D2E: Competition and Consumer Protection

This 3-hour session is part of the Data and Digital Economy Law Series. The growth of the digital economy, underpinned by markets for data, have necessitated a more nuanced approach to competition regulation. The unique characteristics of the digital economy gives rise to anti-competitive conduct. Data can act as a barrier to entry in the digital economy where existing players in the sector can use data sets in such a way that can result in competitive advantages and stifle competition. The means through which data is collected also raises privacy concerns which itself is an ethically grey area, making the regulation of collecting, storing and transferring of private data an unprecedented challenge.

 

The session will start with telco licensing and regulation followed by competition in this sector specifically looking at the Telecommunications and Media Competition Code. This is followed by general and sectoral competition laws and consumer protection and enforcement. Finally, it will deal with competition law issues specific to the digital economy by looking at recent developments and cases from key jurisdictions.

 

Event Details

2 February 2024, 9.30am - 12.45pm SGT
SAL, Stamford 1 & 2, The Adelphi #08 -08, 1 Coleman Street (S179803)

CPD Points : 3

CS CPD
Past Event
9:30am Telecommunications licensing and regulation
10:00am Competition in media and telecommunications
10.20 am Role of competition law and consumer protection in the digital economy
11.00 am Break
11.15 am Application of general and sectoral competition laws
11.45 pm Ex-ante vs Ex-post competition law enforcement
12.15 pm Competition law issues in digital markets: Recent developments and cases from key jurisdictions study
12.45 pm End

Mr Ken Chia 

Principal, Baker & McKenzie.Wong & Leow 

 

Ken Chia is a member of the Firm's IPTech, Global Trade & Commerce and Competition Practice Groups. He is regularly ranked as a leading ITC and competition lawyer by top legal directories. 

Ken is a regular speaker on data protection laws and is an IAPP Certified International Privacy Professional (FIP, CIPP(A), CIPT, CIPM). 

Ken has advised Singapore governmental agencies on various key programmes including the Next Generation National Broadband Network, the TradeXchange platform and various law reform projects, and supports other national fintech and blockchain initiatives. 

Mr Lim Chong Kin 

Managing Director, Corporate & Finance 

Head, Telecommunications, Media & Technology 

Co-Head, Competition Law & Regulatory Practice 

Co-Head, Data Protection, Privacy & Cybersecurity 

Drew & Napier LLC 

 

 

Lim Chong Kin is the Managing Director of Drew & Napier’s Corporate & Finance Department and heads the Telecommunications, Media and Technology (TMT) Practice. He also co-heads the Data Protection, Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice, and the Competition Law & Regulatory Practice. Chong Kin practises corporate and commercial law with strong emphasis in the areas of TMT, regulatory and competition law. He is also a pioneer in the practice of data protection & cybersecurity laws, where he set up the practice group and was responsible for growing it to become a market leading practice. 

 

Since 1999, he has played a key role in the liberalisation of various strategic industries in Singapore, including the telecommunications, media, and postal markets. He assisted in the development of the licensing/regulatory frameworks and drafting of the sectoral competition laws for these sectors, and continues to routinely advise various sectoral regulators on liberalisation, market access, licensing, competition regulation, merger reviews and enforcement issues, including successfully defending the regulators in Ministerial appeals. 

 

Chong Kin’s client base spans the entire spectrum in the TMT sector, ranging from the telecoms, media, postal and other regulators, to industry players, including global telecommunication carriers, network operators, leading global broadcasters and content providers. 

Dr Corrine Chew 

Co-Head, Competition Law & Regulatory Practice 

Director, Corporate & Finance 

Drew & Napier LLC 

 

Dr Corinne Chew is a Director of Drew & Napier’s Corporate & Finance Department and Co-Head of the Competition Law & Regulatory Practice.  

 

Corinne’s competition law experience extends to all areas of competition law practice, including assisting clients in the filing of merger notifications to the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS), leniency applications and assisting clients with CCCS investigations. Corinne has assisted multi-national and local companies in setting up competition law compliance and audit structures, dawn raid and whistle-blowing programmes and conducting audit checks for companies in a wide range of industries in Singapore and other jurisdictions in the ASEAN region.   

 

Corinne has also assisted in the drafting of sectoral competition codes and guidelines and has advised regulators and industry on sectoral competition codes in the telecommunications, media, energy, aviation, transport and financial services sectors.   

 

Corinne has been recognised by the Asia Pacific Legal 500 as a Leading Individual for Antitrust and Competition, Best Lawyers (Competition/Antitrust Law) and Who’s Who Legal as one of Singapore’s foremost competition practitioners under the age of 45. 

 

SILE Accredited CPD Activity

Number of Public CPD Points: 3.0

Practice Area: Telecommunications, Media & Technology

Training Level: Intermediate 

 

SILE Attendance Policy

Participants who wish to obtain CPD Points must comply strictly with the Attendance Policy set out in the CPD Guidelines. For this activity, participants are reminded to sign in on arrival and sign out at the conclusion of each day of the event in the manner required by the organiser. Participants must not be absent from each day of the event for more than 15 minutes. Participants may obtain 3 Public CPD Points for each day of the event on which they comply strictly with the Attendance Policy. Participants who do not comply with the Attendance Policy on any particular day of the event will not be able to obtain CPD Points for that day. Please refer to www.sileCPDcentre.sg for more information. 

 

L I F T E D by SAL

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