Antitrust & Competition

Our Antitrust & Competition Practice takes a lead role in any interaction with the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore ("CCCS"), handling all aspects of antitrust, competition and consumer protection matters in Singapore. With mergers and acquisitions, we guide our clients in merger control analysis, handling confidential guidance and notifications domestically to the CCCS, and in the coordination of multijurisdictional merger filings to foreign regulators. We also regularly represent clients in the full life cycle of cartel and other conduct investigations, defending their interests before the regulators from the first request for information or dawn raid to the conclusion of investigations.

Our highly qualified team has been involved in some of the most significant decisions by the CCCS, including acting in all of its multijurisdictional cartel decisions, and in several landmark merger control decisions which established important principles of law. Our team has also successfully led appeals to the Competition Appeal Board against decisions by the CCCS.

We also guide clients in navigating foreign investment / national security regimes, including driving such reviews with local counsel in the relevant jurisdictions and in the preparation of any necessary filings. In Singapore, we advise parties which may be impacted by the introduction of the Significant Investments Review Act and the Transport Sector (Critical Firms) Bill (including entities which may be designated under these regimes, as well as their controllers and any potential acquirers) in respect of their approval / notification related obligations and the potential scope of directions that may be issued by the relevant authorities.

Our expertise is also keenly sought in areas such as trade and customs regulation, as well as consumer protection laws, where we provide clients with compliance advice, regulatory due diligence and strategic advice on the impact of government regulations on business.