Foreign Law Practice) in Singapore.

Mr. Huckerby specialises in corporate, regulatory, and competition / antitrust law, splitting his time between Hong Kong and Shanghai. He regularly advises clients on multi-jurisdictional merger filings, dawn raids, and regulatory compliance.

Mr. Huckerby also has extensive experience advising clients on the establishment, expansion and restructuring of businesses (including joint ventures) in China and across Asia. His experience also includes advising on cross-border commercial disputes and contractual matters. He advises clients across a range of sectors, but has particular expertise advising on regulated sectors, including TMT, education, telecommunications and broadcasting. He also advises on JV establishment, contractual and commercial matters in the retail, consumer goods, manufacturing, food and agribusiness sectors.

Mr. Huckerby is recognised by a number of legal directories for his regulatory, TMT and competition law expertise, and was recently reappointed by the Hong Kong Competition Commission as a Non-Governmental Advisor to the International Competition Network.

Frédéric JENNY

Chairman, The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Competition Committee

Frédéric Jenny holds a Ph.D in Economics from Harvard University (1975), a Doctorate in Economics from the University of Paris (1977) and an MBA degree from ESSEC Business School in Paris (1966).

He is professor of Economics at ESSEC Business School in Paris.

Professor Jenny is the Chairman of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Competition Committee (since 1994), Co-Director of the European Center for Law and Economics of ESSEC (since 2010) and Chair of the Commission for Deontology of the French Federation of Insurance Companies (since 2016). He is also an economic and legal consultant.

He was previously Non-Executive Director of the Office of Fair Trading in the United Kingdom (2007 - 2014), Judge on the French Supreme Court (Cour de cassation, Economic Commercial and Financial Chamber) from 2004 to August 2012, Vice Chair of the French Competition Authority (1993 - 2004) and President of the WTO Working Group on Trade and Competition (1994 - 2003).

He was visiting professor at Northwestern University Department of Economics in the United States (1978), Keio University Department of economics in Japan (1984), University of Capetown Business School in South Africa (1991), Haifa University School of Law in Israel (2012), University College London Law School (2005 - 2012) and was Global Professor of Antitrust in the New York University School of Law’s Hauser Global Law School (2014 and 2017). He was Appointed Senior Fellow in the Online Global Competition and Consumer Law Masters Program, University of Melbourne (Jan 2016 to December 2018).

He is member of the editorial board of several scientific journals (“Concurrences”, “Journal of Competition Law and Economics”, “World Competition”), member of the advisory board of the “Interdisciplinary Center for Competition Law and Initiative, Middle East Initiative” and Chairman of the scientific board of Consumer Unity Trust of India (CUTS).

Juergen KEITEL

Chief Global Affairs and Development Officer, AirAsia

Juergen Keitel joined AirAsia as Chief Global Affairs and Development Officer in February 2017. He is heading the Global Affairs and Policy activities at AirAsia with focus on ASEAN, the ASEAN Economic Community and the ASEAN Single Aviation Market.

Prior to joining AirAsia at the beginning of 2017, Juergen was heading the Aviation, Travel and Tourism industry community at the World Economic Forum based in New York where he is also completed a fellowship in global leadership. He led multi-stakeholder projects and initiatives around Travel Facilitation, Airline Foreign Ownership, Travel Security and the Digital Transformation engaging the public, private and civil society sectors.

Juergen graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering in Air Transport Engineering from City University London. Before completing his Master of Science in Air Transport Management at Cranfield University, he worked in the Supply Chain Group of British Airways. Following 3 years at Airbus Industries in Material Support in Hamburg, Germany, he moved to America West Airlines as Financial Analyst in the United States and then to Airbus for various roles in Customer Services, Supply Chain Management and Business Development being based in Washington DC, USA.

Throughout his career, Juergen has gained a vast experience in the aviation industry in strategy and development, international relations and commercial operations.

