The Competition Commission (Commission) is an independent statutory body tasked with enforcing competition law in Hong Kong. The Commission is committed to promoting a competitive environment in Hong Kong that is conducive to free flow of trade, efficiency, and innovation that brings more choices and...

The Competition Commission (Commission) is an independent statutory body tasked with enforcing competition law in Hong Kong. The Commission is committed to promoting a competitive environment in Hong Kong that is conducive to free flow of trade, efficiency, and innovation that brings more choices and better quality and prices of goods and services to consumers.

The Commission is established under the Competition Ordinance (Cap.619) (Ordinance), which was enacted in June 2012. Since the full commencement of the Ordinance, the Commission has been active in handling a significant volume of complaints and inquiries, investigating anti-competitive conduct, and resolving alleged contraventions by bringing legal proceedings before the Competition Tribunal (Tribunal) and other administrative methods. The other functions of the Commission include handling applications relating to exclusions and exemptions, advising the Government on competition matters, carrying out market studies, and conducting public education and advocacy programmes.

The Commission is a rewarding, stimulating and dynamic place to work. We are looking for a competition lawyer or economist with experience at a competition enforcement agency to join the Operations Division on a temporary consultancy basis.

Senior Advisor - Consultant (Operations)

Job level Senior
Work exp Minimum 7 Years
Education Master Degree
Language Chinese - Cantonese, English
Location
Wanchai
Employment type Temporary
Industry Government / Civil Services / Public Sector / Public Utilities
Job function Legal / Professional Services > Business Consultancy
Legal / Professional Services > Legal & Compliance
Published On 04/04/2019

Position Ref. : Senior Advisor - Consultant (Operations) - CP/C-SAC_20190404

Period of Consultancy : 6 months (The contract may be extended up to a total of 12 months depending on operational needs and assessment of performance.)

Eligibility :
The Consultant should:

  • Have a master’s degree in law or economics;
  • Have least 7 years of work experience, including at least 5 years of experience in the field of competition law enforcement;
  • Have experience at a competition enforcement agency, having dealt with the assessment of effects in behavioral cases or with merger review.
  • Be fluent in English (written and verbal), Chinese Language skills would be an advantage but not essential;
  • Have strong analytical, presentation and project management skills;
  • Have solid interpersonal skills; and
  • Be a team player.

Scope of Work :
The selected Consultant will support the Operations Division of the Commission on a full-time basis, reporting directly to Executive Director (Operations).
Main responsibilities of the Consultant will include providing guidance, assistance and training to case teams in all aspects of the Commission’s investigations and enforcement policy, primarily in relation to matters including:

  • ‘Effects’/’rule of reason’ assessment of coordinated conduct (vertical and horizontal),
  • Abuse of substantial degree of market power.

Remuneration :

The Consultant will be paid an all-inclusive monthly fee of not less than HK$85,000, depending on qualifications and experience.

Application Method

Interested applicants should send motivation letter, resume, expected monthly remuneration and date of availability, to the Commission either by clicking , or by post to -

Executive Director (Operations)
Competition Commission
Room 3601, 36/F
Wu Chung House
213 Queen’s Road East
Wanchai, Hong Kong


The closing date for applications is 3 May 2019.

 

Notes

The engagement of the Consultant will be purely on a contract basis. Nothing in the engagement shall constitute a contract of employment between the Commission and the appointee.

Candidates who are selected for interview will normally receive an invitation in about 6 to 8 weeks from the closing date.

All applications will be handled in strict confidence. Personal data collected from applicants will only be used for selection purposes and will not be transferred to any third party. Personal data of unsuccessful applicants will be destroyed within 12 months from completion of the engagement process.

Pursuant to the terms of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance, a person who provides personal data to the Commission has the right to request access to and the correction of their personal data held by the Commission. Requests for access to or the correction of personal data should be made in accordance with the Commission’s Privacy Policy available on the Commission’s website at www.compcomm.hk.