John M. Hickin: Lawyer with Mayer Brown JSM

John M. Hickin

Phone+852 2843 2576

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Practice Areas

  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Banking & Finance Litigation
  • Tax
  • Contentious Insolvency
  • Electronic Discovery & Information Governance
  • International Arbitration
Contact InfoTelephone: +852 2843 2576
Fax: +852 2103 5169
EducationThe University of Newcastle (B.A.); University of Birmingham (C.P.E.)
Admitted1995, England and Wales; 1998, Hong Kong


Member, British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong

Chairman, British Chamber of Commerce in Hanoi (2002-2004)

Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators


John has been a partner of Mayer Brown JSM since 2005. He has extensive experience of dispute resolution (including arbitration and mediation) in banking and commercial matters in Hong Kong. He advises on regulatory matters including SFC investigations, domestic tribunals and administrative law remedies, including judicial review. John has been named a leading dispute resolution lawyer by Asia Law & Practice.

John is co-head of the firm's Competition Law Group in Asia, which was ranked by Chambers Asia 2011 as one of only five top tier international practice teams for China/Hong Kong antitrust. He was involved in the consultation with the HKSAR Government regarding the region's cross-sector Competition Bill and now advises a number of clients regarding compliance activities following the introduction of the new law. Chambers Asia has recognised John's work in this practice area in their 2012 rankings for China/Hong Kong antitrust lawyers.


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2015 - The Year of Competition in Hong Kong
Hannah C. L. Ha,John M. Hickin, April 14, 2015
As we step into the Year of the Goat, businesses in Hong Kong are gearing up for the impending enforcement of the Competition Ordinance (Cap.619) (Ordinance), with the Competition Commission (Commission) having indicated the Ordinance is likely to come into operation by the end of 2015.

Results Are In: Year of the Horse Ends with a Record Fine of USD 975 Million for Qualcomm
Hannah C. L. Ha,John M. Hickin, April 14, 2015
On 10 February 2015, China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) announced that it was imposing fines of RMB 6.088 billion (approximately USD 975 million) on Qualcomm for abusing its dominant position in the CDMA, WCDMA and LTE wireless communication standard essential patents...

Headline Points: Revised Implementation Guidelines to the Competition Ordinance
Hannah C. L. Ha,John M. Hickin, April 13, 2015
Yesterday the Hong Kong Competition Commission (Commission) published revised implementation guidelines (revised Guidelines) to the Competition Ordinance (Cap. 619) (CO). In revising the Guidelines the Commission considered 64 submissions from a range of organisations commenting on the previous...

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John M. Hickin

10 Chater Road, Central
Hong Kong 

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