Singapore’s Merger Control Regime | An overview

Written on 28 Aug 2019

Need an update on merger control in Singapore? Ralph Lim, Harikumar Pillay and Poh Lip Hang contributed the Singapore chapter to Global Legal Insights’ Merger Control 2019 (8th Edition). The chapter provides an overview of the merger control regime and activities in Singapore. The authors also discussed the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore’s (CCCS) key merger control decisions, and its enforcement policy initiatives.

How we can help

Without careful management from the outset, merger control in ASEAN can disrupt your M&A transaction plans and timetables. Our competition team boasts extensive experience working at the CCCS. Harikumar and Lip Hang share a combined competition law enforcement experience of 16 years at the CCCS. We advise on all aspects of merger control in Singapore, providing specialist competition expertise right from the start, including identifying and dealing with any challenges along the way, to minimise potential risks to your M&A transaction. From carrying out initial market analysis to preparing submissions and dealing with the CCCS, we will drive the engagement with the CCCS and other ASEAN authorities in a strategic manner.

We also have in-house competition economic expertise and have developed close relationships with specialist economists. In appropriate cases, we will work seamlessly with them to develop your case through dedicated analysis and robust economic evidence. OC Queen Street’s competition practice is part of the Osborne Clarke’s wider international network. Our competition practice understands the ASEAN competition law landscape, while Osborne Clarke’s teams in Europe have the expertise to assist our clients who require advice and representations at the national level or before the European Commission.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you like to discuss how these developments may potentially affect your business operations in Singapore and the region.