The Asia-Pacific Antitrust Review 2016

Hong Kong: Dominance

A new economy-wide competition law Hong Kong’s Competition Ordinance (Cap 619) (CO) took full effect on 14 December 2015. It is the first competition law that applies to all sectors of the economy in Hong Kong. Section 21 of the CO provides that an undertaking that has a ‘substantial degree of market power’ (SDMP) is prohibited from abusing that power by engaging in conduct that has as its object or effect the prevention, restriction or distortion of competition in Hong Kong. This prohibition is referred to as the Second Conduct Rule.

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