Code : 2019136
Event Name : Contract Administration Series (1) - Competition Law
CPD Code : Formal Events
Speaker : Mohammed Talib
Senior Associate, Pinsent Masons

Celeste Lo
Solicitor, Pinsent Masons
Event Date : 2019-08-14
Event Time : 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
CPD Hour(s) : 1.5
Venue : Surveyors Learning Centre, Room 1207, 12/F, Wing On Centre, 111 Connaught Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Division : YSG
Organizer : Young Surveyors Group
Fee : HK$150 for members; HK$180 for non-members (HK$30 walk-in surcharge on all prices listed); Free of charge for full time degree student members (subject to availability).
Priority : YSG Members; First-come-first-served
Language : English
Details :

About the Speakers


Mohammed is a Senior Associate with Pinsent Masons. He specialises in the construction and infrastructure sector in Hong Kong and provides mid-project support and advises on disputes on a wide variety of projects, including building and civil engineering projects in Hong Kong and throughout the region. 


Mohammed advises businesses in the construction and infrastructure sector on the Competition Ordinance in Hong Kong. This includes internal compliance policies, entrenching good practice as well as training for front-line staff and for senior management.  He represented a construction industry trade association in discussions with the Competition Commission as well as advised it on internal compliance policies as well as compliance policies for members of the association.


Celeste is a Solicitor with Pinsent Masons.  She specialises in construction and infrastructure disputes, and advises on arbitration proceedings in Hong Kong and Asia-Pacific region.


Celeste recently advised a business in the construction and infrastructure sector on potential violation of the First Conduct Rule and Second Conduct Rule of the Competition Ordinance and how to comply with it. Celeste also handles investigation works, and has dealt with SFC and FCPA investigations, both in Hong Kong and in the PRC.   




The seminar will start with a brief overview of the Competition Ordinance, focusing on the First Conduct Rule (which prohibits agreements between businesses which affect competition in Hong Kong) and the Second Conduct Rule (which prohibits businesses that have a substantial degree of market power from harming competition in Hong Kong).


The seminar will then focus mainly on the Competition Tribunal's recent decisions on the first ever Hong Kong cartel prosecutions in Competition Commission v Nutanix & Ors and Competition Commission v W. Hing Construction Co Ltd & Ors. Understanding these decisions is important for all professional surveyors going forward as they set the standard for what is required by all construction and real estate businesses to comply with the Competition Ordinance.

The seminar will at the end address practical competition compliance in Hong Kong in light of these decisions and their effect on the construction and real estate industries. It will identify common scenarios that may be faced by professional surveyors and identify practical steps that can reduce the risk of contravening the Competition Ordinance.

Payment : HKD 150