Kala Anandarajah

Rajah & Tann (Singapore)

Kala Anandarajah is a Partner and Head, Competition & Antitrust and Trade Practice at Rajah & Tann. She started the Practice at the firm almost 20 years ago and has seen the evolution of competition law in Singapore and the region. She has been involved in every major merger notification and behavioural/cartel investigation in Singapore and the region acting for multinational corporations as well as large and small SMEs. She is recognised by Chambers Asia, Who’s Who Legal and others as a leading competition and trade lawyer. In 2021, Anandarajah was honoured to have been awarded the Highly Commended Lawyer in Private Practice at the Legal 500 Southeast Asia Awards (one of only two), awarded the Outstanding Achievement by Women in Business Law Awards Asia and recognised as one of only two Most Highly Regarded Competition lawyers in the Southeast Asia chapter by Who’s Who Legal: Southeast Asia Competition. Anandarajah is also cited as Top 100 Women in Antitrust in the World by the Global Competition Review (the only external counsel in Singapore) and, amongst others, was the winner of Euromoney Legal Media Group Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2014 AND 2015 for Competition & Antitrust. Anandarajah was in 2014 awarded the Public Service Medal (Pingat Bakti Masyarakat) which is conferred by the President of Singapore.


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1205 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 (...)

3001 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 merger (...)

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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