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Delicate balance of life sciences laws in India

By Manisha Singh and Pankaj Musyuni, LexOrbis
CHINA INDIA   Life sciences laws in India govern medicines, medical devices, biotechnology and healthcare, safeguarding patients and consumers while ensuring product quality, efficacy and safety. These regulations govern marketing and advertising, intellectual property rights, price and...
Draft Digital Competition Bill

New deadline for feedback on Digital Competition Bill

In response to requests from stakeholders, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs has granted an extension for submissions regarding the draft Digital Competition Bill and the accompanying report from the Committee on Digital Competition Law....
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Ministry seeks feedback on proposed Digital Competition Law

The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) has invited public comment on the Report of the Committee on Digital Competition Law (CDCL) and the accompanying draft bill of a Digital Competition Law. Established in response to...
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AMFI outlines trail commissions for mutual fund distributors

Mutual fund distributors can now earn a trail commission when investors transfer their portfolios to them, as per the circular released by the Association of Mutual Funds in India (AMFI) on 5 March, outlining...
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CCI flags draft penalty rules to competition law

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has proposed a set of draft penalty regulations in response to recent amendments to the country’s competition law. Under these proposed regulations, indirect taxes, trade discounts and intra-group sales...
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India watchdog sets fees to expedite antitrust case disposals

India’s antitrust watchdog has introduced filing fees for miscellaneous applications related to antitrust proceedings in a major effort to discourage frivolous cases. The filing fee varies from INR500 (USD6.25) to INR5,000 based on the applicant’s...
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Anand Pathak > P&A Law Offices > New Delhi > India Top Lawyers 2023-24

The India A-List 2023-2024    Anand Pathak P&A Law Offices New Delhi Tel: +91 11 4139 3939 Email: apathak@palaw.in Practice areas Arbitration & ADR; competition & antitrust; corporate & commercial; M&A Introduction Anand Pathak has extensive experience in advising clients on international mergers and...
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New CCI commissioners act to clear merger filings

The government's appointment of three new commissioners on 19 September helped to resolve a quorum issue that had plagued the Competition Commission of India (CCI) after former chairman Ashok Kumar Gupta retired in late...
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Navigating commercial disputes in India

By Sumeet Kachwaha and Ankit Khushu, Kachwaha & Partners
No one likes the idea of having to dispute outside one’s known territories. However, when a corporation takes on a global footprint, it needs to anticipate being dragged into litigation in unfamiliar waters. In...
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Strategies for South Korean investment in India

By Suneeth Katarki, Rashi Saraf and Swathi Sreenath, IndusLaw
This year marks the 50th anniversary of successful diplomatic relations between South Korea and India. The milestone adds a new dimension to the growing relationship, underscored by recent surging South Korean investment alongside bilateral...
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Law is keeping up with the competition

By Modhulika Bose, P&A Law Offices
During the past few months, a number of important legislative and institutional changes have taken place in the competition law regulatory framework. The Competition (Amendment) Act, 2023 (amendment act), was passed into law in April,...
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Indian Law Firm Awards 2023

Recognising and rewarding exceptional legal work. Katherine Abraham reports India’s legal industry is experiencing a surge in activity, driven by increased deal-flow and record-breaking IPOs. While the most recognised law firms continue to dominate on...
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Developments in India’s big-tech regulation

By Modhulika Bose, P&A Law Offices
Big-tech regulation has gathered steam across the globe and India is no exception. While issues around data privacy and intermediary liability have long been a point of contention in this debate, active regulatory intervention...

The A-List: India’s Top 100 Lawyers 2022

Based on the collective views of in-house counsel and India-focused partners at international law firms, the following are India’s most recommended lawyers and legal icons. The A-List is based on extensive research conducted by India Business...
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Navigating commercial disputes in India

By Sumeet Kachwaha and Ankit Khushu, Kachwaha & Partners
No one likes the idea of having to dispute outside one’s known territories. However, when a corporation takes on a global footprint, it needs to anticipate being dragged into litigation in unfamiliar waters. In this...
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Crystal gazing into the future of competition and digital markets

By Atmaja Tripathy, TMT Law Practice
The rise in the use of digital platforms and emerging technology has forced competition regulators globally to keep up, innovate and widen their competition assessment tools. The Competition Commission of India (CCI) is not...

