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Hong Kong: Eversheds preps for new competition law with latest promotion

 |  December 1, 2014

Eversheds has announced a new partner to boost the firm’s competition practice in Hong Kong as it prepares for the implementation of new competition laws.

The firm announced Monday that competition partner Adam Ferguson has been brought on to the firm’s Asian operations. He is relocating from his position in EU competition matters including cartel, dominance investigations, market investigations and merger control.

In the announcement, Eversheds say Ferguson “will play a central part in the firm’s competition practice, advising new and existing clients on best practice and avoiding falling foul of the law.” The firm notes that the promotion is especially importing due to the Hong Kong Competition Commission’s recent release of draft guidelines for the enforcement of the new Competition Ordinance, which is set for implementation sometime next year.

”With a new Hong Kong competition law regime on the horizon and authorities else where in Asia ramping up enforcement, there is a real desire among corporate clients in the region to understand how the rules will apply to their business,” Ferguson said.

His appointment was announced in conjunction with the additional promotion of Stephen Hopkins, Head of Global Client Development, as partner in the Asia office.

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