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OC Queen Street Launches Competition Practice

Issued: October 31 2018

OC Queen Street, the Singapore office of UK firm Osborne Clarke, has launched a competition practice featuring Harikumar Sukumar Pillay and Lip Hang Poh who between them share a combined experience of 16 years at the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS), formerly, the Competition Commission of Singapore.


Pillay joins OC Queen Street after helming the enforcement division at the CCCS. Over the course of more than nine years at the CCCS, he worked on and supervised notable investigations and decisions involving cartel conduct, abuse of market power, and mergers and acquisitions.


As director of the enforcement division, he supervised the Intelligence Unit and IT Forensics Taskforce, was responsible for managing leniency applications made to the CCCS, overseeing the secret complainant and reward schemes, planning and executing dawn raids, and recording investigative statements of persons under investigations. Prior to joining the CCCS, he served as a Justice’s Law Clerk between 2006 to 2007 and worked at Drew & Napier from 2008 to 2009.


Poh joins from Drew & Napier, where he was assistant head of the firm’s competition and regulatory economics practice. He has extensive competition law and economics experience, having also worked at the CCCS, where he was principally responsible for conducting economic analysis for investigations, market studies and merger applications. He also advised government agencies on the impact of their policies on market competition. His work experience spans a broad spectrum of industries, including aviation, e-commerce, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, shipping and telecommunications. Poh is also an adjunct faculty member at the Singapore Management University, where he teaches the economics of competition law module.