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Shanthi Kandiah

Shanthi Kandiah

SK Chambers9B Jalan SetiapuspaBukit DamansaraKuala LumpurMalaysia50490

National Leader

Southeast Asia - Competition 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Shanthi Kandiah is widely celebrated across Southeast Asia for her "excellent competition practice" and "ability to provide practical solutions to enable the meeting of business objectives".


Shanthi heads the competition law/antitrust practice covering a wide range of sectors such as media & telecommunications, insurance, FMCG, construction, building materials, pharmaceutical, aviation and other service industries. Her other practice areas cover media & telecommunications regulatory, cybersecurity, data protection, and money laundering.  

Shanthi has a master’s degree in law and a postgraduate diploma in competition economics, both from King’s College London.

Highlights of her assignments include advice and representation to the following: a telecommunications company on the impact of competition law in a collaboration agreement for the sharing of passive infrastructure in the sector; an e-hailing operator in defending an abuse of dominance allegation by the Malaysian Competition Commission, carrying the largest fine against a single company to date; an insurance industry association in defending a cartel allegation by the Malaysian Competition Commission; a dominant licensee in the context of an acquisition in the multimedia sector – preparing antitrust strategy/submission to the authorities for clearance.

Her publications include the Malaysia chapters of The Privacy, Data Protection and Cybersecurity Law Review (3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th & 7th editions); The Merger Control Review (8th, 9th & 10th editions)The Financial Technology Review, (2nd, 3rd & 4th editions); LexologyGTDT: Merger Control: (2019, 2020 & 2021); GCR Insight: Asia-Pacific Antitrust Review (2019, 2020 & 2021)

She is currently ranked Band 1 at Chambers Asia Pacific for Competition/Antitrust and is listed as one of Malaysia’s Top 100 Lawyers 2021 by the Asia Business Law JournalShe is also on the Expert Panel of The Law Reviews series.

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