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Businesses aim to maximise profits and value. Yet, Competition law prohibits sharing of information, imposing unreasonable terms and conditions, exclusivity, tying or bundling multiple products, imposing resale price maintenance and much more - all aspects of a typical business structure. Competition law is unique in that it is a business law where the economics of the business plays a critical role. Competition Economics is particularly important in enabling a better understanding of say whether a business’ rebate system or exclusivity arrangement is anti-competitive or not.

Join us on Aug 19, 2016 from 10am - 11.30am at AMCHAM Executive Office, where a panel of local and regional experts comprising economists, lawyers and the malaysia competition commission will provide a regional and international flavour on:-
  • Competition developments with an economic twist and assess common business arrangements, from rebate systems to cooperation agreements to most favoured nation clauses, through an economic lens to determine what makes them anti-competitive – or not.
  • The importance of economic analysis from market definition to impact analysis to the evaluation of net economic benefits, and consequential potential penalties in the event of a violation will also be discussed.

This is a must session for all businesses, whether small or large and whether operating in Malaysia only or beyond.

Agenda

9:30 AM - 10 AM
Registration & Networking
10 AM - 10:05 AM
Welcome Note by AMCHAM
10:05 AM - 11:05 AM
Presentation on An Overview of Economics & Competition Law
11:05 AM - 11:35 AM
11:35 AM - 11:40 AM
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Speakers

  • Fong  Chuen Fuen (Senior Assistant Director of the Business and Economic Division at Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC))

    Fong Chuen Fuen

    Senior Assistant Director of the Business and Economic Division at Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC)

    Jariel Fong Chuen Fuen is a Senior Assistant Director of the Business and Economics Division, Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC).
    She joined the MyCC since June 2014 and has been actively conducting economic assessment on anti-competitive agreements and abuse of dominance cases. She received her Bachelor Degree in Economics from University Malaysia Terengganu (formerly known as KUSTEM) and Master’s Degree in Economics from University Putra Malaysia.

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  • Kuok Yew  Chen (Partner at Christopher & Lee Ong Malaysia)

    Kuok Yew Chen

    Partner at Christopher & Lee Ong Malaysia

    Yew Chen is a Partner with the Corporate M&A Practice Group with a specialisation in Competition & Trade, and Technology, Media & Telecommunications law. He has served on the ITTIP Committee of the American-Malaysian Chamber of Commerce since 2007. Yew Chen has practiced in London and Singapore, and continues to advise on cross border transactions, mergers and acquisitions, telecommunications projects, competition law, and general corporate and commercial matters. He regularly advises multinationals, private equity funds, and public and private companies on these areas of law, and is familiar with the various regulatory authorities for competition, telecommunications, and data protection. Yew Chen is listed as a leading lawyer for Mergers & Acquisitions, Competition, and IT & Telecoms in the AsiaLaw, Chambers & Partners, and Legal 500 rankings.

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  • Anastasia Pritahayu  R. Daniyati (Senior Economist at Assegaf Hamzah & Partners Indonesia)

    Anastasia Pritahayu R. Daniyati

    Senior Economist at Assegaf Hamzah & Partners Indonesia

    Anastasia, a cum laude economist graduate from University of Indonesia, joined the firm in October 2013, and has since buttressed the competition team with her thorough assessment from the economics perspective. She was the lead economist for the Goodyear Indonesia before KPPU (the Indonesian Competition Commission) and thereafter the apeal at District Court and cassation at the Supreme Court. She was also the lead economist for the Ministry of Trade of the Republic of Indonesia and the Ministry’s Directorate General of Foreign Trade in appealing the KPPU’s decision over cartel allegations at the District Court. Anastasia’s expertise in international cartel was honed when she assisted Garuda Indonesia to becoming one of only two airlines winning the cartel allegation before the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission while she was still in Rizkiyana & Iswanto, a boutique competition law firm. During her time there, she was entrusted to lead the 19 multi-jurisdictions compliance assessment in aviation industry.

    Anastasia also provides competition advice ranging from dominance and vertical restraints, to market allocations in new system applications in automotive, telecommunications, digital content, leasing, aviation, pharmaceutical, energy, oil and gas, utility, banking, shipping, and broadcasting. She involved in the Asian-Mena Counsel’s Deal of the Year 2014. Some of her international merger notifications and merger reviews:
    SIAEC/Boeing, MUFG/ Engine Lease Finance and Beacon Intermodal Leasing, Archer Daniels Midland, and Ingram Micro/Brightpoint. She has been the key player for competition audits performed by the firm (the cement, flat glass, and FMCG). She spends a lot of time teaching and giving training in various competition workshops that are attended by business practitioners and law students alike and co-authors Competition Law in Indonesia (Lexis Nexis, 2014), and international publications such as Getting The Deal Through Series, European Lawyer Series, ABA Handbook.