Roald KOCH

Director for Foreign Direct Investment, Department of Industry, Brandenburg State Economic Development Agency (WFBB)

Roald Koch is a Director for Foreign Direct Investment, Department of Industry, in the Brandenburg State Economic Development Agency (WFBB). His regional focus lies on Asia, especially on Greater China and Japan. Industry-wise he is mainly focusing on energy, mobility and electronics industry.

Brandenburg State is one of the 16 German Federal States, geographically encircling Berlin.

Mr. Koch studied at Bonn University and Beijing Language and Culture University (Chinese and Japanese Studies and Philosophy) as well as Management Studies at Berlin School of Economics. He has worked with PwC Corporate Finance and Valuation mainly on divestment and delisting valuations and spent almost 9 years with Berlin Partner, the Berlin State Economic Development Agency. During that time he was actively involved in Energy and Mobility topics like the “eMO – Berlin Agency for Electric Mobility” and the development of the Berlin-Brandenburg joint clusters for Mobility and for Energy Technology.

After almost three years working with the Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry on policy issues (land, logistics, water and energy as well as ownership restructuring of economic assets and entities), the development of a catalytic first loss venture capital fund among other issues, he joined the WFBB in July 2016 and is now responsible for the cross-industry attraction of foreign direct investment into Brandenburg State. Through his former time with Berlin Partner he is well-versed in the development and execution of the so-called “innoBB”, the Berlin-Brandenburg Joint Innovation Strategy (implemented in 2011), Horizon 2020 projects and other EU-regulated subsidy programs for manufacturing and research-related investment projects.

William KOVACIC

Global Competition Professor of Law and Policy, George Washington University

Professor William Kovacic is the Global Competition Professor of Law and Policy and the Director of the Competition Law Center at the George Washington University Law School. Before joining the law school in 1999, Professor Kovacic was the George Mason University Foundation Professor at the George Mason University School of Law.

From January 2006 to October 2011, he was a member of the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and chaired the agency from March 2008 to March 2009. He was the FTC’s General Counsel from June 2001 to December 2004. In 2011 he received the FTC’s Miles W. Kirkpatrick Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Since August 2013, Professor Kovacic has served as a Non-Executive Director with the United Kingdom’s Competition and Markets Authority. From January 2009 to September 2011, he was Vice-Chair for Outreach for the International Competition Network. He has advised many countries and international organizations on antitrust, consumer protection, government contracts, and the design of regulatory institutions.

He is co-editor (with Ariel Ezrachi) of the Journal of Antitrust Enforcement and has published numerous books and articles on competition policy, law and enforcement.

Godfrey LAM Wan-ho

President, Hong Kong Competition Tribunal

Justice Godfrey Lam Wan-ho is President of the Hong Kong Competition Tribunal. He obtained a B.A. (Law Tripos) from Trinity College, University of Cambridge, in the United Kingdom in 1991. He further obtained an LL.M. in Asian and Comparative Law from the University of Washington, Seattle, in the United States in 1992 and P.C.LL. from the University of Hong Kong in 1993.

Mr. Justice Lam was called to the Bar in Hong Kong in 1993 and was appointed as Senior Counsel in 2008. He was in private practice between 1994 and 2013 during which he had served as a member of the Law Reform Commission and the Chairman of the Standing Committee on Company Law Reform. He was appointed as a Judge of the Court of First Instance of the High Court in January 2013. He has been appointed as the President of the Hong Kong Competition Tribunal since August 2013.

Jack LANGE

Chairman, The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong

Jack Lange is the Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and a partner in the Corporate Department of the United States-based law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP.  He has been resident in the firm’s Hong Kong office since 1994.

Mr Lange’s practice is concentrated principally on mergers and acquisitions. He is highly experienced in the representation of private equity funds and other financial investors in connection with their activities in Asia, including investment activities and portfolio company financing and acquisition activities. Mr Lange has represented major private equity funds, as well as leading strategic investors in the technology, communications and media fields, in connection with complex and highly structured investments and fund raisings in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Korea, India, Indonesia, Thailand and Japan.

