Kala Anandarajah, Head, Competition & Antitrust and Trade, Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP, always a forerunner in niche areas of the law, practices in Competition (merger control, cartels etc), Trade (export controls, FTAs, sanctions etc), and Consumer Protection. Specifically on competition, Anandarajah, identified as a Thought Leader by Who’s Who Legal, one of only 2 in Singapore, has been involved in major cartel/abuse investigations, cross-border mergers control and other notifications, leniency applications, plus dawn-raids, complaints, counselling and compliance in Singapore and across the Region. Chambers notes that she is lauded by clients as having “unrivalled knowledge and understanding of the law and uniquely… able to understand very complicated businesses and their likely reactions”. She is a “business-focused and client-oriented attorney who balances her expertise with practical experience”, with a “solid, can-do attitude… [who] is very good at working out a strategic solution to a legal problem... one of the few practitioners who is truly at the cutting edge”. "She thinks creatively within the law, and provides useable advice for navigating difficult situations," reports one impressed interviewee. In 2022, Anandarajah won the Lexology Client Choice Award for Competition, was named one of 10 most Innovative Practitioners in Asia Pacific by FT, recognised as the Most Highly Regarded in Southeast Asia by Who’s Who Legal (also 2021), and named Top 50 employment lawyers in the world. In 2021, she was awarded the Highly Commended Lawyer in Private Practice at the Legal 500 Southeast Asia Awards (one of only two) and the Outstanding Achievement by Women in Business Law Awards Asia. She is also cited as Top 100 Women Competition Lawyers in the world by Global Competition Review. Anandarajah also sits on various boards. For her contributions to public service in Singapore, in 2022, she was awarded the Public Service Star (Bintang Bakti Masyarakat) and in 2014, she was awarded the Public Service Medal (Pingat Bakti Masyarakat), both of which are conferred by the President of Singapore.