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COMPETITION LAW - INTRODUCTION & THE PRACTICAL

22 September 2014 (Monday)

Time:
8.30am - 5.30pm

Venue:
Hotel Istana Kuala Lumpur
 

SIGNIFICANCE
Since the Competition Act 2010 came into force in January 2012 it has attracted the attention of various quarters. The significance of the Act goes without saying—it is the all-sector general competition law. It touches on agreements between enterprises as well as day-to-day business conduct. It has drastically changed the commercial scenario in this country. An infringement of the Act entails hefty fines of potentially up to 10% of the worldwide turnover of an enterprise. Its significance is, however, complicated by the economic analysis that is built into the legal principles. With his immense knowledge and experience on competition law and policy Dr Vince will transform all the legal technicalities into something simple and easy to digest.


WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES

  • Provide introductory knowledge and understanding of competition law
  • Equip the participants with the skill to identify potentially anti-competitive issues and situations in their daily work and commercial dealings
  • Analyse agreements that may be anti-competitive by object and by effect
  • Understand the concepts of abuse of dominant position
  • Understand the significance of competition law compliance and financial penalties thereunder
  • Be acquainted with practical steps in dealing with competition law enforcement agency
  • Equip participants with practical knowledge and skill to analyse and advise on competition law-related issues

 
COURSE CONTENT

Scope and coverage of competition law

  • Doctrines of enterprise, and single economic unit
  • Concepts of commercial activity, market power, services of general economics interest
  • Concepts of anti-competitive agreements, concerted practice, exchange or sharing of commercial information between competitors
  • Basic concepts of dominant position and abuse
  • Oligopolistic behaviours, parallel price increases
  • Conduct of trade associations, and chambers of commerce and industry
  • Benefits of competition law and policy
  • Powers of the enforcement authority
  • Extra-territorial and international enforcement of competition law


PROFILE OF FACILITATOR

Dr Vince is the first Malaysian to have completed his doctorate study in competition law and policy. He obtained his law degree from King’s College London. He had practised law in the civil and commercial field before he successfully obtained a scholarship to pursue his postgraduate study and was subsequently awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. Upon his return to Malaysia he was robed into the Implementation of Competition Law Committee. He was the sole academic representative from Malaysia invited by the organisers to attend the first ASEAN Competition Conference. He has spoken at various conferences, both local and overseas, including acting as key speaker at the launch of ASEAN Handbook on Competition Policy & Law organised by ASEAN Secretariat, acting as moderator of the first Seminar on Competition Law of Malaysia, and giving a presentation on the Competition Act 2010 at the Japan Fair Trade Commission—the first Malaysian to have been granted such an occasion.
  
His publications in international journals include the Journal of the Japanese Institute of International Business Law, European Journal of Law and Economics, Competition & Consumer Law Journal (CCLJ), and Journal of World Intellectual Property. Record shows that Dr Vince is apparently the first Malaysian to have an article on competition law published in the CCLJ—the only Australian law journal devoted to competition and consumer issues. He has experience in dealing with competition issues in a number of industries, including cement, property development, chemicals, manufacturing, banking, and telco’s, and has given competition law briefings to State development authorities, statutory bodies, chambers of commerce and industries, trade associations, listed companies, as well as international think-tanks, NGOs, foreign governments and enforcement agencies. He has been interviewed by the media on competition law and enforcement, and quoted in the International Bar Association’s Global Insight.

 

To register, please email/fax/send this form TWO weeks before each respective program to:

University of Malaya Malaysian Centre of Regulatory Studies (UMCoRS)
Level 13, Wisma R & D, University of Malaya, Jalan Pantai Baharu, 59990 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA

Tel : 03 2246 3372 / 3370 Mobile : 012-2100 616 Fax : 603 2246 3367 Email : umcors@um.edu.my
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Registration will be closed TWO weeks before the program date and / or when the number of participants has reached the maximum.