Mr Lange is admitted to legal practice in Hong Kong, New York, the District of Columbia. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Princeton University. Prior to joining Paul, Weiss in 1988, he served in the Office of the Legal Advisor of the United States Department of State and as Deputy General Counsel of the Multinational Force and Observers, the international organization that provides the peacekeeping force under the Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty.

Mr Lange served as President of The American Club Hong Kong in 2012.

Jon LEIBOWITZ

Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Mr. Leibowitz is a partner in Davis Polk’s Washington DC and New York offices. His practice focuses on the complex antitrust aspects of mergers and acquisitions as well as government and private antitrust investigations and litigation. He also provides counsel in the developing areas of consumer protection and privacy law as well as advocacy involving Congress.

Mr. Leibowitz was Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission from 2009 through 2013 and Commissioner from 2004 to 2009. While at the FTC, he presided over a major revision of the Horizontal Merger Guidelines in collaboration with the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice. He also headed multiple delegations of American government officials with counterparts on antitrust and privacy matters, including to China and the EU.

As Chairman, he was noted for leading the FTC’s efforts to protect the privacy of consumers and police single firm conduct. His tenure resulted in multiple Supreme Court victories involving hospital mergers, pharmaceutical arrangements and the State Action doctrines.

Yonden LHATOO​

Chief News Editor, South China Morning Post​

Yonden Lhatoo started his journalism career in print, covering the far-reaching changes Hong Kong went through before and during the city’s handover to China, as a senior newspaper reporter. He switched to broadcast journalism after the transfer of sovereignty in 1997 and worked as a television news anchor and editor for nearly two decades.

He was the main anchor and editor-in-chief of ATV’s English news department before joining the South China Morning Post as a senior editor and eventually taking up the job of chief news editor.

He has publicly written, spoken and taught about Hong Kong issues, but is still trying to figure it all out. He also enjoys writing a popular weekly column, which often raises eyebrows or sparks heated discussions because he doesn’t hesitate to tell it like it is.

LIN Ping

Director of Centre for Competition Policy & Regulation, Lingnan University

Dr. Lin Ping is Professor of Economics and Director of the Centre for Competition Policy & Regulation at Lingnan University. His research interests are centered on industrial economics and competition policy. He is Member of the Panel for Economic Analysis of the Hong Kong Competition Commission, and was Member of the Telecommunications (Competition Provisions) Appeal Board of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, and President of the Hong Kong Economic Association.

He was guest-editor of the Special Issue on China’s Anti-Monopoly Law, of the Review of Industrial Economics, 2012. Dr. Lin has translated Kwoka, J. Jr. and L. White (eds), The Antitrust Revolution: Economics, Competition and Policy, the 4th-6th edition into Chinese. His publications have appeared in journals such as the Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Financial Economics, International Economic Review, the Journal of Industrial Economics, International Journal of Industrial Organization, and European Economic Review.

Gary LIU

Chief Executive Officer, South China Morning Post

Gary Liu is CEO of the South China Morning Post (SCMP), a leading news media company that has reported on China and Asia for more than a century with global impact. Founded in 1903, the SCMP is headquartered in Hong Kong, where it is the city’s newspaper of record. Along with its flagship news products, the SCMP is also Asia’s leading magazine publisher with a portfolio of premium lifestyle and fashion titles including Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Esquire, and Harper’s BAZAAR, and is home to cpjobs.com, a big data-powered recruitment platform.

Prior to joining the SCMP in January 2017, Mr Liu was CEO of Digg, spearheading the New York startup’s transformation from aggregator to a data-driven news platform. Previously, he was Head of Spotify Labs, where he led emerging technologies and business strategies for Spotify’s global markets, after joining as Global Director of Ad Product Strategy. Mr Liu has also worked at AOL and Google.

Norman MANOIM

Chairperson, Competition Tribunal of South Africa

Norman Manoim is serving his second term as the chairman of the South African Competition Tribunal. He is a lawyer by qualification and has served as a full-time member of the Tribunal since its establishment in 1999.

He was subsequently appointed as Chairperson in August 2009 and he was re-appointed to this position in 2014. He has 19 years of experience as a Tribunal member.

