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Hong Kong Competition Law Investigation Series – Part 10: Commitments

30 June 2016
Mayer Brown Legal Update

The Hong Kong Competition Commission (the "Commission") may exercise its discretion to settle alleged breaches of the Competition Ordinance (the "Ordinance") by accepting a 'Commitment' from the parties under investigation.

A Commitment requires that the parties concerned take, or refrain from taking, any action that the Commission considers appropriate to address its concerns about a possible contravention of the Ordinance and/or offer appropriate redress to third parties affected by the conduct.

A Commitment can be offered to and accepted by the Commission at any stage of the investigative process, even if proceedings have already commenced. If the Commission accepts a Commitment, it may agree to terminate its investigation or to withdraw proceedings in the Competition Tribunal (the "Tribunal").

In Part 10 of this series, we will look at:

  • Acceptance of a Commitment
  • Withdrawal of a Commitment
  • What to consider when offering a Commitment?
  • Commitments in the context of an Infringement Notice


  • Hannah C. L. Ha
    T +852 2843 4378
  • John M. Hickin
    T +852 2843 2576
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