International League of Competition Law,

Hong Kong Chapter

We are here to:

  • Alert you to new developments in the competition sector

  • Enable you to identify new challenges in the emerging competition law landscape in Hong Kong and how to address these

  • Give you a forum to ventilate questions  and learn about new legal issues arising from the competition panorama

  • Facilitate networking with thought leaders and academics in the field

About Us


We are the Hong Kong Chapter of the International League of Competition Law (Ligue Internationale du Droit de la Concurrence),

an association established in 1930 and reconstituted in 1950, which focuses on the study of competition law, intellectual property law and unfair competition.  

The LIDC Hong Kong Chapter (LIDC HK) will continue the mission of LIDC by serving as a local platform for fostering discussion and the exchange of views on issues and questions pertaining to competition and intellectual property law. LIDC HK is committed to promoting and contributing to the development of competition law and practice in Hong Kong.

Our members consist of leading lawyers, regulators and academics in competition and intellectual property law. We meet regularly to examine current and substantive issues arising locally in these practice areas, as well as recent international developments and their implications for local jurisprudence and practice in Hong Kong.


LIDC will be holding a web  on Thursday 10 December 2020 from 7 to 8:30 pm on "Antitrust enforcement in relation to online sales"

National competition authorities from around the world will discuss their recent experience of applying antitrust laws to online sales.


As part of this discussion, it will also be considered the extent to which the approach of some authorities has been influenced (or not) by the changes to online sales brought by Covid19.


The Webinar will take the form of a panel discussion by competition authorities’ representatives: 


  • Fabienne Siredey-Garnier, Vice-President, French Competition Authority;

  • Andrea Graber Cardinaux, Vice-Director, Product Markets, Secretariat of the Swiss Competition Commission;

  • Sue Aspinall, Director Antitrust and Cartel Enforcement, UK Competition and Markets Authority;

  • Johan Sahl, Head of the Market Abuse Unit, Swedish Competition Authority;

  • Stephen Ryan, Head of Legal Advisory, Hong Kong Competition Commission; 

  • Other national regulators: to be confirmed.


Christophe Rapin, Partner at Kellerhals Carrard, and Vice-President of the LIDC, will moderate the session. 

There will be no charge for this event.


To register for this event: please register via the LIDC secretariat (


An online link to join the webinar will be circulated via email to all those who have registered. The webinar will be conducted inEnglish.

The next LIDC annual congress will be held in Brussels in 2021. The questions that will be addressed during the Paris Congress will be:

Question A: “Tasks and competences of national competition law authorities in a data driven society.”

Question B: “Influencers, native advertising and the use of AI for marketing - how can it be controlled by law?”


In addition to participating in LIDC events internationally, LIDC HK submits report(s) on questions relating to competition law, intellectual property law or unfair competition. These reports, together with reports submitted by other national or regional chapters, are discussed during the annual congress held by the LIDC, with a view to formulating recommendations to national and international authorities on the issues debated. View the 2018 report here.