He was a member of the team that drafted the present South African Competition Act.

He lectures part-time in Competition Law at the University of Witwatersrand and University of Pretoria.

He has addressed numerous conferences, both locally and internationally on the subject of Competition Law.

Prior to being appointed to the Competition Tribunal of South Africa, Mr. Manoim was in private practice as an attorney for fifteen years with the firm Cheadle, Thompson and Haysom.

He obtained a B.A. LL.B. from the University of Witwatersrand, graduating in 1983 and was admitted as an attorney in 1984.

Peter ROTH

President, The United Kingdom Competition Appeal Tribunal

Sir Peter Roth is a judge of the Chancery Division of the High Court of England and Wales, and since November 2013 the President of the United Kingdom Competition Appeal Tribunal. He was called to the Bar in 1977 and became a Queen’s Counsel in 1997. He was appointed a High Court Judge in 2009.

Mr Justice Roth was for many years a leading practitioner in competition law and, as a judge, has heard many competition cases brought in the High Court. From 2003 to 2009 he was Chairman of the Competition Law Association. He has held a visiting professorship at King’s College, London, teaching competition law on the LL.M. course, and was the general editor of the 5th and 6th editions of Bellamy & Child on European Union Law of Competition. He is treasurer of the Association of European Competition Law Judges, and a trustee of the Incorporated Council of Law Reporting for England and Wales.

Brent SNYDER

Chief Executive Officer, Hong Kong Competition Commission

Brent Snyder was appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer of the Hong Kong Competition Commission in September 2017.

Prior to joining the Commission, Mr. Snyder served in the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice from 2003 until 2017, first as a Trial Attorney playing a key role in the Division’s criminal matters, and as Deputy Assistant Attorney General (DAAG) from 2013 until 2017.

In his capacity as DAAG, Mr. Snyder headed the criminal enforcement function overseeing enforcement, prosecutions, leniency and other policy work. Mr. Snyder twice received the Attorney General's Award for Distinguished Service and was awarded an Antitrust Division Award of Distinction.

Prior to joining the government, Mr. Snyder practiced law at Paul Hastings in Los Angeles and Perkins Coie in Seattle where he was a Partner.

Mr. Snyder received his law degree with honors from the University of Texas School of Law, where he was an Associate Editor of the Texas Law Review. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Seattle Pacific University, where he graduated magna cum laude.

Jamie SPENCE

Founder and Managing Director, Asian Link Limited

Jamie Spence is Founder and Managing Director of Asian Link Limited. He provides strategic expertise to a wide-range of CEOs, Boards and Management teams of fast growing and innovative companies, ranging from start-ups to established global brands. He specialises in helping companies position themselves to attract strategic partners, and he has worked with numerous local and international FMCG, Consumer and Retail, Design and Manufacturing, E-commerce, Technology and Financial Services groups.

Prior to establishing Asian Link, Mr Spence spent 25 years holding senior management positions in major global and investment banks, including Macquarie Group, Bankers Trust, Commonwealth Bank, HSBC and Royal Bank of Canada. He has developed a broad range of industry leading, Global Markets, product sales and marketing teams across 15+ countries. Mr Spence has extensive regional Asia and international financial services, business leadership, investment and marketing experience. Originally from Australia and a resident of Hong Kong since 2005, Mr Spence also serves in numerous board, senior advisory, community and sports roles.

Winnie TAM Wan-chi

Chairman, Hong Kong Communications Authority

Winnie Tam SC is the Chairman of the Hong Kong Communications Authority, the independent statutory regulatory body of the communications sector in Hong Kong.

Ms Tam is a former Chairman of the Hong Kong Bar Association (2015 to 2017). She graduated from the University of Hong Kong in 1983 with an LL.B. (Hons) degree, and obtained the Postgraduate Certificate in Laws in 1984. Between 1987 and 1988, she pursued specialised training in London in University College, London. She was also admitted to practise as a barrister in England and Wales, and as a barrister and solicitor in Singapore and the Australian Capital Territory. Her practice in the area of civil and commercial litigation and arbitration, with expertise in Intellectual Property and IT law.

