Toh Han Li (CCCS): A decade at the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore

Toh Han Li has spent a decade at the CCCS and has been its CEO for the past six years. In this exclusive interview, Toh Han Li shares his insights on the Singapore competition system, on his experience at the CCCS, on the agency’s growth and the new challenges it is facing.

Interview conducted by Kala Anandarajah, Partner, Head of Competition & Antitrust and Trade, Rajah & Tann, Singapore.

You have been the CEO of the CCCS for six years; before that you were the assistant chief executive (legal and enforcement) at the then CCS. What are your most memorable moments whilst at the CCCS in your two different roles? As assistant chief executive (legal and enforcement), I focused on ensuring that we brought good quality enforcement cases that could be defended on appeal, as well as developing the competition case law for Singapore. As part of this process, it was necessary to ensure that our investigative and adjudication processes were both robust and sound. To this end, legal precedents such as the standard and burden of proof, the financial penalty framework, the single economic entity and the test for abuse of dominance have all been clarified by the Singapore

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  • Singapore Legal Service
  • Rajah & Tann (Singapore)


Toh Han Li, Kala Anandarajah, Toh Han Li (CCCS): A decade at the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore, September 2019, Concurrences N° 3-2019, Art. N° 90942,

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