Competition Law

The Competition Law Committee

IPBA's Competition Law Committee provides a platform for the exchange of information regarding competition laws in jurisdictions on the Pacific Rim. Those jurisdictions include very old established antitrust regimes, such as those of the United States and Canada, well developed competition laws in the Asia-Pacific Region, such as those of Japan, Australia, South Korea and Taiwan, and important new laws, such as those of China, India, Hong Kong, and several ASEAN countries.

Our Mission

The Competition Law Committee’s mission is to support the open and collegial discussion of competition law developments particularly as they relate to Asian jurisdictions and to encourage networking within the competition law bar.  The CLC aims to support the growth of IPBA membership by developing annual programming that continues to draw competition law practitioners to the IPBA annual conferences.

Join The Committee

The Committee has grown quickly during recent years, a reflection of the recent adoption of competition laws and increased enforcement of existing laws throughout the Asia-Pacific region. We welcome new members who are willing to contribute their time and talent to improve our programs, publications and other activities. If you are interested in becoming more involved in the Committee's activities, please contact the Chair or any of the Vice-Chairs.

Kuala Lumpur 2016

The Competition Law Committee’s (“CLC”) April, 2016 program at Kuala Lumpur featured an exciting new roundtable format. 
There were six topics of discussion: 

  • (i) Dawn Raids (led by HyunAh Kim of Shin & Kim);
  • (ii) Leniency Applications (led by Janet Hui of Jun He); 
  • (iii)  Cartel Sanctions and their Effectiveness (led by Anand Raj of Shearn & Delamore); 
  • (iv) Procedural Fairness and Due Process (led by Atsushi Yamada of Anderson Mori & Tomotsune); 
  • (v) Mandatory Supply Remedies (led by Christian Wind of Bratschi Wiederkehr & Buob) and;*
  • (vi) Merger Control and Cartel Risk Assessment for Joint Ventures and other Mergers (led by Kala Anandarajah of Rajah & Tann).  

Each topic generated consideration thoughtful and insightful discussion by session attendees.  Steve Harris of Winston & Strawn and Shawn Neylan of Stikeman Elliott acted as moderators.



Anand Raj

Shearn Delamore & Co.
7th Floor, Wisma Hamzah-Kwong HingNo.1, Leboh Ampang
Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 603 2027 2828
 603 2070 4445

Atsushi Yamada

Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
Otemachi Park Building, 1-1-1 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan




Manas Kumar Chaudhuri

Khaitan & Co LLP
Max Towers 7th & 8th Floors Sector 16B, NOIDA
NOIDA, Uttar Pradesh, India


Eva Cole

Winston & Strawn
200 Park Ave.
New York, NY, United States

 1-212 294 4609

Andrew Matthews

Principal Matthews Law
P.O Box 2579 Shortland St
Auckland, Auckland Central, New Zealand

 64 9 972 3754

Anthony Baldanza

Fasken Martineau
333 Bay Street, Suite 2400Bay Adelaide Centre, Box 20
Toronto, ON, ON, Canada


Sung Man Kim

Lee & Ko
Hanjin Building
63 Namdaemun-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul 04532, Korea
Seoul, Korea, Republic of