Ms Tam was appointed Senior Counsel of the Hong Kong Bar in 2006. From 2015, she has been serving as a Recorder of the Court of First Instance, High Court of the Hong Kong SAR. Since January 2017, she has continued to serve the Hong Kong Bar by heading its two practice development committees.

Apart from being the Chairman of the Hong Kong Communications Authority, Ms Tam also serves as member of the Advisory Committee on Corruption of the Independent Commission Against Corruption, the Board of Trustees of the Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund, Hong Kong Tourism Board, Chief Executive’s Council of Advisers on Innovation and Strategic Development and the Board of West Kowloon Cultural District Authority.

TOH Han Li

Chief Executive and Commissioner, Competition & Consumer Commission of Singapore

Toh Han Li is the Chief Executive and a Commissioner of the Competition & Consumer Commission of Singapore. He has served as a Justices’ Law Clerk to the Chief Justice of Singapore, Deputy Public Prosecutor and State Counsel in the Attorney-General’s Chambers, Senior Assistant Registrar at the Supreme Court and as Registrar and Principal District Judge of the State Courts.

He also serves on various tribunals including the Military Court of Appeal, the Copyright Tribunal, the Foreign Manpower Appeal Board and the Appeals Advisory Panel to the Monetary Authority of Singapore.

Mr. Toh read law at Cambridge University, obtained a Masters of Law from the University of Chicago and a Masters in Public Management from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. He attended the Stanford Executive Programme at its Graduate School of Business and is admitted to practice law in Singapore, England and New York.

Christopher VAJDA

Judge, The Court of Justice of the European Union

Christopher Vajda has been the UK’s judge on the European Court of Justice in Luxemburg since October 2012. Prior to his appointment, he practised as a barrister in London and Brussels for over thirty years, specialising in EU and competition law.

He was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1997 and a Bencher of Gray's Inn in 2003. He also served as a Recorder of the Crown Court from 2003 to 2012. He is a graduate of Cambridge University and the Université libre de Bruxelles.

Richard WHISH

Emeritus Professor, King’s College London

Emeritus Professor Richard Whish QC (Hon) is a legal academic and author. He is a qualified solicitor and was in legal practice in London from 1989 to 1998. He was admitted in 1977. He has been recommended for his contribution to competition law and policy, in the UK, the European Union and in many other countries with competition laws throughout the world.

Professor Whish has published many books and articles on competition law, and contributed to many others. In particular he is the co-author of Competition Law, 8th edition 2015. Professor Whish has advised various Governments and competition authorities on competition law and policy, and has had an influence on the development of various competition laws and on soft law guidance. His nomination also focuses on his contribution to the development of many postgraduate courses on competition law and policy at King’s College London, where he is now Emeritus Professor, having been a Professor of Law there from 1991 to 2013. For many years he was also a Visiting Professor of Law at the College of Europe in Bruges. Professor Whish was a member of the Advisory Panel of the Director General of Fair Trading from 2001 to 2003, and a non-executive director of the Board of the Office of Fair Trading from 2003 to 2009. He was also a member of the Board of the Singapore Energy Markets Authority from 2005 to 2011. In 2014 Professor Whish was appointed Queen’s Counsel Honoris Causa.

Kodrat WIBOWO

Commissioner, Commission for the Supervision of Business Competition of Indonesia

Kodrat Wibowo SE, Ph.D. began his career at the Department of Economics, College of Art and Science, The University of Oklahoma, USA in 1997 as a Teaching and Research assistant while attending and completing his Doctoral Studies at the same University. He returned to Indonesia in 2004 and then continued his career at Padjadjaran University, the campus where he earned his undergraduate economics degree at Center for Economics and Development Studies (CEDS), Faculty of Economics and Business as Deputy Head.

His last position in Padjadjaran University was Vice Chairman of the Audit Committee, Board of Trustees, University of Padjadjaran before now becomes Commissioner of the Commission for the Supervision of Business Competition (KPPU) of Indonesia.

