COMPETITION LAW AND PRIVATE EQUITY: Smooth Seas or Rough Sailing?

October 25, 2016 October 25, 2016
9:30AM - 1:00PM WongPartnership LLP Office | Level 28, MBFC Tower 3 12 Marina Blvd, Singapore 018982
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Competition laws are starting to have a greater impact on businesses in this region. Senior members of WongPartnership LLP’s Competition & Regulatory Practice will share on how competition laws in Singapore and South-East Asia can affect private equity investors. Using case studies from the region, topics include:

  • What steps should you take when planning an acquisition?
  • Which regulators will you need to approach?
  • When can regulators look at non-controlling investments and joint ventures?
  • ‘Gun-jumping’ – what happens if you complete an acquisition before it is cleared?
  • How to manage competition law risks in your acquisition agreements
  • Becoming liable for breaches of competition laws by portfolio companies and how to reduce the exposure

CPD HOURS: 2

 

Programme

9:30am Registration

10:00am Presentation

12:00pm Networking

 

Speakers

Andrew RISELEY is a Foreign Law Consultant in the Competition & Regulatory Practice. Andrew advises on a full range of competition matters, including merger control, abuse of dominance, horizontal and vertical agreements and compliance programmes. He also specialises in the legal issues surrounding the economic regulation of utilities, including water and energy networks, airports and ports, and telecommunications and postal services. He has practised at large corporate law firms in London and Melbourne, and has made submissions and notifications to the European Commission, as well as several national competition authorities, on behalf of a number of private equity clients and their portfolio companies. Prior to joining WongPartnership, Andrew was the Chief Executive of the Channel Islands Competition and Regulatory Authorities, the competition law and utilities regulator for Jersey and Guernsey, where he oversaw the introduction of competition law to Guernsey in August 2012. Andrew graduated from Monash University with first class honours in both Law and Economics, and completed a Master of Science in Regulation at the London School of Economics as a Commonwealth Scholar. He is admitted to practise as a Solicitor in England & Wales and in Victoria, Australia.

 

CHAN Jia Hui is a Partner in the Competition & Regulatory Practice and the Financial Services Regulatory Practice. On the competition front, he has advised on all of the substantive prohibitions under the Competition Act, including anti-competitive agreements and arrangements, abuse of dominance and merger control issues. He has also been involved in assisting clients on investigations conducted by the Competition Commission of Singapore ("CCS"), leniency applications and merger notifications filed with the CCS. Jia Hui has experience in coordinating multijurisdictional reviews of regulatory and merger control issues arising from cross-border transactions, as well as coordinating the preparation and submission of the requisite filings. In the financial services regulatory space, he has advised banks and other non-bank financial institutions on a full range of regulatory issues, including those relating to licensing, change of control approvals, AML/CFT related obligations, outsourcing and conduct of business requirements. Jia Hui graduated on the Dean's List from the National University of Singapore and is admitted to the Singapore Bar.

         

   

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