Jacqueline Arena

Jacqueline Arena

Asia Pacific Counsel, Antitrust/Competition
Jacqueline Arena advises on international competition and EU antitrust issues. Based in Hong Kong, she has broad experience advising Asian companies across the APAC region. She also represents multinational clients across different industry sectors, including financial services and pharmaceuticals.


Ms. Arena has worked on a number of merger transactions involving notifications to the European Commission, as well as multijurisdictional analyses and filings to regulators around the world. In 2015, she undertook a client secondment with a Hong Kong bank to advise on compliance with and implications of the new Hong Kong competition law regime. Ms. Arena joined Skadden in 2017 after previously working at leading international law firms in Brussels and Hong Kong.



  • LL.M., Melbourne Law School, 2011
  • Postgraduate Diploma in EU Competition Law, King’s College London, 2017
  • Postgraduate Certificate In Laws, City University of Hong Kong, 2012
  • GDLP, Australian National University, 2011
  • LL.B. (Hons), Victoria University, 2009


  • Hong Kong

Jacqueline Arena

Asia Pacific Counsel, Antitrust/Competition