WASHINGTON – Since a competition ordinance in Hong Kong went into effect at the end of 2015, much has been accomplished, says the Competition Commission’s CEO Brent Snyder. In this interview recorded at the 2018 ABA Spring Antitrust Meeting, this former senior antitrust official at the US Department of Justice shares his thoughts on what makes a competition agency successful.
WASHINGTON – One of Hong Kong’s top competition enforcer says, “If I could transport one aspect of the Hong Kong Competition Commission to the US, it would be the emphasis on advocacy.” Formerly a senior Department of Justice antitrust official during the Obama administration, Brent Snyder is helping Hong Kong create and grow a successful competition agency in his role as its chief executive officer, a position he assumed in September 2017. In this interview, recorded at the 2018 ABA Spring Antitrust Meeting, Snyder discusses how his geographically small jurisdiction leans on advocacy to create a culture of compliance, and shares his secrets to building a competent and thriving antitrust agency.
by Whitney McKnight