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
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.
The next LIDC annual congress will be held in Paris from 7 to 10 November 2019. The questions that will be addressed during the Paris Congress will be:
Question A: “To what extent should competition law be concerned with differences in prices, terms and conditions, or quality offered by suppliers to different purchasers”
Question B: “Should there be legal restrictions on the ability of persons who claim, without sufficient justification, to hold IP rights that have been infringed to bring, or to threaten to bring, legal proceedings based on such claims against their competitors or others?”
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.