Date: Thursday 10 November 2016
Time: 18:30 – 20:00 (Registration starts at 18:15)
Venue: Room 3707, Hopewell Centre, 183 Queen’s Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Fee: ;$180 (RICS member / APC trainee); $250 (non-member)
CPD hour: 1.5 hours
Capacity: 80 (first-come, first-served)
Mr Stephen Ryan, Legal Counsel, Competition Commission
There is always a risk of bid-rigging cartels for markets that use the tendering process. Issues around bid-rigging of Hong Kong’s building renovation and maintenance for residential buildings have sparked serious concerns from various communities in recent years.
Under the Competition Ordinance, the Competition Commission is able to extend full powers to fighting bid-rigging by working closely with law enforcement agencies and other public bodies for a coordinated and effective approach to ensure a fair market. The Commission is also committed to raising awareness of bid-rigging in Hong Kong through various advocacy initiatives.
This seminar highlights the common types of bid-rigging, what can be done for suspected cases, and how to minimise the risk associated with bid-rigging through a strengthened tendering process.
About the speaker
Stephen Ryan is a Legal Counsel at the Competition Commission. Since June 2014, he has been involved with the preparation of the Competition Ordinance for its full entry into force in December 2015 and continues to participate in projects dealing with Commission matters. Prior to joining the Commission, Stephen worked in Brussels, London and Hong Kong for a major international law firm specialising in competition law where he advised his clients in Europe and Asia on a number of complex unilateral conduct and merger control mandates. Stephen graduated from Trinity College Dublin with an undergraduate degree in Law and French. He also holds a Master’s degree in European Legal Studies from the College of Europe, Bruges. Stephen is an admitted solicitor in England and Wales.
Deadline for registration: Tuesday 8 November 2016, 6pm
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