Competition Law in ASEAN: Will things change after 2015?

February's Program

The Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) has population of over 600 million and member-nations have committed to introducing respective nation-wide competition policy and law by 2015. With these changes on the horizon, a good understanding of competition law is now essential for anyone doing business in the region.

Dr. Robert Ian McEwin, a prominent regional expert on competition policy, will talk about what is happening in competition law in ASEAN - how the Asean Economic Community means greater competition law (antitrust) enforcement and what it may mean for both small and large businesses. Will you have greater remedies against 'bad conduct' by other companies in Thailand?

Friday February 8, 2013
6:15 PM
A2 ACCESS Resort & Villas
Dr. Robert Ian McEwin, FAICD

Dr. Robert Ian McEwin, FAICD

Dr. McEwin is a Managing Partner at Competition Consultants Asia LLP (offices in Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, and Singapore) and a Visiting Professor in the Law Faculty at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok. He is an internationally recognized expert on antitrust/competition issues.

He was a Reader in Law and the Director of the Centre for Law and Economics at ANU and served as a consultant with the Competition Policy Study Unit of the Ministry of Trade and Industry in Singapore, assisting in drafting the country's competition law. He later served as a Chief Economist to the Competition Commission of Singapore and than as visiting Professor of Law at National University of Singapore. He also drafted most of the Guidelines for the Malaysian Competition Commission and provided advice to Brunei and Laos on competition law

Dr. McEwin is a member of the editorial boards for Asia Pacific Law and Economics Review, Australian Business Law Review, Global Policy International, and Compliance Insider Springer Media Group Ltd, Hong Kong. Dr. McEwin holds a PhD in Economics and an LLB degree (First Class Honours) from Australian National University.

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