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