Ms Elsa Chen > Allen & Gledhill LLP > Singapore, Singapore > Lawyer Profile

Allen & Gledhill LLP

Work Department

Competition & Antitrust, Public Policy


Co-Head of the Firm’s Competition & Antitrust Practice and the Public Policy Practice


Elsa joined the Firm in 2007. She was previously from the Ministry of Trade and Industry of Singapore, and was also a pioneer member of the Competition Commission of Singapore (CCS), now known as the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS).

She regularly assists clients on complex antitrust matters, including merger control, global cartel and abuse of dominance investigations. Elsa’s public policy experience ranges from policy drafting, advocacy, and assisting on legislative changes. Proficient in Mandarin, she frequently assists clients on Chinese transactions.


English, Mandarin


Recipient of the Prime Minister’s Book Prize, graduated summa cum laude with a double degree in Economics and International Relations from Tufts University, Massachusetts, and was placed yearly on the Dean’s List. Holds a postgraduate degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and an LL.M. with a specialisation in Competition Law.

Lawyer Rankings

Singapore > Antitrust and competition: local firms

Allen & Gledhill LLP continues to be at the forefront of the region’s largest mergers and acquistions. It recently acted as lead counsel to Grab Inc on its purchase of Uber’s South-East Asia assets, including coordinating antitrust strategies across ten countries. The team also handles merger control filings with the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS),  investigations, and abuse of dominance matters. The practice is jointly headed by economics specialist Elsa Chen and Daren Shiau, who is ‘a well-known figure‘ for antitrust litigation, international cartels, merger control and sectoral competition regimes. Scott Clements‘ practice spans representation in cartel cases, investigations and leniency filings made to the CCCS and non-contentious competition work.