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Ajit Kainth

Ajit Kainth
Registered Foreign Lawyer (England & Wales)

T: +[852] 2833 4915

Ajit’s practice covers the whole spectrum of competition law matters. He regularly acts for clients on multijurisdictional cartel investigations, abuse of dominance issues, merger control on large cross-border transactions, private actions for damages, state aid as well as complex compliance and advisory matters (including the interface between competition and IP law). He has an in-depth working knowledge of multiple competition law regimes in Asia and Europe, including Hong Kong, China, the EU, the UK, and various South East Asian jurisdictions (such as Singapore, Indonesia and Vietnam).

Ajit has also gained an unparalleled insight into the workings of a regulator having recently been a Case Manager at the Hong Kong Competition Commission. In this role, he brought the first abuse of dominance case in Hong Kong against a multinational company and completed the first voluntary commitments process and platforms case in Hong Kong, which involved three online travel agents. 

Ajit previously worked at two different international law firms in London, Brussels and Asia for a multitude of different clients. He has particular expertise in acting for listed multinational companies in the TMT, life sciences, energy and financial services spheres.

Ajit holds a First Class Bachelor of Laws from Queen Mary, University of London and completed his Legal Practice Course at BPP Law School in London. He is admitted to practice in England & Wales.

Areas of expertise

  • Investigations (internal and regulatory)
  • Regulatory compliance and antitrust advisory
  • Cartel defence
  • Cross-border mergers and acquisitions (merger control)
  • Structural joint ventures and cooperation agreements 
  • Dawn raids
  • State aid

Representative experience

  • Advising a blockchain-based technology platform on the introduction of its compliance policy and related issues.
  • Advising an APAC based supermarket group on certain distribution issues in Asia.
  • Advising a European supermarket group on an internal restructuring of certain key functions within the group.
  • Advising a global tech giant on antitrust and regulatory issues across the globe.
  • Acting for a listed Japanese multinational on merger control filings in Asia in relation to a joint venture in the TMT space and a separate joint venture in the shipping sector.
  • Advising a listed company on an internal investigation relating to a potential breach of competition law in the context of a joint venture in Asia.
  • Advising one of the largest banks in the world on the creation of a fintech platform with other industry players in Asia.
  • Advising a pharmaceutical company on its distribution and compliance issues in Asia.
  • Acting for multiple financial institutions in respect of financial benchmark cases across the world.
  • Advising a leading games producer on the European Commission’s video games investigation.
  • Representing a pharmaceutical company on an abuse of dominance investigation and dawn raid.

*Included experience handled prior to joining Tiang & Partners.

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