Elsa Chen is the regional co-head of the firm’s competition and antitrust practice. She regularly assists clients on complex antitrust matters, including merger control, global cartel and abuse of dominance investigations.
Elsa was recognised by Who’s Who Legal as ‘the top merger control practitioner in Singapore’ and ‘a leading name in the Singaporean market’, and was the only economist cited as a thought leader in Asia and Singapore in Who’s Who Legal Thought Leaders: Competition 2020 to 2022. In 2020, Global Competition Review (GCR) named Elsa as one of the world’s top 40 antitrust practitioners under the age of 40, and as the only economist named in Asia, in its quadrennial 40 under 40 survey. She has also featured in GCR Women in Antitrust peer-nominated surveys since 2013 as being among the leading female competition lawyers, economists, academics and enforcers globally. A pioneer member of the Competition Commission of Singapore, now known as the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS), Elsa has assisted on close to 90 per cent of complex CCCS merger reviews requiring commitments, including the first foreign-to-foreign merger with commitments (Thomson Reuters) and the first CCCS conditional merger clearance requiring local commitments (SEEK/JobStreet).
Elsa has assisted on drafting of legislation, codes, policies and regulatory regimes, including the merger control framework for the Airport Competition Code and the Media Market Conduct Code, and economic aspects of competition law in the electricity and gas markets.