Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) Seminar

December 06, 2019

In partnership with the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) and the World Bank Group, the Ateneo Law School, through the Fr. Joaquin G. Bernas, S.J. Institute for Continuing Legal Education, hosted last December 4, a Seminar for Compliance Officers on the Rule on Administrative Search and Inspection under the Philippine Competition Act (the “PCC Search and Inspection Rules”).

The need for such a seminar was prompted by the need to inform stakeholders of the content of, and intent behind the PCC Search and Inspection Rules, which became effective on November 16, 2019.  PCC Commissioner Amabelle C. Asuncion was the prime mover of this project.

The first speaker was Mr. Guy Timothy Launder who shared his experience enforcing the Australian counterpart of the search and inspection orders under the PCC Search and Inspection Rules.


Guy Timothy Launder

Mr. Launder was followed by Supreme Court Associate Justice Ramon Paul L. Hernando, a former member of the Ateneo Law School faculty, who presented the salient features of the PCC Search and Inspection Rules.  Justice Hernando was a member of the Technical Working Group that had drafted those regulations.


Supreme Court Associate Justice Ramon Paul L. Hernando


PCC Commissioner Amabelle C. Asuncion


Participants of the seminar pose for a picture.

In her Closing Remarks, Commissioner Asuncion assured the audience, mostly lawyers, that the PCC would always be judicious in the exercise of any authority under the PCC Search and Inspection Rules and called for consistent compliance with competition laws as the most effective deterrent to any application by the PCC of  search and inspection orders under the PCC Search and Inspection Rules.    

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  • Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) Seminar
    Friday, December 06, 2019

    In partnership with the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) and the World Bank Group, the Ateneo Law School, through the Fr. Joaquin G. Bernas, S.J. Institute for Continuing Legal Education, hosted last December 4, a Seminar for Compliance Officers on the Rule on Administrative Search and Inspection under the Philippine Competition Act (the “PCC Search and Inspection Rules”).

    The need for such a seminar was prompted by the need to inform stakeholders of the content of, and intent behind the PCC Search and Inspection Rules, which became effective on November 16, 2019.  PCC Commissioner Amabelle C. Asuncion was the prime mover of this project.

    The first speaker was Mr. Guy Timothy Launder who shared his experience enforcing the Australian counterpart of the search and inspection orders under the PCC Search and Inspection Rules.


    Guy Timothy Launder

    Mr. Launder was followed by Supreme Court Associate Justice Ramon Paul L. Hernando, a former member of the Ateneo Law School faculty, who presented the salient features of the PCC Search and Inspection Rules.  Justice Hernando was a member of the Technical Working Group that had drafted those regulations.


    Supreme Court Associate Justice Ramon Paul L. Hernando


    PCC Commissioner Amabelle C. Asuncion


    Participants of the seminar pose for a picture.

    In her Closing Remarks, Commissioner Asuncion assured the audience, mostly lawyers, that the PCC would always be judicious in the exercise of any authority under the PCC Search and Inspection Rules and called for consistent compliance with competition laws as the most effective deterrent to any application by the PCC of  search and inspection orders under the PCC Search and Inspection Rules.