Keeping pace with the best global practices and ever evolving and growing Indian economy, India introduced the competition law regime to ensure fair play in the marketplace and amongst the stakeholders involved across industries. The relevant statute, i.e. the Competition Act, 2002, has been fully notified and the provisions regulating ‘anti-competitive agreements’, ‘abuse of dominance’ and provisions pertaining to merger control have also been brought into force.
We have the expertise in advising on competition law issues including merger control, restrictive practices, market dominance and cartel investigations. Our team has the ability to understand the client’s industry in order to appreciate and understand the sector specific issues and develop pragmatic strategies and solutions for our clients on various commercial issues. We have liaised with the applicable regulator, being the Competition Commission of India, and have assisted clients in any filings required under the regime. Our other practice areas ably assist the competition law practice team, and along with any M&A transaction, we advise our clients on any implications with respect to the competition law regime.We assist our clients with:
- Legal and Regulatory Compliance: We advise on legal, strategic and compliance issues relating to competition law. We have the expertise in assisting and advising clients on abuse of dominance matters and merger control filings.
- Compliance with laws on Anti-competitive Agreements: We assist in drafting and reviewing of non-compete agreements, non-disclosure agreements, concession arrangements, joint ventures, distribution systems and such other agreements to minimize issues under the competition law regime.
- Preparing Applications and Filings: We assist in filings and representing clients before the Competition Commission of India.