Elsa Chen is partner in the corporate and commercial department, and is deputy head of the Allen & Gledhill LLP competition and antitrust practice. She also heads the firm’s competition economics team.
Elsa is recognised as a leading competition economist in Who’s Who Legal: Competition since 2010, and in the 2016 inaugural edition of Who’s Who Legal: Consulting Experts. She is also recognised in the biennial Euromoney Guide to the World’s Leading Competition and Antitrust Lawyers and Economists for 2014 and 2016. In 2013, Elsa was cited in the 100 most successful women globally in the field of competition law by Global Competition Review (GCR) in their ‘Women in Antitrust 2013’ survey. Elsa also led the team which was conferred the GCR Award 2013: Behavioural Matter of the Year (Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa).
Elsa has regularly been involved in landmark decisions by the Competition Commission of Singapore (CCS), including its first global cartel and abuse of dominance decisions, and in successfully securing merger clearances for complex mergers. She was a pioneer member of the CCS, and was previously involved in the drafting of the Competition Act at the Ministry of Trade and Industry of Singapore.