One of the main purposes of the Greater Bay Area (GBA) initiative is to foster a globally competitive business environment. This endeavour would require a solid competition law system that ensures a level playing field and protects the efficiency of markets. However, the current antitrust legal landscape is both fragmented and uneven. To address this, a Competition Policy Committee has been set up and a competition policy development plan for the area has been drafted. In this seminar, the speakers will explore the current legal framework for competition law in the GBA and the challenges ahead, and will propose ways to develop a common competition policy that serves to promote economic integration in the area.
About the Speaker:
Alexandr Svetlicinii is Associate Professor of Law at the University of Macau, where he also serves as Programme Coordinator for the Master of International Business Law in English Language and Academic Staff Advisor at the Centre for Teaching and Learning Enhancement. His focus research areas are in the fields of competition law and international economic law, including commercial dispute settlement. Prof. Svetlicinii currently serves as co-director of the South East Europe chapter of the Academic Society for Competition Law (ASCOLA).
Sandra Marco Colino is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, specialising in competition law, merger control, law and economics, law and technology, business law and EU law. She is the Director of the Competition Law Summer Schools at the College of Europe in Bruges, and a member of the Academic Board of Dictum law firm. Prior to moving to Hong Kong, she was a Lecturer at the University of Glasgow. In 2007 she was awarded a PhD from the European University Institute (Florence). She also holds an LLM from the University Carlos III (Madrid). She is the author of the textbook Competition Law of the EU and UK (Oxford University Press), and of the monograph Vertical Agreements and Competition Law (Hart). Her awards include an Academic Excellence Award (Global Competition Review 2020), a Young Researcher Award (2021), an Award for High-Impact in Legal Scholarship (CUHK, 2020), an Antitrust Writing Award (Concurrences 2018) and a Teaching Excellence Award (CUHK 2017).
The Law Society of Hong Kong has awarded this seminar 1 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) point.