Clara Ingen-Housz is based in Baker & McKenzie’s Hong Kong office. She advises multinational companies on emerging antitrust regimes in Asia, particularly China, and Asian companies on global competition issues. Ms. Ingen-Housz has more than a decade of experience acting as counsel, policy advisor and litigator for companies and regulators in the United States, Europe and Asia. She previously served in prominent law firms in New York and was a member of the Competition team of the European Commission’s Legal Service in Brussels where she handled several landmark cases. She regularly writes on developments in competition law in Asia and speaks at client seminars and public conferences.
Ms. Ingen-Housz has significant experience in multijurisdictional merger filings, dominant firm analysis, distribution network structuring and compliance. As a litigator, she focuses on international cartel investigations and follow-on litigation — including class actions and international arbitration. Her practice spans multiple sectors, including IT, Internet, financial services, pharmaceuticals, energy and chemicals.
Representative Legal Matters
- Advised major US logistics and consumer electronics companies on merger filings across Asia, including China.
- Advised clients on several major merger filings, including Sirius Satellite Radio on its USD13 billion merger with XM Satellite Radio; EchoStar on its attempted USD28.5 billion merger with DirecTV; and Intellisync on multijurisdictional merger filings in connection with its acquisition by Nokia.
- Defended MasterCard in a major US antitrust litigation initiated by American Express and Discover over alleged exclusionary practices, resulting in successful settlements.
- Represented the European Commission in multiple abuse of dominance proceedings, including cases involving Rambus; and in cartel cases — including leniency, dawn raids, assessment and setting of fines — involving Schneider, Lafarge and Akzo Nobel, among others.
- Successfully represented the European Commission in a landmark action seeking the reversal of a 25-year-old case law on legal privilege involving Akzo Nobel.
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York~United States (2000)
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