This is a ½ day virtual learning programme. Upon successful registration and payment, registrants will be sent a web link and access details of the workshop.
Heard of the Chicken cartel where record fines of close to S$27 million were imposed for price-fixing and non-compete agreements on 13 fresh chicken distributors, all of whom are SMEs? How about the voluntary commitments provided by several lift companies to sell their branded lift spare parts to third-party lift maintenance contractors to ensure a more competitive after-market for the maintenance and servicing of lifts?Or the high-profile Grab-Uber merger last year where the two ride-hailing giants were fined and forced to remove all exclusivity arrangements, even after the merger had been completed?
All these are cases where the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS) had reviewed and found problems with. What are the issues that are investigated by the CCCS? Why are such high fines required to be paid? Does the CCCS have power to require amendments to your business practice?
Competition Law applies to everyday businesses, where there is sharing of confidential information, price fixing, rigging tenders, market sharing, imposing exclusivity relationships, the offering of loyalty discounts, and more. This law applies to all types of businesses, whether big or small, including SMEs. If you are one of those SMEs who think that you will never cross paths with competition law, you cannot be further away from the truth.
This workshop takes a very practical approach with many real examples to discuss the key elements of competition law, how and when it applies to your business, what to consider before you enter into a partnership with other companies (such as a joint venture), how you should market your services, what discussions you can have with your competitors, suppliers and customers, and what type of discounts and rebates you can offer to build loyalty (if even possible).
Discussions Topics :
1. What is competition law - how does it apply to you and your business in Singapore and the region?
2. What are anti-competitive agreements - when are they found to be in violation of the law? Will mere exchange of information be considered anti-competitive?
3. What is being dominant and an abuse of dominance - when can discounts, rebates and other forms of inducements be provided to do business?
4. When must a merger, a joint venture or other acquisitions be notified to the CCCS?
5. What triggers an investigation - how is enforcement undertaken by the CCCS?
6. Pleading leniency - when is this to be done and what are the risks?
Learners will get to understand how competition law works in the real business world and how it could be used to maximise opportunities and minimise risks associated with their business.
Who Should Attend
Marketers, business owners and executives who are responsible for business results in order to remain as a strong competitor in the industry they are operating in.
Kala Anandarajah, PBM
Head (Competition & Antitrust and Trade), Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP
Described as “super switched-on” by Who’s Who Legal 2018, and one with “very wide vision” by Chambers Asia Pacific 2017. Asian Legal Business – SEA Law Awards Nominee 2017. Commended External Counsel of the Year 2016 by the Inhouse Community. Awarded Best Lawyer in Competition & Antitrust in Singapore by Best Lawyers 2015. Cited as Top 100 Women in Antitrust in the World by the Global Competition Review 2013. Winner of Euromoney Legal Media Group Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2014 AND 2015.
Kala heads the Competition & Antitrust and Trade Practice and leads the Corporate Governance Practice. On Employment Law, described as “responsive, helpful and commercial” by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Kala advises a number of multinational corporations on a regular basis in relation to their employment concerns, including employment agreements, executive compensation benefits payable, including options of differing forms such as ESOPs and LTIPs, termination and termination benefits, non-compete, restraints, implementing and reviewing employment handbooks and manuals, employment transfer issues, whistleblowing policies and implementation and more. Her team also coordinates employment law advice across the region for clients frequently. Kala has been cited as a leading Employment & Labour lawyer by international peer review legal ranking journals.
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