Ranked in 1 Practice Areas

Band 1



7 Years Ranked


Provided by Shanthi Kandiah


Practice Areas

Competition Law/Antitrust

Data Protection



Previous firms:

Christopher Lee & Ong

Kadir Andri & Partners

Zaid Ibrahim & Co. – Pupillage

Professional Memberships

Malaysian Bar

International Bar Association

International Association of Privacy Professionals


Bullen & Leake & Jacob's

Malaysian Precedents of Pleadings, Second Edition

Chapter: Competition Law (co-contributor: Lam Rui Rong);

The Law Reviews: Malaysia -

The Privacy, Data Protection and Cybersecurity Law Review - 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th Editions;

The Merger Control Review - 8th, 9th, 10th Editions;

The Dominance and Monopolies Review - 7th, 8th Editions;

The Financial Technology Law Review - 2nd, 3rd, 4th Editions;

Global Competition Review (GCR): Malaysia -

GCR Insight: Asia-Pacific Antitrust Review - 2019, 2020, 2021;

Getting the Deal Through, Merger Control: Malaysia - 2019,

Lexology/Getting the Deal Through, Merger Control: Malaysia - 2020, 2021, 2022;

Chambers Global Practice Guide - Cartels: Malaysia - 2019


Shanthi heads the competition law/antitrust practice in the firm, which covers a wide range of sectors (insurance, FMCG, construction, building materials, pharmaceutical, aviation services and other service industries).

She also possesses specific sector expertise in the highly-regulated media and telecommunications sector where competition issues are

inextricably intertwined with sector regulation designed to promote competition in particular access regulations and access pricing. She has also recently been intimately involved in advising on the insurance sector and the interaction of sector regulation and competition law.

Her practice focuses on defending clients against infringement allegations as well as working with her clients when engaging with regulators over issues and regulations impacting their businesses. She has covered issues ranging from defending client when faced with cartel and abuse of dominance allegations, merger submissions, dominance determinations, access list regulations, content regulation including censorship rules, pricing and margin squeeze, competitor collaborations, responses to section 18 notices issued under the Competition Act 2010 and risk-based compliance advice. She also provides local counsel support to ‘Magic circle’ firms.


Astro Malaysia Holdings Berhad

CTOS Sdn Bhd

Persatuan Insurans Am Malaysia (PIAM)

Work Highlights

■ Acting as counsel in a multiparty defence of an insurance association involving allegations of price-fixing, and successfully defending the said association from one of the largest proposed fines in Malaysia.

■ Advised a telecommunications player on right of access vis-à-vis infrastructure provider in the broadband sector

■ Advised and drafted responses to public consultation papers by the regulatory authority on proposed changes to the Access List and Access Standards regime as it relates to the high-speed broadband industry. Significant changes in policy and regulatory approach followed when the final regulations were released

■ Acting on behalf of one of the largest online platform in Southeast Asia against novel allegations of abuse of dominance.

■ Conducted compliance audit for multiple reputable companies across Malaysia and international entities.

■ Advised on anti-trust matters for corporate acquisition, including clearance submission under merger regime pursuant to the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998

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King's College London

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Head of Competition/Antitrust
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Aviation and Aerospace

Technology, Media and Telecoms (TMT)


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