Mark Jephcott

Senior Consultant, Herbert Smith Freehills (Hong Kong)

Mark is a partner who leads the firm’s Competition practice in Asia. He is an expert in all aspects of competition law in relation to the regimes of the United Kingdom, Europe and many jurisdictions in Asia – in particular, Greater China, Hong Kong and Singapore. 

In addition to many years experience working in private practice, Mark has an in-depth knowledge of regulatory policy from his previous roles at the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal and the European Commission Directorate-General for Competition.

Mark has acted on major multi-jurisdictional mergers, including many requiring clearance from Chinese authorities. He advises clients – particularly in the hospitality, consumer goods and energy sectors – on behavioural issues, and represents them before the European and Asian authorities in relation to cartel and abuse of dominance investigations. 

Mark and his team are at the forefront of new developments in competition law regimes. They were closely involved in consultations on the development of the Hong Kong Competition Commission's draft guidelines on the Hong Kong Competition Ordinance, and provided input during the drafting of the Philippine Competition Bills. 

In 2015, Mark was appointed by the Hong Kong Competition Commission as one of its Non-Governmental Advisers to the International Competition Network, and is also a member of the Executive Council of the Hong Kong Competition Association.

In 2015, Herbert Smith Freehills was named the Anti-trust/Competition Firm of the Year in Hong Kong by the Asian-MENA Counsel, reflecting the expertise of Mark and his team. 

On Oct. 15, 2018, the Hong Kong Competition Commission (Commission) published a decision (Decision) finding that the Code of Banking Practice (Code) is not excluded from the application of the First...
8 November 2018
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