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Allen & Gledhill LLP

Competition/Antitrust

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What the team is known for

Allen & Gledhill has a leading team covering the full spectrum of competition matters, including merger filings and cartel cases with the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS). The practice is renowned for its integrated economics team headed by chief economist Elsa Chen. Particularly adept at handling cross-border matters. Represents domestic and international clients in a range of sectors, including TMT, finance, healthcare and real estate. Works closely with leading European competition law firms.

Strengths

"They have been excellent counsellors in anticipating the CCCS issues," reports one client in praise of Allen & Gledhill's familiarity with the authorities.

Another client commends the team for being "particularly effective in coordinating competition matters across South-East Asia."

Work highlights

Allen & Gledhill acted as competition law counsel for the London Stock Exchange Group regarding its USD27 billion acquisition of Refinitiv.

Notable practitioners

Daren Shiau is a market-leading figure with many years of specialist experience in competition law matters. "Daren is very analytical and has very keen insight," enthuses one admiring source who is also deeply impressed by the fact that "he knows the authorities inside and out."

Scott Clements is a Singapore-qualified competition law specialist whose practice focuses on merger control filings, and has extensive expertise in cross-border M&A. One market source reports that he "gives good advice which tries to be commercial and practical."

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Overview

Our Competition & Antitrust Practice is one of the largest and most established in Singapore. A unique feature of our team is that our members practise antitrust law full-time. They include competition lawyers, competition economists and former officers of the Competition Commission of Singapore (CCS), now known as the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS). Since its inception, our Practice has been at the forefront in terms of securing favourable decisions from CCCS.
 
A market leader in the field of merger control, we have advised on the majority of all public decisions issued by CCCS since the Competition Act was enacted, including overturning its first provisional decision to block a merger. Our team also specialises in regulated competition sectors. We were the commissioned draftsman for the Media Market Conduct Code review and the merger framework of the Singapore Airport Competition Code. Our track record includes landmark matters in the gas, electricity, postal and telecommunications sectors.

For contentious antitrust work, we have successfully represented clients in complex international cartel and monopoly investigations, including the first CCCS’ global cartel decision and the first dominance appeal to the Competition Appeal Board. Our Practice also has significant experience in cross-border antitrust advice, especially in the ASEAN region.

Members

Chen, Elsa (Head of Department)

Shiau, Daren (Head of Department)

Clements, Scott

Lam, Chuan Leong

Industries

Aerospace & Defence

Automobiles & Parts

Banks

Chemicals

Commercial & Professional Services

Construction & Materials

Consumer Product Manufacturing

Energy

Financial Services

Food & Drink Producers

Government

Healthcare

Insurance

Media

Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences

Real Estate

Retail

Software & Computer Services

Technology, Hardware & Electronics

Telecommunications

Transportation

Travel & Leisure

Utilities

Competition/Antitrust

Allen & Gledhill LLP

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Location

One Marina Boulevard

#28-00

Singapore

Singapore Island

Singapore

018989

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Singapore

Competition/Antitrust


Daren Shiau
Eminent Practitioners
Scott Clements
Band 2