He is also active in various consultation activities at various Foreign Donor Institutions, central and local government agencies as well as private businesses such as ADB, JICA, GIZ, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of National Development Planning, Local Agencies of Development Planning, Ministry of Trade, Bandung Municipal Water Company, and West Java Local Agency of Manpower. In addition, he is also active in the activities of professional organizations and societies such as the Association of Indonesian Economists (ISEI), Forum of Ministry of Finance Economists (FEKK), and Inter Regional Science Association (IRSA).

Ricky WONG Wai-kay

Chairman, Hong Kong Television Network Limited

Ricky Wong Wai-kay is the co-founder and chairman of Hong Kong Television Network Limited. In 1992, Mr. Wong set up City Telecom (H.K.) Limited and was the first to provide alternative IDD service with call-back technology in Hong Kong, leading to the subsequent collapse of monopoly. In 1999, he set up Hong Kong Broadband Network Limited (HKBN), providing high speed fibre broadband, telephony, IP-TV services on its fibre network.

Currently, Mr. Wong leads the Group to march towards the development of e-Commerce business, aiming to build the largest online shopping mall “HKTVmall” in Hong Kong, consolidating over 2,700 merchants & suppliers from Hong Kong, Japan, Korea & Taiwan, offering more than 175,000 products for sale. HKTVmall possesses logistics centres with area totally 500,000 square feet, having its own delivery team and fleet, providing one-stop shop services including online shopping, marketing & promotion, logistics & delivery as well as customer services.

Anna WU Hung-yuk

Chairperson, Hong Kong Competition Commission

Anna Wu Hung-yuk is a lawyer admitted to the Law Society’s Roll of Honour. She is the current and founding chair of the Hong Kong Competition Commission. Ms. Wu stepped down as a member of the Executive Council of Hong Kong on 1 July 2017 having served since January 2009

Natalie YEUNG

Partner, Slaughter and May

Natalie Yeung is a partner and head of the Asian competition practice at Slaughter and May.  She travels between its Hong Kong and Beijing offices. 

Ms. Yeung is an experienced competition and regulatory lawyer who has worked on a range of antitrust, merger control and regulatory matters involving Hong Kong, EU and UK competition law. 

Her clients include the Hong Kong Association of Banks (on the first application for a decision under the Competition Ordinance), Hong Kong Liner Shipping Association (on the first block exemption application in Hong Kong), MTR Corporation, and the Hong Kong Communications Authority. She has also advised multinational companies in relation to investigations in China.

Ms. Yeung is also responsible for coordinating the Chinese and Asian merger notifications on global transactions. Her advice on cross-border transactions includes: Google’s acquisition of certain assets of HTC Corporation; SoftBank Vision Fund’s certain recent investments; Tencent’s acquisition of a majority stake in Supercell; Shell’s acquisition of BG Group; Starwood on its acquisition by Marriott; and Thermo Fisher’s acquisitions of Life Technologies and FEI Company.

Ms. Yeung is listed as a leading lawyer in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2018, a highly regarded lawyer in the IFLR 1000 Asia-Pacific 2018, and recommended as a competition law expert in the 2018 edition of Who’s Who Legal. Natalie is referred to as “one of the standout lawyers in Hong Kong” and “one of the world's foremost experts on Hong Kong's competition legislation”. She has also been named as the youngest lawyer in Global Competition Review’s "40 under 40" in 2015.

ZHU Li

Senior Judge, IP Division of Supreme People’s Court, People’s Republic of China

Judge Zhu Li is the presiding judge of a panel working on antitrust and patent cases. He has been working at the Intellectual Property Tribunal of Supreme People’s Court (SPC) for 10 years, mainly dealing with IP and antitrust cases as well as judicial interpretations of laws issued by SPC. Many of the cases that he had worked on became landmark cases including the Qihoo v. Tencent case that set out a brand-new framework of antitrust analysis for abuse of dominance cases in Internet industry.