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Hong Kong Competition Law Investigation Series – Part 5: Formal Investigation

19 May 2016
Mayer Brown Legal Update

At the formal investigation stage, the Hong Kong Competition Commission (the "Commission") has already formed a preliminary opinion that there is reasonable cause to believe a competition law contravention has taken place. Once a formal investigation is commenced, the Commission will be able to invoke powers of investigation to compel persons and businesses to supply information relevant to the investigation.

In Part 5 of this series, we will look at:

  • Your duty to cooperate
  • The limits to the Commission's powers
  • The Commission's investigation powers
  • Confidentiality and self incrimination


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