Kathleen Gooi

Antitrust & Foreign Investment Managing Associate, Hong Kong SAR

"I advise on all aspects of Antitrust & Foreign Investment law in the Asia Pacific region, including competition law investigations and Asian and global merger control."

Overview

Education and qualifications

Publications

Overview

Kathleen is a managing associate in our global Antitrust & Foreign Investment practice, based in Hong Kong SAR.

She has a wide range of experience based on her work both as a regulator and as a private practitioner, across Asia and in the UK.

Kathleen advises on Asia focused mergers, including advising on transaction structures and coordination of multi-jurisdictional filings. She also advises on on-going cartel and distribution investigations in Hong Kong.

Kathleen spent nearly four years as a case manager at the Hong Kong Competition Commission before joining Linklaters. During that time, she managed a wide range of investigations on cartels, and assisted in the formulation of the Commission’s policies, including leniency and cooperation. She also worked at a major PRC law firm based in Hong Kong, advising on a wide range of complex antitrust matters and assisting on SAMR filings.

Prior to moving to Hong Kong, Kathleen worked at a major Malaysian law firm and UK telecoms regulator, OFCOM.

Work highlights
  • Multinational clients on ongoing confidential cartel and antitrust investigations under the Hong Kong Competition Ordinance.
  • CP Group on the US$10.6bn acquisition of Tesco Thailand and Malaysia
  • China Merchants on the expansion of its joint venture Terminal Link with CMA-CGM
  • Various multinational clients in the healthcare, retail, industrial and private equity sectors on competition law issues and compliance across Asia

Education and qualifications

Kathleen studied law at University of the West of England, Bristol. She also holds an LLM in Competition Law from King’s College London.

Publications

Kathleen regularly speaks at industry events. Her publications include:

  • Marcus Pollard and Kathleen Gooi, Getting the Deal Through: Cartel Regulation 2021 – Hong Kong, 10 December 2020
  • Marcus Pollard and Kathleen Gooi, "Work in Progress: Hong Kong’s Competition Law Five Years On", Journal of European Competition Law & Practice, 29 September 2020