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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What Do Employers Need to Know About Competition Law? (Episode 9 - Group Boycotts)
Hannah C. L. Ha,John M. Hickin, February 26, 2015
In the previous episode of this series, Mayer Brown JSM discussed how a non-solicitation agreement between competitors differs from the typical restrictive covenants in an employment contract. Colin, now feeling quite learned, is ready to learn more...

What Do Employers Need to Know about Competition Law? (Episode 7 - Non-Solicitation Agreements)
Hannah C. L. Ha,John M. Hickin, February 26, 2015
In the previous episode of this series, Mayer Brown JSM discussed the implications of sharing sensitive HR information when the Competition Ordinance comes into force. Colin is now puzzled by the potential problems relating to non-solicitation agreements...

At Long Last: Draft Hong Kong Competition Law Guidelines Published
Hannah C. L. Ha,John M. Hickin, October 14, 2014
The Hong Kong Competition Commission (the “Commission”) today published long-awaited draft implementation guidelines (the “Guidelines”) to the Competition Ordinance (Cap. 619) (the “CO”).

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John M. Hickin

10 Chater Road, Central
Hong Kong 

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