Daren Shiau

Allen & Gledhill (Singapore)
Lawyer (Partner)

Daren is Head of Competition & Antitrust. He is a competition law specialist, and his practice covers antitrust litigation, international cartels, merger control and sectoral competition regimes. Cited as the “most highly nominated practitioner” and “a real expert, according to rivals” in the inaugural Competition chapter of Who’s Who Legal: Singapore (2008), Daren has also been recommended as a leading antitrust practitioner in The International Who’s Who of Competition Lawyers and Economists and the Euromoney Guide to the World’s Leading Competition and Antitrust Lawyers since 2006 when Singapore’s competition law was enacted. In 2012, Daren was named by Global Competition Review as one of the world’s most talented competition lawyers under the age of forty in its 40 Under Forty survey, and is the only South-east Asian lawyer recognised in the history of the list. Who’s Who Legal (2013) cites Daren as being “very skilled”, and “one of the finest lawyers in the region”, and Chambers Asia-Pacific (2014), ranks him in Band 1 as a “star performer”. Daren has worked in London and Brussels competition practices on European Commission and Office of Fair Trading matters. He presently sits on the Competition Roundtable of the Competition Commission of Singapore (CCS), and has been appointed Singapore’s first non-governmental advisor at the International Competition Network (ICN). Daren’s deal book of groundbreaking competition transactions undertaken with the practice, which is described by Chambers Global (2010) as “market-leading”, covers general antitrust as well as sectoral regimes such as media, electricity, gas and airports. He has successfully advised on a significant majority of Singapore’s public competition law cases, including Thomson/Reuters, Glencore/Chemoil, Volkswagen/MAN, Johnson & Johnson/Synthes, Nippon Steel/Sumitomo Metal, and close to 75% of merger filings lodged with the CCS. He has also advised parties on the first international cartel investigation by the CCS, and the only abuse of dominance appeal to Singapore’s Competition Appeal Board. Daren is also a commissioned trainer of the high-level ASEAN Experts Group on Competition (AEGC), and has unparalleled experience in competition law and policy in South-east Asia. Daren graduated on the Dean’s List of the National University of Singapore, and is District Councillor of the Central Singapore District.

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Daren Shiau, Kenneth Lim The Competition Commission of Singapore clears a merger in the hard drive sector in a phase I review (Western Digital / SanDisk)

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On 19 January 2016, the Competition Commission of Singapore (“CCS”) cleared the proposed acquisition (the “Proposed Transaction”) by Western Digital Corporation (“WDC”) of SanDisk Corporation (“SanDisk”) (collectively, “the Parties”). The Parties received the decision from CCS within the 30 working days (...)

Daren Shiau, Kenneth Lim The Singapore Competition Commission clears a strategic alliance agreement concluded between two airlines (Tiger Airways Singapore / Cebu Air)

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On 21 September 2015, the Competition Commission of Singapore (the “CCS”) announced that it had cleared a Strategic Alliance Agreement (the “SAA”) entered into between Cebu Air, Inc. (“Cebu Pacific”) and Tiger Airways Singapore Pte. Ltd. (“Tigerair Singapore”) (collectively, the “Parties”), following (...)

Daren Shiau, Kenneth Lim The Competition Commission of Singapore takes a provisional decision to block a proposed acquisition in the radiology and imaging services sector (RadLink-Asia / Fortis Singapore)

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On 16 March 2015, the Competition Commission of Singapore (“CCS”) announced that it had taken a provisional decision to block the proposed acquisition of RadLink-Asia Pte Limited (“RadLink”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Fortis Healthcare Singapore Pte. Limited (“Fortis Singapore”) by Medi-Rad (...)

Daren Shiau, Kenneth Lim The Competition Commission of Singapore clears an acquisition in the airline sector in a landmark decision (Singapore Airline / Tiger Airways)

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On 28 November 2014, the CCS announced that it had cleared the notification for decision in relation to the acquisition of Tiger Airways Holdings Limited (“Tigerair”) by Singapore Airlines Limited (“SIA”) (collectively, the “Parties”) on the grounds of a failing firm defence argument. After (...)

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