Competition / Antitrust

Overview

The Competition practice of the Firm is spread across its six (6) offices in India and handles a wide variety of matters including merger control, abuse of dominance and cartelization for domestic, multinational and public sector undertakings.

The Firm advises its clientele across diverse sectors on critical competition law issues including:

• cartel enforcement and abuse of dominance from a practical and business perspective arising out of mergers, acquisitions, and corporate restructuring across borders.

• compliance audits and online advocacy to marketing, finance employees, Board members, trade associations.

• conducting mock drills and compliances on dawn raids, etc.

• review of responses to the routine industry specific questionnaires of regulators

As the Indian regulator is constantly evolving ways and means to inculcate a healthy culture of competition amongst industries, companies face the two-fold challenge of navigating the regulations and the attendant risks (including reputational risks) while trying to close transactions within limited timeframe. The Firm has, over the years, developed expertise in advising clients in anticipating and dealing with risks thereby reducing transaction timelines.

Focus Areas

Anti-Trust Litigation
Merger control and Anti-Trust Approvals
Small Target Exemptions
Anti-Competitive Agreeme

Key Practice Differentiators

  • Our Corporate clientele include Global Fortune 500 & 100 companies and large Indian conglomerates and MNCs. The global nature of many of our clients’ businesses is complemented by our international footprint and cross-border capability.
  • One of the unique features of our practice is its diversity and the fact that our Anti-trust and Competition law team synergises with the extensive experience of the International Trade law team, the M&A team and the Finance and Tax practice group to provide practical and business oriented solutions relating antitrust issues pertaining to cross border mergers and joint ventures, cartel, abuse of dominance, restrictive practices and related investigations. This ensures that the interests of the clients are well taken care of by minimising the risks and maximising the opportunities deriving from the ever-increasing Competition law compliance.
  • Our strong track record of working with PSUs and MNCs equips us with both the depth of knowledge and the breadth of experience, to understand and anticipate the practical issues and to deliver clear, pragmatic and customised advice to our clients, helping them to achieve their strategic objectives.ate the practical issues and to deliver clear, pragmatic and customized advice to our clients, helping them to achieve their strategic objectives.
Key Contacts

Reena Asthana Khair

Chandrasekhar Tampi

Gagan Verma

Ajay G Prasad

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