Clara Ingen-Housz, Competition/Antitrust Partner, Hong Kong. A partner based in Hong Kong, Clara leads Linklaters’ Asia competition and antitrust law practice. She advises multinational companies on Asian competition law issues, and Asian companies on global antitrust matters.
Her experience of close to 15 years spans three continents. In Europe, she was a member of the Competition Department of the Legal Service at the European Commission, advising and litigating on behalf of the Commission on merger, cartel and abuse cases in a wide range of industries. In the United States, she practised for close to ten years at top-tier New York firms, focusing on US merger control and private antitrust litigation. In Asia since 2010, Clara has developed a strong regional competition practice with specific expertise in China and Hong Kong.
As a former official, she has long standing working relationships with regulators across the region and has been involved in transactions and investigations in a number of jurisdictions including China, Singapore, Vietnam, Indonesia, Korea, Taiwan, Australia. She has significant experience in multijurisdictional merger filings, anti-competitive agreements, dominant firm analysis, distribution network structuring and compliance. She also has a broad array of industry knowledge, including in the insurance and financial services, pharmaceutical, energy/natural resources and IT sectors