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  • Kala  Anandarajah (Head, Competition & Antitrust, and Trade at Rajah & Tann Singapore)

    Kala Anandarajah

    Head, Competition & Antitrust, and Trade at Rajah & Tann Singapore

    Kala is a Partner and heads the Competition & Antitrust, Trade Practice. Always a forerunner in niche areas of the law, Kala has been and remains involved in major cartel/abuse investigations, cross-border mergers/other notifications, leniency applications, and also handles dawn-raids, complaints, advices, training and compliance. Her key area of practice is Competition and Trade, areas which she has been involved in from inception. Her other areas include Corporate Governance, Employment, Environmental (EHS) and Telco/Media Laws, where she has formidable accolades. She advises multinational corporations as well local companies across the region on such matters. She has had many firsts in her career, handling difficult and complex matters, demystifying and simplifying issues to achieve the clients’ aim. She is cited among the Top 100 Women in Antitrust in the World by the Global Competition Review 2013 (the only external counsel in Singapore). Chambers Asia 2014 says Kala is lauded for her ‘solid, can-do attitude and excellent client management skills… She is top-notch in competition law matters and is very good at working out a strategic solution to a legal problem…. one of the few practitioners who is truly at the cutting edge….’ Clients give her exceptional praise, deeming her “superbly responsive, very hard-working, solution-oriented and reliable.”.’ AsiaLaw Leading Lawyers 2014 highlights that ‘Kala is the complete package for all competition issues in ASEAN’. Kala was in 2014 awarded the Public Service Medal (Pingat Bakti Masyarakat) which is conferred by the President of Singapore.

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  • Vu Thi  Que (Partner at Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers Vietnam)

    Vu Thi Que

    Partner at Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers Vietnam

    Vu Thi Que is the head of Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers' Corporate Regulatory, Mergers & Acquisitions, Projects & Infrastructure, and Real Estate & Construction practice groups, which incorporates the firm's competition and anti-trust practice.

    Que brings with her more than 14 years of experience in legal practice and is highly evaluated by clients for “fast response, have good business acumen and industry knowledge” (Chambers). Being fluent in both English and Chinese (Mandarin), Que advises a variety of English-speaking and Chinese-speaking clients, as well as other multinational clients, on a wide range of legal and compliance issues. Today, she is only one of a very small handful of lawyers in Vietnam with the capacity to act for Taiwanese and Chinese clients, and maintain close business ties with both communities in the country.

    In the competition field, Que has assisted in antitrust advisory and merger notifications for Fortune 500 companies in transactions that span both nationally and internationally. She works closely with the Vietnam Competition Authority, and has developed experience in both practical and legal antitrust matters. Que recently acted for group of Japanese steelmakers in Vietnam's second ever safeguard proceedings, working closely with the Vietnam Competition Authority.

    Que's presence in the Vietnamese legal market, as well as her reputation, has seen her be recognised by leading publications, including the IFLR1000 as a leading lawyer, Chambers Global as an expert, and The Legal 500 (Asia-Pacific).

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  • Tanya Tang (Partner at Rajah & Tann Singapore)

    Tanya Tang

    Partner at Rajah & Tann Singapore

    Tanya is a Partner (Chief Economic and Policy Advisor) with the Competition & Antitrust Practice group. She has extensive competition and regulatory experience, having worked in the competition team at the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) as well as the Competition Commission of Singapore (CCS), where she was responsible for developing policy frameworks and conducting economic analysis for investigation of competition cases. Her experience includes assessing complex mergers and investigating anti-competitive conduct in various sectors, including the telecoms sector. Tanya has also participated in dawn raids to gather information for CCS’ investigations. Tanya studied economics at the University of Chicago and holds a Masters in Economics for Competition Law from King’s College London. Tanya has been recognised as a leading competition economist in the international Who’s Who Legal: Competition 2016 and as an economic consulting expert in the international Who’s Who Legal: Consulting Experts 2016 publications.

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  • Patrick SE  Tay (Executive Director Deals (Economics & Policy) of PricewaterhouseCoopers Malaysia)

    Patrick SE Tay

    Executive Director Deals (Economics & Policy) of PricewaterhouseCoopers Malaysia

    Patrick leads PwC Malaysia's Economics & Policy Practice group. He has extensive economics advisory and public policy experience, in both Malaysia and New Zealand. He has worked for the New Zealand Treasury and as an advisor to senior elected officials. His experience as an applied economist includes assessing the impact of policy initiatives and events on key economic sectors such as oil & gas, retail, manufacturing, real estate, agriculture, transport and tourism. In recent times, Patrick co-led the study on TPP economic impact on Malaysia and was involved in Malaysia's Economic Transformation Programme as Greater KL lab leader. Patrick studied economics at the University of Auckland including post graduate studies on competition economics.

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Tickets

Member (Inclusive 6% GST)
Member Price RM 100
Non-Member (Inclusive of 6% GST)
Standard Price RM 200