IPBA 2021

Kala Anandarajah

Rajah Tann Singapore LLP

Kala Anandarajah heads the Competition & Antitrust and Trade Practice and leads the Corporate Governance Practice. Always a forerunner in niche areas of the law, her key area of practice is Competition and Trade, areas which she has been involved in from inception. On Trade Law, Anandarajah has been involved in advising multinational corporations on trade agreements between governments, handled export and import permit applications and clearances involving strategic and various other regulated and prohibited goods, advises extensively on strategic and controlled goods, advised and assisted with voluntary disclosure programmes, dealt with product recall matters, advised and drafted warehousing and other logistics agreements and more. She also advises regularly on anti-dumping matters, and further has had to advised on the TPP, AEC and other trade treaties.

She is experienced in managing the advisory process in multiple stakeholder scenarios where the deliverables will have significant impact on trade. Additionally, Anandarajah has also conducted extensive training on competition policy, WTO and FTA and other trade related issues across ASEAN countries for regulators to enhance trade understanding, including in relation to working with ITIS and other bodies in Lao, Cambodia and Vietnam, amongst other countries. She advises multinational corporations plus local companies across the region. She is perhaps the only Singapore lawyer cited as a leading Trade lawyer by international legal ranking journals. The practice she leads has recently been cited as a Band 1 practice for South East Asia Trade / WTO by Chambers Asia Pacific