Clarissa KOH is a Partner in the Antitrust & Competition Practice and the Corporate Regulatory & Licensing Practice.

In her Antitrust & Competition Practice, Clarissa advises clients on all aspects of competition law, including anti-competitive agreements, abuse of dominance, and merger control. Specifically, in respect of her clients' interactions with the Competition and Consumer Commission Singapore ("CCCS"), Clarissa's experience extends to guiding clients through CCCS investigations, leniency applications, and merger notifications. On a global transactions level, Clarissa frequently collaborates with foreign counsel to develop and implement effective cross-border regulatory strategies for multi-jurisdictional reviews of regulatory, foreign direct investment, and merger control issues arising from cross-border transactions and international cartels.

On the regulatory & licensing front, Clarissa frequently conducts regulatory due diligence and advises on a wide range of matters relating to operational licensing requirements, health and safety, product labelling and advertisement requirements, import and export controls, and overall risk management for regulated sectors. Some of the key sectors that Clarissa has advised on include, consumer products and services (such as cosmetics, infant formula, pet food, food and beverage, and tobacco); manufacturing and logistics; offshore and marine; digital media and content services; and healthcare.

Significant transactions that Clarissa has been involved in include advising / acting for the following:

  • Olam Group Limited, on the merger control and other regulatory aspects of its sale of an approximate 35.4% stake in Olam Agri Holdings Pte. Ltd. to SALIC International Investment Company (a wholly owned subsidiary of The Saudi Agricultural and Livestock Investment Company) for approximately US$1.24 billion.
  • Various clients, including Keppel Offshore & Marine Limited, ContiTech Global Holding Netherlands B.V., and SembWaste Pte. Ltd, in successfully obtaining Phase 1 clearance from the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore for their respective merger notifications.
  • Pacific International Lines on the merger control and other regulatory aspects of the restructuring of approximately US$3.3 billion in aggregate debts and liabilities of the shipping group.

Related Practices

  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Corporate Regulatory & Licensing

Clarissa has been recognised as a “Rising Star” in Antitrust & Competition by The Legal 500: Asia Pacific – The Client's Guide to the Asia Pacific Legal Profession, 2024.