Rely on a Competition and Antitrust Practice led by a multidisciplinary team of senior partners that can provide you with the full spectrum of competition law services across numerous industries.
From mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures to anti-competitive agreements before the Competition Commission of Singapore (CCS), achieve your commercial objectives while we help limit your risk exposure and ensure you are in compliance with relevant laws. Rely on us to tailor bespoke competition compliance programs suited to your industry or sector. Our strong understanding of the local business and regulatory environment enables us to provide you with innovative solutions to difficult and complex regulatory issues promptly and effectively.
Our main service offerings include:
General competition law advice
Whether you need counsel on general regulatory issues, or advice in relation to your dealings with distributors, customers, suppliers, contractors and competitors, benefit from an experienced team that regularly handles issues related to pricing, exclusive agreements, licensing, loyalty and discount scheme agreements, as well as other commercial arrangements.
Merger notification and filings
Through a holistic approach that weighs the risks within applicable legislative and regulatory frameworks, let us help you address any possible competition concerns arising out of a proposed merger. We draft merger filings on your behalf for submission to the CCS, undertake pre-notification discussions and negotiations with the CCS to expedite the filing process and will facilitate coordinated merger filings across multiple jurisdictions.
Notification of anti-competitive agreements and conduct
Working with you at every step of the transaction to devise appropriate strategies to achieve your business goals, we conduct ongoing analysis of business practices (in particular the sales processes) to identify potential infringing agreements or conduct. We provide guidance on notifying the CCS of agreements and will assist in the drafting and filing of such notifications.
Cartels and leniency
We regularly advise clients on a broad spectrum of cartel issues relating to investigations conducted by the CCS and can provide counsel on immunity through leniency programs for clients involved in cartels, filing complaints on behalf of clients of alleged violations of competition law practices or conduct internal company investigations of suspected cartel behavior or abuse of dominance issues.
Our multidisciplinary practice is comprised of members with in-depth experience handling contentious competition law claims and the latest developments in competition litigation, as well as defending intellectual property disputes.
Competition compliance audits, programs and training
The first step and essential element to any credible competition compliance program is a competition audit where we review a company's corporate background, including relevant communications and major agreements, as well as its pricing and distribution strategy to identifying areas of concern. With this information we propose appropriate actions to be taken by the company's competition compliance program—a vital component of any risk management strategy to mitigate infringement of the law—and through regular training programs, we design codes and instructive curricula tailored to your industry, providing you with a proactive, encompassing compliance program.
Competition law briefings and alerts
Keeping you informed of various developments in competition law and regulatory changes across the region is important, especially as competition law in the ASEAN region continues to develop rapidly with more countries introducing new legislation. Take advantage of our briefings and alerts and look to our Competition and Antitrust professionals that can provide you comprehensive and integrated services in Singapore or wherever your business takes you.
May 12, 2016
March 1, 2015
Singapore’s competition law regime has been in place since 2006 but you may not be aware that Singapore’s competition law regime provides for the Right of Private Action, under Section 86 of the Competition Act (Cap. 50B). The Right of Private Action offers remedies for victims of anti-competitive conduct to obtain compensation for loss and damage suffered. Read more
January 1, 2015
The Competition Commission of Singapore on 16 March 2015 announced its provisional decision to block the proposed acquisition of RadLink-Asia Pte Limited by Parkway Holdings Ltd. Following careful analysis of the relevant market in Singapore and extensive consultation with industry stakeholders and members of the public, the CCS’s provisional decision noted that the Proposed Transaction would result in a substantial lessening of competition in the affected markets in Singapore. Read more
On 20 November 2007, at the 13th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit held in Singapore, ASEAN Leaders adopted the ASEAN
Economic Community Blueprint which is a master plan guiding the establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community. This master plan includes the setting up of competition policies by each ASEAN member country on a nationwide basis by the end of 2015. As the deadline draws closer, and given that the implementation of competition policies are set out specifically in the AEC Blueprint, compliance with the respective competition laws in each of the jurisdictions will be something which business entities in the region are likely to implement going forward. Read more
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