ACLEC Newsletter 9th Issue >> details
Public Seminar - Competition Law for Small, Open Market Economies >> details
In the last decade, many East Asian countries have adopted or substantially strengthened their competition laws and have promoted pro-competition policies. Responding to this trend, Professor Mark Williams, in collaboration with a number of academic colleagues from the Asian region and beyond, established the Asian Competition Forum in 2005.
The ACF has rapidly developed into the premier hub for bringing together law and economics academics interested in competition and regulatory laws, government officials who have to administer national regimes and implement competition policies, practicing and corporate counsel as well as representatives from enterprises to facilitate an exchange of ideas on competition related topics.
In 2008, with the implementation of the Chinese Anti-Monopoly Law and with Hong Kong now committed to introduce a general competition statute, the time is ripe to move forward to substantially enhance competition capacity in the region.
Hong Kong Polytechnic University, in collaboration with distinguished partner institutions and notable competition law and economics experts from around the globe, has established ACLEC to promote world class teaching, research, training and consultancy in competition policy, law and economics issues.
ACLEC will continue to engage with new partners to further enhance competition capacity building in the Asian region, provide students, governments’ and public institutions, enterprises and professionals with advice and solutions to their academic and training needs.
ACLEC will, as an indispensable part of its mission, undertake interdisciplinary academic research projects to create new knowledge and to advance the understanding of competition- related subjects in the Asian region and beyond.