Marcus heads Linklaters’ antitrust and foreign investment practice in Hong Kong SAR. He has a range of experience based on his work in both Europe and Asia, as well being a former in-house lawyer at the Hong Kong Competition Commission. His focus is assisting clients under investigation under the Hong Kong Competition Ordinance and in Asia Pacific merger control and foreign investment advice. Marcus has taken a lead in merger control aspects of Asian and global transactions, including advice on transaction structure, handling Chinese merger filings and the coordination of other global multi-jurisdictional filings. Prior to moving to Asia, Marcus was based in Brussels and worked on a range of global cartel and antitrust matters – including investigations with complex remedy/commitment processes in the EU and China, leniency applications, and multi-national litigation. He has experience of working with clients in several industries, including the financial services, healthcare, IT, telecommunications, food & beverage, and retail sectors. He regularly supports financial sponsors in their investments across the region. Marcus has previously spent time on secondment to the firm’s Beijing and Milan offices.
Hong Kong: “it takes two to collude” – Competition Tribunal rejects first private competition actionLinklaters, Marcus Pollard and Kathleen Gooi, 12 November 2021, Client Alert
Work in progress: Hong Kong’s competition law five years onJournal of European Competition Law & Practice, Marcus Pollard and Kathleen Gooi, September 2020, Volume 11, Issue 7