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 Journal. She is also on the Expert Panel of The Law Reviews series.