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<Asia Competition Association 2016 Annual Conference>

          - Date:  October 29, Saturday, 2016

          - Venue: Main Auditirium, Jeju National University Law School, Jeju, Korea

          - Co-organizers: Asia Competition Association
                                     Korean Academic Society of Industrial Organization
                                     Law & Policy Institute, Jeju National University

          - Program



08:30 – 09:00


09:00 – 09:20

Opening Remarks
Kimitoshi Yabuki, Chairperson, ACA; Yabuki Law Offices, Japan
Chul-kyu Kang, Vice Chair, ACA; Honorary Professor, University of Seoul, Korea
Sung-Keun Oh, Director, The Institute of Law and Policy Jeju National University, Korea Hack-hyun Kim, Vice Chairman, KFTC, Korea

09:20 – 09:30

Photo Session

09:30 – 11:00

Session 1: Enforcers’ Roundtable
Recent developments and prospects of competition policies and enforcement in East Asia

Ji Sang Chang, Professor, Kyoungpook National University, Korea
Shiying Xu, Professor, East China University of Political Science and Law, China

Seok Ho Kim, Standing Commissioner, KFTC, Korea
Handong Zhang, Director-General, Price Supervision and Anti-Monopoly Bureau, NDRC, China
Jiamu Yu, Deputy Director of Investigation Division 1, Anti-monoly Bureau, MOFCOM, China
Kazuo Oya, Senior Planning Officer, International Affairs Division, JFTC, Japan

11:00 – 11:10


11:10 – 12:40

Session 2: Trends in Cartel Regulation
Economic evidence for proving cartels; leniency; and regulation of international cartels

  • In Session 2 panelists shall have a moderated discussion from the outset, without keynote speeches.

Won-Joon Kim, Senior Advisor, Kim & Chang, Korea
Kimitoshi Yabuki, Yabuki Law Offices, Japan

Speakers / Panelists:
Akinori Uesugi, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Japan
Jianmin DAI, Partner, Dacheng, China
Myung-Soo Kang, Professor, Jeju National University Law School, Korea
Jae-Hwan Lee, Partner, Shin & Kim, Korea

12:40 – 14:30

Luncheon Speech
Hoil Yoon, former Chairperson, ACA; Chairman, Yoon & Yang LLC, Korea

14:30 – 16:00

Session 3: Recent Developments in Merger Regulation
Regulation of international mergers using economic analysis

Oh-Seung Kwon, Honorary Professor, Seoul National University, Korea
Jian Wang, Professor, Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, China

Speakers / Panelists:
Zhong Lin, Partner, EY YingMing, China
Jae-Young Kim, Partner, Yoon & Yang, Korea
Kenji Ito, Mori Hamada & Matsumoto, Japan
Ameera Ashraf, Partner, Wong Partnership, Singapore

16:00 – 16:15

Coffee Break

16:15 – 17:45

Session 4: Abuse of Dominance in a Global Context
Global trends in competition regulation of standard essential patents, rebates, and so on

Dave B. Koo , Foreign Legal Consultant,  Kim & Chang, Korea
Shigeyoshi Ezaki, Anderson Mori & Tomotsune, Japan

Shuya Hayashi, Nagoya University Graduate School of Law, Japan
Jong-Woo Kim, Associate Professor, Gangnam University, Korea
Gee-Hong Kim, Partner, Jipyong, Korea
Hao Zhan, Managing Partner, AnJie Law Firm, China

17:45 – 18:00

Closing Remarks

  • Kiljun Park, Councilor, ACA; former Professor, Yonsei University, Korea
  • Jin Sun, Professor, Wuhan University, China

18:30 – 20:00


* All working sessions and conference materials will be served in English and Korean.
* A paid tour around Jeju Island will be arranged on October 30, Sunday,


2nd Annual Global Competition Law Forum in Japan

The ACA cordially invites you to Japan: 2nd Annual Global Competition Law Forum, of which the ACA is a supporting organization. The Forum is a Kluwer Law Conference for In-House Counsel, and the date and venue of the event is as follows.

Thursday 30 June 2016, 9:00am - 5:25pm

Keio Plaza Hotel, Tokyo

The organizers are offering free seats for in-house counsel and senior compliance managers, subject to first come first served and the organizer's discretion and, as a one-time special, those not applicable to the free seat can join at USD450 (normally USD740). This is only available to members from Supporting Organisation.

For more details, please find attached the conference brochure.

5th Annual Global Competition Law Summit

The ACA cordially invites you to Hong Kong : 5th Annual Global Competition Law Summit, of which the ACA is a supporting organization. The main theme, date and venue of the event is as follows.

"The New Hong Kong Ordinance and Effects for Local and International Business's"
Thursday 21 April 2016,
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Harbour Grand Hong Kong

Supporting Organization rate (20% discount) is available for the ACA members.

 For more details, please click here.

GCR Live Singapore: 5th Annual Asia-Pacific Law Leaders Forum

Asia Competition Association and Global Competition Review would like to invite you to attend the 5th Annual Law Leaders Asia-Pacific Conference, taking place on 3-4 of March at Maxwell Chambers, Singapore.

The two-day event, which is to be co-chaired by Susan Ning, King & Wood Mallesons, and Chong Kin Lim, Drew & Napier, will include leading enforcers, private practitioners, academics and corporate counsel to discuss topics at the forefront of antitrust law.


  • ASEAN Roundtable - Featuring regulators and private practice commentators 
  • North Asia Roundtable - Featuring regulators and commentators
  • Mergers 
  • Economics: A hot tub on hot tubbing
  • International cartel enforcement: Australia, Singapore, Japan, China
  • IP & Antitrust
  • GCR Live Oxford Union-style debate: "This house believes that regulation of information exchange has no place in sound competition policy."

Please find attached the brochure of the event.

As a member of the ACA, you are entitled to the discounted rate of £750. To register at the ACA discounted rate, please click here.

If you have any questions about the conference please contact Sophie Guest at