The newly appointed CEO of the Competition Commission, who formerly served as Assistant Attorney General for Criminal Enforcement in the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice, will share his thoughts on the Competition Commission’s priorities for 2018.

AmCham is pleased to host Brent Snyder, who was appointed in September 2017 as the CEO of Competition Commission, to share his insight on the enforcement of Hong Kong’s Competition Ordinance to date, as well as the Competition Commission’s priorities for 2018. The Competition Ordinance came into force in December 2015; to date the Commission has launched a number of investigations and brought two cases before the Competition Tribunal. Mr. Snyder is now taking the helm, bringing a depth of experience in antitrust enforcement in the United States to the Hong Kong Commission. Please join us to learn more about Mr. Snyder’s views on the areas of focus for the Commission in the coming year.

Following his presentation, there will be a fireside chat moderated by Clara Ingen-Housz, AmCham Board of Governor, for a more in-depth discussion with Mr. Snyder.

First 15-20 minutes is for networking
Sandwiches and beverages included
Please note that this event is closed to media

Hosted by the Law Committee


  • Brent Snyder (Chief Executive Officer at Hong Kong Competition Commission)

    Brent Snyder

    Chief Executive Officer at Hong Kong Competition Commission

    Mr. Brent Snyder was appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer of the Competition Commission (Commission) in September 2017.

    Prior to joining the Commission, Mr. Snyder served in the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice from 2003 until 2017, first as a Trial Attorney prosecuting Division criminal matters, and as Deputy Assistant Attorney General (DAAG) since 2013 until 2017. In his capacity as DAAG, Mr. Snyder headed the criminal enforcement function overseeing enforcement, prosecutions, leniency and other policy work. Between January and April 2017, he served as Acting Assistant Attorney General leading the Antitrust Division. Prior to joining the government, Mr. Snyder practiced law at Paul Hastings in Los Angeles and Perkins Coie in Seattle where he was a Partner.

    Mr. Snyder played a key role in some of the Antitrust Division's most important investigations and trials in recent years, including thin-film transistor liquid crystal display panels, coastal water freight and air transportation. Mr. Snyder has twice received the Attorney General's Award for Distinguished Service and he has been awarded an Antitrust Division Award of Distinction. He was also named a California Attorney of the Year in 2013.

    Mr. Snyder received his law degree from the University of Texas. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Seattle Pacific University, where he graduated magna cum laude.

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  • Clara Ingen-Housz (Partner at Linklaters)

    Clara Ingen-Housz

    Partner at Linklaters


    Clara Ingen-Housz, Competition/Antitrust Partner, Hong Kong. A partner based in Hong Kong, Clara leads Linklaters’ Asia competition and antitrust law practice. She advises multinational companies on Asian competition law issues, and Asian companies on global antitrust matters. Her experience spans three continents, including working at the European Commission as a member of the Competition Department of the Legal Service; practicing for close to 10 years in New York at top tier law firms; and developing since 2010 in Asia a strong regional competition practice with specific expertise in China and Hong Kong.

    Clara is a Harvard Law School and a Paris University graduate. She is admitted to practice in New York, Paris and Hong Kong.

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Member Price HKD 300
Standard Price HKD 450

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