Competition & Anti-Trust
Rajah & Tann LLP
We are pleased to start the New Year with the announcement that Rajah & Tann has been singled out
as the COMPETITION LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR by ACQ Finance Magazine for its Country Law
Awards for the second consecutive year. The Competition & Anti-Trust Team’s work in the Express
Bus Agencies Association Cartel Investigation won it the Deal of the Year 2009 by Asian Counsel. Our
lawyers also continue to lead the pack in Singapore, with Team Head, Kala Anandarajah cited as a
leading Competition & Anti-trust lawyer for the 6th consecutive year.
On work, the Team has been very busy working on various cartel and abuse of dominance
investigations in Singapore and across the region and also drafted the Singapore Airport Competition
Code 2009. We are also involved in several merger transactions, other forms of ventures requiring
competition review, and continue to assist with training and compliance programmes.
We are pleased to present you our new Competition Review which will contain snapshots of
competition cases as well as developments in competition laws and regulations in the world that have
caught our attention. Each of the cases and legislation highlighted is intended to give you a flavour of
the issues in the competition and anti-trust scene. This is so that when you review your businesses,
structure new deals or make acquisitions, you have these issues at the back of your mind and provide
for it. It is easy as often these are business considerations.
The Competition Review, which is the new and improved version of our Competition Bites, will be
issued on a quarterly basis. We begin the series of the Competition Review with an overview of the
main competition news around the world in 2009. Subsequent issues will focus on quarterly updates.
2009 saw the first price-fixing decision issued by the Competition Commission of Singapore (‘CCS’)
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