A Powerhouse in competition & antitrust work, Rajah & Tann Singapore has a dedicated team of 10 lawyers in its Competition & Antitrust Practice. We have been recognised among the world’s top 100 competition practices by Global Competition Review (GCR) 100 for nearly a decade. Both the Legal 500 and Chambers Asia Pacific rank us at the top of our game too.
Key members of our Team are highly ranked by key ranking journals, and identified as thought-leaders, elite and outstanding. The Team has international experience, having worked across the world, and have worked with the regulators from Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia, thus giving us a close understanding of their workings.
In its extended Rajah & Tann Asia’s Regional Competition Practice, we clearly stand apart as the leading, largest and only dedicated full-service practice in Southeast Asia with experienced and passionate lawyers and economists on the ground, enabling it to deliver global and efficient solutions to clients. Several of us are appointed non-governmental advisors by the national competition regulators.
We handle the full range of competition matters including merger filings across multiple jurisdictions, investigations and leniency, and general compliance and trainings. Our stellar client base includes businesses across all industries, including automobile, technology, aviation, finance, healthcare, energy and power. Our clients include referring law firms from across the world, who we are particularly grateful for and always ensure we work to support them.
The Team is at the cutting edge, working on matters in the evolving world, cutting across ecommerce, digital world, sustainability and more. We are passionate and driven for excellence, never settling and always pushing boundaries in a changing world.
Mergers: We are involved in practically all mergers lodged in Singapore directly or indirectly. We are involved in numerous other mergers which may not be notified. Our aim is always to take a business-centric risk management approach as suits particular clients. Hence, our reputation for being practical business solutions providers. We have also handled the most complex mergers requiring remedies. We are pragmatic, work intimately with the parties to achieve workable ends for parties.
Cartels & Investigations: We have successfully defended parties in investigations, avoiding steep penalties, occasionally negotiating settlements in manners to avoid disrupt business and closing yet others off. We stand apart in having successfully overturned a matter on liability, and always managing to lower fines where liability remains unchanged. Our aim in approaching matters is to gather a thorough understanding of the issues at hand and see how best to work through solutions practically.
Leniency, Settlements & Fast-track: We are particularly astute in handling leniency applications and settlements, having closed off on numerous investigations over the years. On leniency, we pay particular attention to document flow and responses provided to manage accuracy and consistency across jurisdictions. Additionally, with leniency, settlements and fast-tracks, attention is paid to implications that follow, including third-party actions.
Market Studies & Drafting Legislation: We are involved in market studies undertaken by the regulators, including in some of the more cutting-edge ones. We also assist with drafting new or amendments competition regulations in several of the countries.
Speaking the Local Language: Our highly qualified lawyers on the ground speak the local language and are duly qualified to advise on local laws. Being local means that we have a unique understanding and ability to approach the local regulators to ensure that the best solutions can be achieved for the benefit of our clients.
We thrive on working in partnership with clients and referring law firms to obtain the best solutions. We get you AND get you what you want. We are here. Always. Ready.