Dominique Lombardi is the Deputy Head of Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP’s Competition & Antitrust and Trade Practice. A Foreign Lawyer with the Competition & Antitrust Practice, she has extensive experience in European competition and antitrust laws and regulatory issues.
Having spent more than a decade in Asia, she has acquired an intimate knowledge of competition regimes in the region and brings to the Practice a unique dual European/Asian approach. Dominique has worked both in private practice and as an in-house lawyer with her expertise covering all aspects of competition/antitrust law - merger control, international cartels (including multi-jurisdictional leniency), vertical restraints, abusive conduct - as well as deregulation law. Her unique in-depth knowledge of the EU and ASEAN competition regimes and her dual experience as an in-house and a private practitioner is an advantage that has been praised by clients since she joined the practice in 2006, in addition to her responsiveness and clarity.
Dominique has been cited as a leading lawyer by various journals, including Chambers Asia Pacific, Euromoney Experts Guides (Guide to the World's Leading Competition & Antitrust Lawyers), Who’s Who Legal and Best Lawyers.
Separately, Dominique is an Adjunct Lecturer at Sorbonne Assas International Law School - Asia, where she lectures on European Competition Law. Dominique is a French native speaker.
Dominique has been appointed as a French Foreign Trade Advisor since 2011. She has been selected by Singapore Chief Justice and appointed as a member of the Inquiry Panel of the Law Society of Singapore since 2015. In 2018, Dominique was conferred Knight of the French National Order of Merit.
Dominique has also been appointed under the Ministry of Law’s Panel of Assessors under the COVID-19 temporary relief legislation.
Dominique has been involved in the notification to competition authorities of major international mergers; significant cartel and abuse of dominance investigations*; leniency applications; notifications for guidance; market studies; drafting of subsidiary legislation such as the Airport Competition Code, drawing from her EU experience in the regulation field.
She has also assisted on numerous compliance training and implementation of competition compliance programmes across the region.
Industries reviewed include: airlines & aeronautics; banks & financial institutions, broadcasting; construction; e-commerce; electronics; energy; F&B; FMCGs; healthcare; hospitality; insurance; maritime; medical devices; petrol & petroleum products; pharmaceuticals; press & magazines; semiconductors; stock-exchanges; trading; transport; waste management to name a few.
*Deal list available on request