Indian Law Firm Awards 2022

Discover our other annual awards Award In a celebration of hard work, ingenuity and excellence, India Business Law Journal reveals the winners of the 2022 Indian Law Firm Awards. Vandana Chatlani reports In the past 12...
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A comparison of M&A regulatory updates: India

By Shardul Shroff, Iqbal Khan and Ambarish, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
Global M&A activity has climbed sharply since last year, creating opportunities in emerging markets like India and the Philippines, which have relaxed and liberalised their investment policies India Philippines India witnessed its highest level of deal-making in...
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Private equity and its impact on competition

By Vandana Pai and Gayatri Ramesh, Bharucha & Partners
The Competition Commission of India (CCI) is presently studying private equity (PE) investment in India in order to understand the impact that common ownership may have on competition in the relevant market. The decision...
Trilegal, Khaitan assist India leg of Veolia-Suez merger

Trilegal, Khaitan assist India leg of Veolia-Suez merger

Trilegal advised France-based resource management group Veolia Environnement when India’s antitrust regulator approved its proposed acquisition of a stake in like-minded French multinational Suez, in a deal that values the latter at about USD14.5...

The A-List: India’s Top 100 Lawyers 2021

Based on the collective views of in-house counsel and India-focused partners at international law firms, the following are India’s leading lawyers and legal icons. The A-List is based on extensive research conducted by India Business Law...
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Competition law needs framework for private enforcement

By Vikram Sobti and Anisha Mittal, Chandhiok & Mahajan
Competition law jurisprudence in India has evolved significantly since the Competition Act, 2002 (act), came into force. However, the private enforcement of competition law infringement is yet to take off. Private enforcement claims can only...
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The disputes landscape for foreign investors in India

By Atul Pandey and Ravitej Chilumuri, Khaitan & Co
India has a robust legal system where commercial disputes are generally settled by litigation before the courts, or through arbitration. What are the common areas of dispute and non-compliance that any South Korean investor...
L&L Partners takes on competition expert

L&L takes on competition expert

Competition specialist Kunal Mehra has joined L&L Partners’ New Delhi office as a partner. Mehra joins from Dua Associates, where he was a partner for six years and focused on competition law and M&A. Mehra...
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Indian Law Firm Awards 2021

Discover our other annual awards Award Vandana Chatlani reports India has faced a terrible year battling the covid-19 pandemic. Companies and law firm offices shut shop. Homes were turned into work spaces, and lawyers relied on...
Data protection becomes a competition issue, Avinash Amarnath and Prachi Agarwal, Chandhiok & Mahajan

Data protection becomes a competition issue

By Avinash Amarnath and Prachi Agarwal, Chandhiok & Mahajan
Advances in technology and digitisation have led to an increasing focus on the collection and storage of personal data. The collection, storage and use of such data as customers’ contact details and search preferences...
Competition watchdog breaks data privacy silence

Competition watchdog breaks data privacy silence

India’s antitrust authority has finally broken its silence and identified the relationship between data privacy and competition. But although the market study on the telecommunications industry touched upon data privacy issues, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) fell short...
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SC expands role of informant under Competition Law 

In a noteworthy judgment pronounced by the Supreme Court, the locus standi (right or capacity to bring an action or to appear in a court) of a person as an informant in matters pertaining...
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Competition law and problems of common ownership

By Deeksha Manchanda and Vishnu Suresh, Chandhiok & Mahajan
The Competition Commission of India (CCI) recently announced that it will study common ownership by minority shareholders through private equity (PE) funds and its impact on competition. This announcement has drawn attention to competition...
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The A-List: India’s Top 100 Lawyers 2020

Watch this space. You are looking at the 2020 A-List, which was published in December 2020. Click here for the 2021 A-List! Based on the collective views of in-house counsel and India-focused partners at international...
One-sided clauses in builder-buyer agreements unfair, says Supreme Court

Embassy Group subsidiaries to merge with Indiabulls

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co (SAM) advised the Embassy Group on the proposed merger of the assets of two of its subsidiaries – NAM Estates and Embassy One Commercial Property Developments – with Indiabulls Real Estate. SAM...
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Carlyle continues India investment with Nxtra stake

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and L&L Partners advised entities within the Carlyle Group when it agreed to acquire a 25% stake in Bharti Airtel's data centre arm, Nxtra Data. Bharti Airtel, which will retain the remaining...
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Jio-Facebook deal: Competition in jeopardy?

