IT Law Series: Competition Law Issues in the Technology Sector

Stay current on the latest IT law developments with our series of seminars focused on technology, media, and telecommunications law, organised by IPOS International in conjunction with a community of public sector lawyers from Singapore.

Participants can look forward to the sharing of insights and perspectives from a variety of leading practitioners and academics, on areas that include intellectual property, competition law, blockchain, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and data protection.

Programme Overview and Topics

This virtual seminar series aims to provide participants with an overview of some of the latest IT law issues and developments. Every session focuses on a different topic and will be conducted by a variety of leading practitioners and academics in the relevant field, who will deliver presentations and participate in a Q&A discussion with opportunities for participants to pose questions.

Reading materials for each seminar topic, such as seminal court decisions and technology law articles, as well as pre-recorded lectures providing an introduction to technology law, will be made available to participants ahead of each lecture.

Pre-recorded lectures

Participants who sign up for any of the seminars will be given access to the following pre-recorded lectures, which are aimed at providing a broad overview of the world of technology law:

Speaker(s) Topic

Assistant Professor Lim How Khang

Singapore Management University

Digital Computing 101

Mr Yeong Zee Kin

Assistant Chief Executive (Data Innovation & Protection Group), IMDA; Deputy Commissioner, Personal Data Protection Commission

An Introduction to Technology Law 

These are pre-recorded lectures which will be made available (free of charge) to participants of the IT Law series.

Competition Law Issues in the Technology Sector

Synopsis: This lecture provides an overview of competition law issues in the technology sector. This includes issues surrounding the emerging FinTech markets, the regulation of Big Tech platforms, technology transfer agreements, digital rights management, and algorithmic collusion.  

Speaker(s) Topic Singapore Time

Ms Winnie Ching

Senior Director (Legal), Competition & Consumer Commission of Singapore

An Overview of Competition Law Issues in the Technology Sector 2:00pm – 3:00pm (60mins)

Mr Scott Clements

Partner, Allen & Gledhill

How to Assess Market Share in Rapidly Evolving Industries 3:00pm – 3:45pm (45 mins)
Short Break   3:45pm – 4:00pm (15 mins)

Professor Burton Ong

Head (Competition Law Research), EW Barker Centre for Law & Business

Competition Law and the Digital Dominance of Social Media Platforms 4:00pm – 4:45pm (45 mins)

Moderator: Paul McClelland

Head of Legal, IPOS International


All speakers, moderated by Mr Paul McClelland (Head of Legal, IPOS International)

Panel Discussion 4:45pm – 5:15pm (30 mins)

*Subject to change in the event of unforeseen circumstances.


For more course information, view the IT Law Series: Competition Law Issues in the Technology Sector course page.

Event Info
16 Jun, 2022
02:00 pm - 05:15 pm (GMT +8)
Online Live Stream + Self Learning

Panelist Info

Competition & Consumer Commission of Singapore
Ms Winnie Ching
Senior Director (Legal)

Ms. Winnie Ching is the Senior Director (Legal) at the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (“CCCS”). In her role, she is responsible for reviewing decisions of CCCS, supervising CCCS Competition Act investigations and projects, assessing mergers and providing advice on legal and policy matters. Winnie has led or supervised complex cartel investigations, abuse of dominance and merger cases.  She currently co-supervises the Mergers Assessment Unit within CCCS.   

Prior to joining CCCS, she worked at the UK Office of Fair Trading (now the Competition Markets Authority) as an Assistant Director of Litigation where she led the litigation of a number of key competition cases in the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal, UK High Court and Court of Appeal. Winnie has also worked in private practice and at the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission as a Principal Investigator. 

Winnie has a MA with distinction from Kings College London in EC Competition Law and a Bachelor of Law and Economics from Macquarie University, Sydney.

Allen & Gledhill
Mr Scott Clements

Scott is a competition law specialist, and his experience in Singapore spans more than 14 years. He has extensive experience in relation to contentious and non-contentious competition law matters.

Scott was involved in the first set of appeals made to the Competition Appeal Board in respect of a cartel matter and in the appeal of the first ever abuse of dominance case. Scott has also assisted on multiple leniency filings made to the Competition Commission of Singapore (“CCS”), now known as the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (“CCCS”) and assisted clients during dawn raids by the CCCS.

Scott is heavily involved in the economic analysis of competition law matters, holding a degree economics from Victoria University in New Zealand, and a post graduate degree in economics for competition law from Kings College. Scott was previously a senior investigator with the New Zealand Commerce Commission. There, he was involved in leading investigations and analysing competition law and economic issues, particularly in respect of mergers and acquisitions.

Scott is recognised as a leading competition lawyer by Chambers Asia-Pacific, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific and Who’s Who Legal. He was also named as one of Singapore’s 40 most influential lawyers aged 40 and under in 2015, by the Singapore Business Review.

EW Barker Centre for Law & Business
Professor Burton Ong
Head (Competition Law Research)

Dr Burton Ong, LLB (NUS); LLM (Harv); BCL/DPhil (Oxon) is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore (NUS), where he teaches and researches in the fields of competition law, intellectual property, and contract law. He is an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore, as well as an Attorney and Counsellor‐at‐Law in New York State. He is a member of the Ministry of Trade and Industry’s Competition Appeal Board, an IP Adjudicator with the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore and sits on the dispute resolution panel of the Casino Regulatory Authority. He is a Director (Competition Law) at the EW Barker Centre for Law and Business at the National University of Singapore. He is the editor of “The Regionalisation of Competition Law and Policy Within the ASEAN Economic Community” (2018), published by Cambridge University Press.

IPOS International
Mr Paul Mcclelland
Head of Legal

Mr Paul McClelland specialises in intellectual property law and commercial dispute resolution. Before joining IPOS International Pte Ltd, Paul was sole corporate counsel for a well-known Singaporean brand, where he was responsible for a broad range of commercial matters, including worldwide trademark registrations and oppositions, management of external counsel, contract review, and training.

He has experience working in private practice for both Singapore and Scottish law firms. His practice focused on intellectual property and commercial arbitration.

He also taught commercial law, intellectual property and real estate law at a Scottish university.