Marc Waha is an antitrust, competition and regulatory lawyer, based in our Hong Kong and Tokyo offices. He also spends a considerable amount of time in Europe, representing Asian clients before competition authorities.
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, including in Asia. He has represented clients active in various industrial sectors, including advertising, life sciences, television broadcasting, transport and logistics, software and online services, telecommunications services and equipment, financial services, petrochemicals, mining, metals, oil and gas, food and other consumer goods. His merger experience includes multijurisdictional filings (including for conditional approvals in China) for multi-billion dollar transactions in diverse sectors including life sciences, financial services, energy, petrochemicals, metals, transport and food. His cartel work experience spans the air transport, automotive, food, elevator, beverage, IT, plasterboard, and chemicals industries. He has also worked on a number of competition matters in Europe and Asia involving alleged abuses of dominant position, cartel-like behaviour and state aid, assisting defendants involved in multijurisdictional litigation and representing defendants before the European and national authorities as well as before the General Court of the EU. In Hong Kong, Marc and our competition team assisted a television broadcaster in relation to the leading competition law case (Television Broadcasts Limited v Communications Authority ) and are involved in the first court case brought by the Competition Commission under the Competition Ordinance.
Marc is the author of the Hong Kong Competition Law Handbook (Butterworths, 2015). He also regularly publishes and speaks at conferences on competition law issues of relevance to Asia. Marc and our 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 Chambers' Global Guide to the World's Best Lawyers, Chambers' Asia-Pacific's Leading Lawyers for Business (where he is ranked #1 for competition law in China), Euromoney's Guide to leading lawyers, the Guide to the World's Leading Competition and Antitrust Lawyers, PLC's Which Lawyer?, Asialaw's Leading Lawyers, and The International Who's Who of Competition Lawyers & Economists.