Rajah & Tann (Singapore)

Kala Anandarajah

Rajah & Tann (Singapore)
Lead Partner / Head of Competition, Antitrust and Trade

Kala Anandarajah, Head, Competition & Antitrust and Trade, Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP, always a forerunner in niche areas of the law, practices in Competition (merger control, cartels etc), Trade (export controls, FTAs, sanctions etc), and Consumer Protection. Specifically on competition, Anandarajah, identified as a Thought Leader by Who’s Who Legal, one of only 2 in Singapore, has been involved in major cartel/abuse investigations, cross-border mergers control and other notifications, leniency applications, plus dawn-raids, complaints, counselling and compliance in Singapore and across the Region. Chambers notes that she is lauded by clients as having “unrivalled knowledge and understanding of the law and uniquely… able to understand very complicated businesses and their likely reactions”. She is a “business-focused and client-oriented attorney who balances her expertise with practical experience”, with a “solid, can-do attitude… [who] is very good at working out a strategic solution to a legal problem... one of the few practitioners who is truly at the cutting edge”. "She thinks creatively within the law, and provides useable advice for navigating difficult situations," reports one impressed interviewee. In 2022, Anandarajah won the Lexology Client Choice Award for Competition, was named one of 10 most Innovative Practitioners in Asia Pacific by FT, recognised as the Most Highly Regarded in Southeast Asia by Who’s Who Legal (also 2021), and named Top 50 employment lawyers in the world. In 2021, she was awarded the Highly Commended Lawyer in Private Practice at the Legal 500 Southeast Asia Awards (one of only two) and the Outstanding Achievement by Women in Business Law Awards Asia. She is also cited as Top 100 Women Competition Lawyers in the world by Global Competition Review. Anandarajah also sits on various boards. For her contributions to public service in Singapore, in 2022, she was awarded the Public Service Star (Bintang Bakti Masyarakat) and in 2014, she was awarded the Public Service Medal (Pingat Bakti Masyarakat), both of which are conferred by the President of Singapore.


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1365 Bulletin

Dominique Lombardi, Kala Anandarajah, Kimberly Frank, Tanya Tang The EU Court of Justice and several National Competition Authorities adopt decisions regarding Most Favoured Nation clauses and rebate schemes that are relevant and applicable in the context of ASEAN competition law (Booking.com / Post Danmark)


This article has been nominated for the 2016 Antitrust Writing Awards. Click here to learn more about the Antitrust Writing Awards. Introduction As we move into the second half of the year, we examine two recent competition enforcement cases in Europe, and consider their relevance and (...)

Dominique Lombardi, Kala Anandarajah, Tanya Tang The Singapore Competition Authority fines four Japanese ball bearings manufacturers and their Singapore subsidiaries S$9.3M for an anticompetitive agreement (Ball and roller bearings manufacturers)


This article has been nominated for the 2016 Antitrust Writing Awards. Click here to learn more about the Antitrust Writing Awards. Introduction Happy New Year all! We start the year with a coverage of key developments in competition law in Singapore over the past year, and discuss the (...)

Dominique Lombardi, Kala Anandarajah The Singapore Competition Appeal Board reduces the financial penalties against 5 modelling agencies found by the Competition Commission to have fixed the rates of modelling services (Bee Works Casting / Diva Model /Impact Models Studio / Looque Models Singapore / Ave Management)


On 22 April 2013, the Singapore Competition Appeal Board (‘CAB’) published its decisions in Appeal No 2 of 2012 dated 10 April 2013 and Appeal No 3 of 2012 dated 10 April 2013. These appeals were made against the decision of the Competition Commission of Singapore (‘CCS’) in CCS Case number (...)

3227 Review

Dominique Lombardi, Kala Anandarajah An overview of ASEAN merger regimes


To date*, nine out of the ten ASEAN countries have introduced a generic competition law. Whilst all of these ASEAN competition laws deal with anti-competitive agreements (whether horizontal or vertical or both) and abuses of dominance, not all ASEAN countries have chosen to provide for a (...)

Ahmet Buğra Aydın, Akira Inoue, Amanda Bodger, Arti Raghavan, Bilal Shaukat, Bill Batchelor, Chang-Sik Hwang, David Tadmor, Douwe Groenevelt, Farhad Sorabjee, Gillian Sproul, Gönenç Gürkaynak, Gustavo Flausino Coelho, Jean-Maxime Blutel, Kala Anandarajah, Khaled Attia, Kylie Sturtz, Madeleine Renaud, Marilyn Leblanc, Mario Vogl, Martin Nedelka, Matthew F. Jones, Nathalie Jalabert-Doury, Reeti Choudhary, Shai Bakal, Simon Albert, Simone Evans, Theodore L. Banks, Zeynep Ortaç Best practices for compliance programs: Results of an international survey


All companies should employ competition law compliance progams in an attempt to ensure their their employees will follow these complicated laws. Yet, enforcers’ support for competition law compliance programs is wildly inconsistent. A few provide guidance about compliance, and will consider a (...)



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