Competition Law in India
  

December 14, 2020

 

 

India became a liberalized and globalized economy in 1991 embracing the free market vision of its western counterparts. This was followed by the need for setting grounds for regulation as a check against the tendencies of players to distort free market competition by indulging in anti-competitive practices.

The Competition Act, 2002 (“Competition Act”) sets the contours of market intervention by the Competition Commission of India (CCI) in India. Similar to EU competition law, the Competition Act has a three pronged regulatory regime: merger review, anti-competitive agreements and abuse of dominance.

Against this background, we launch our updated paper providing an overview on “Competition Law in India”. Our paper will provide a big picture review of the development of competition law in India. The paper also provides a preview on CCI/appellate court analysis and processes in merger review and investigations. Based on review of CCI’s jurisprudence, we conclude by suggesting few general risk mitigation strategies that companies may use as pointers.

The detailed research paper is available here.

 

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Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific: Tier 1 for Government & Regulatory and Tax
2020, 2019, 2018

Legal500 Asia-Pacific: Tier 1 for Tax, Investment Funds, Labour & Employment and TMT
2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

Chambers and Partners Asia Pacific: Band 1 for Employment, Lifesciences, Tax and TMT
2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015

IFLR1000: Tier 1 for Private Equity and Project Development: Telecommunications Networks.
2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2014

AsiaLaw Asia-Pacific Guide 2020: Tier 1 (Outstanding) for TMT, Labour & Employment, Private Equity, Regulatory and Tax

FT Innovative Lawyers Asia Pacific 2019 Awards: NDA ranked 2nd in the Most Innovative Law Firm category (Asia-Pacific Headquartered)

RSG-Financial Times: India’s Most Innovative Law Firm
2019, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014

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