Marc Waha is an antitrust, competition and regulatory lawyer based primarily in Hong Kong. He also spends a considerable amount of time in Europe.
Marc advises international companies on emerging antitrust regimes in East Asia, and Asian companies on global competition compliance issues, multi-jurisdictional merger filings and international cartel investigations. He has represented US, European and Asian clients active in a number of industrial sectors, including advertising, television broadcasting, postal services, transport, software and online services, telecommunications services and equipment, banking and insurance, petrochemicals, mining, energy, food and other consumer goods. Marc’s cartel work experience spans the air transport, automotive, food, elevator, beverage, plasterboard, and chemicals industries. He has also worked on a number of competition matters in Europe involving alleged abuses of dominant position, cartel-like behaviour and state aid, representing defendants before the European and national regulators as well as before the General Court of the EU.
Marc regularly publishes and speaks at conferences on competition law issues of relevance to Asia. Marc and his team have been involved in training programmes for Asian competition regulators. Several legal guides rank our Asia Competition Team as a top tier competition practice and Marc as a leading lawyer, including Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Competition and Antitrust Lawyers, International Law Office’s Client Choice Awards, PLC’s Which Lawyer? and The International Who’s Who of Competition Lawyers & Economists.
A representative selection of recent publications and presentations includes:
- Enforcement priorities in Hong Kong: leniency and cartel detection, Remarks before the 8th Asia Competition Forum Conference, Hong Kong, China (December 2012)
- Competition in the Hong Kong broadcasting sector, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Communications Workshop, Hong Kong, China (November 2012)
- Competition law compliance for Asian companies selling abroad, Association of Corporate Counsel, Singapore (October 2012)
- The Hong Kong Competition Ordinance - A practitioner’s perspective, Chinese University of Hong Kong Competition Law Symposium, Hong Kong, China (October 2012)
- Abuse of market power: a comparative reading of the Hong Kong Competition Ordinance, Kluwer Competition Law Conference 2012: Global Updates and New Development in Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China (October 2012)
- Ordonnance sur la concurrence à Hong Kong: risques et opportunités pour les entreprises françaises et européennes, Option Droit et Affaires, October 2012 issue [co-authored with Julienne Chang]
- Hong Kong adopte une loi sur la concurrence, Le Monde du droit, September 2012 issue [co-authored with Julienne Chang]
- The Hong Kong Legislative Council introduces a cross-sector competition law regime, e-Competitions, August 2012 issue [co-authored with Julienne Chang]
- Reform in Hong Kong, A new cross-sector competition law has been introduced, Competition Law Insight, July 2012 issue [co-authored with Maxime Vanhollebeke]
- A competition law for Hong Kong, Competition Policy International, July 2012 issue [co-authored with Julienne Chang];
- Defending Asian companies in global cartel investigations, GCR's Antitrust Law Leaders’ Forum 2012, Singapore (March 2012); and
- China adds muscle to its merger enforcement powers, in China Law and Practice, February 2012 issue [co-authored with Maxime Vanhollebeke].