Clara is Saint-Gobiain’s Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer and Head of legal (Competition law, Anti-corruption, Economic Sanctions/Export control). Previously to her post in Saint-Gobain she was Linklaters antitrust partner based in the Hong Kong office, advising multinational companies on Asian competition law issues, and Asian companies on global antitrust matters. Her experience 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 particularly on cartel cases in a wide range of industries. In the United States, she practised for close to 10 years at top-tier New York firms, focusing on US merger control and private antitrust litigation. Over eight years in Asia, Clara has developed a strong regional competition practice with specific expertise in China and Hong Kong. She is connected to the regulators across the region and has been involved in transactions and investigations in a number of jurisdictions including China, Singapore, Vietnam, Indonesia, Korea, Taiwan and Australia.In Hong Kong, she has been selected and recently reappointed by the Hong Kong Competition Commission as a non-governmental adviser to the International Competition Network, and she has been active in the debates surrounding the law and its implementing guidelines. She also is involved in various investigations as well as the first case before the Hong Kong Competition Tribunal.
Saint-GobainSaint-Gobain’s initiative consists of a practical guide on competition law compliance titled “The Ins and Outs of Competition Law”. This document stresses out the importance of compliance with real examples and explains what the employees should remember in order to be in compliance with competition law in their daily work.