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  • CCCS flagship conference spotlights competition issues in the digital sector

The five-part webinar series explores the implications of the digital economy issues on competition law and policy in Singapore and Southeast Asia.


This update was published on 13 April 2021, as part of our quarterly newsletter, Asia Pacific Competition Highlights. Click here to access the full report, which covers the most notable antitrust developments across 10 Asia Pacific jurisdictions.

CCCS flagship conference spotlights competition issues in the digital sector

The five-part webinar series explore the implications of the digital economy issues on competition law and policy in Singapore and Southeast Asia.

The Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (“CCCS”) has partnered with the Singapore Academy of Law to host a 5-part webinar series on key developments and emerging trends in competition law and policy in Singapore, from 3 March 2021 to 31 March 2021. The webinar series featured renowned and distinguished speakers, such as local and international competition academics, competition law practitioners, businesses and regulators.

In light of the COVID-19-driven digitalisation of businesses, the webinar series focused on competition issues relating to digital platforms, data, consumer protection, merger in the digital sector and remedies, market definition issues in a digital economy, and compliance and enforcement issues relating to the digital sector.

Based on the panel discussions, it is clear that the CCCS is alive to the challenges to competition enforcement in this digital age. The CCCS has also been keeping close tabs on competition law and policy developments overseas (e.g. EU, UK and Australia), especially in relation to such developments within the digital sector. Accordingly, businesses operating in the digital sector should keep pace with the competition developments in both Singapore and abroad.

For more information, please refer to the Singapore Academy of Law’s website (see here).

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Author

Hari is a principal in the Competition & Antitrust Practice Group at Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow. His practice covers competition law and regulation-related advisory work in Singapore and the Southeast Asia region. Hari was the Director of the Enforcement Division at the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore ("CCCS"), where he supervised the CCCS’s Intelligence Unit and IT Forensics Taskforce, in addition to the supervision of case teams on various investigations, mergers and notifications. He was also responsible for managing leniency applications made to the CCCS, overseeing the secret complainant and reward schemes, planning and executing dawn raids, and recording investigative statements of persons under investigations. Hari led teams involved in defending appeals brought against the CCCS’s decisions before the Competition Appeals Board. Prior to joining the Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow, Hari completed stints in private practice and as a Justices' Law Clerk with the Singapore Legal Service.