On 23 April, the Indian market saw one of its biggest deals go off. Facebook bought a 9.9% stake in Jio Platforms for a whopping US$5.7 billion. With Jio attracting the largest FDI deal...
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Indian Law Firm Awards 2020

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Competition and COVID-19: Compliance for businesses

By Deeksha Manchanda and Shruthi Rao, Chandhiok & Mahajan
Competition authorities worldwide including in the UK, the US, Australia and the EU have responded swiftly to the unprecedented situation created by the COVID-19 pandemic. In India, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) has...
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2019 was a significant year in competition law

By Vaibhav Choukse and Nripi Jolly, J. Sagar Associates
2019 marks a decade of enforcement by the Competition Commission of India (CCI), following the notification in 2009 of the antitrust provisions of the Competition Act, 2002 (act). Despite challenges to its jurisdiction and...
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Regaining momentum: Outlook for Indian M&A in UK, Europe

While geopolitical events are slowing deal activity, the country remains an attractive and growing economy with strong long-term prospects The year 2018 witnessed a steady flow of significant, strategic deals and PE investments, with deal...
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Settlement of cases under Indian competition law

By Karan S. Chandhiok and Salman Qureshi, Chandhiok & Mahajan
With competition law turning a decade old, there has, predictably, been a steep learning curve for the enforcement structure. The government recently constituted the Competition Law Review Committee to review the current provisions of...

Developments in trademark law in India

By Safir Anand and Twinky Rampal, Anand & Anand
As brand identification moves beyond traditional realms and into ever more interesting spheres of influence, staying abreast of trends and changes to law in the Asian region is imperative Navigation: India | Philippines | Sri Lanka | Taiwan   The...

Staying compliant with competition law for M&A

By Simran Dhir and Dhruv Agarwal, S&R Associates
M&A transactions typically involve information exchanges between parties prior to completion including for due diligence, merger control notifications, the satisfaction of interim covenants, and integration planning. All such information exchanges must be carried out...
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Competition Act gets constitutionality check

By Karan Singh Chandhiok, Vikram Sobti and Lagna Panda, Chandhiok & Mahajan
In a seminal decision, Delhi High Court, while deciding on the constitutionality of certain provisions of the Competition Act, 2002 (act), has given various observations on the remit of the Competition Commission of India...
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Indian Law Firm Awards 2019

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India in 2019

Three prominent in-house counsel foretell the risks and opportunities in the pharma, data privacy and e-commerce sectors Pharma: evolving priorities The year ahead will see pharma companies and their general counsel (GC) continue to grapple with...

India GCs gather to explore ‘big data’ issues

The Indian Corporate Counsel Association (ICCA), together with Covington and Chandhiok & Mahajan, organized a successful roundtable discussion on 12 October at The Leela, Gurgaon, entitled “The Control of Big Data – Issues, Challenges...

Big data: A new frontier for competition law

By Kalyani Singh and Mohith Gauri, Chandhiok & Mahajan
Big data and data-driven innovations have become an important part of our digital society. Big data has the potential to significantly improve services and products. Given the ubiquity and the impact of big data,...

Competition regulator introduces DIY tool

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has introduced a do-it-yourself (DIY) notifiability check tool for companies to find out if they need to notify the body about acquisitions or amalgamations. The DIY tool asks...
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The competition lawyer’s handbook

India’s antitrust regulator releases new guidance for strengthening antitrust compliance. Avirup Bose and Sagardeep Rathi report A recent article in IBLJ’s sister publication Asia Business Law Journal – entitled “A Regional Comparison of Competition Law”...
Commission dismisses complaint against WhatsApp

Commission dismisses complaint against WhatsApp

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) recently rejected a case filed under section 19(1)(a) of the Competition Act, 2002, against WhatsApp alleging contravention of section 4 of the act. In Shri Vinod Gupta v WhatsApp...
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A regional comparison of competition law

Competition laws within the region are developing rapidly. Clampdowns on abusive activity are more frequent, while enforcement agencies are communicating more across borders to assist their investigations. There has never been a greater need...
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Indian Law Firm Awards 2016

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Thailand’s cabinet approves trade competition act

After years of debate and various drafts proposed by interested parties, Thailand’s Cabinet finally approved the draft Trade Competition bill, proposed by the Department of Internal Trade, at a meeting on 11 October 2016. This...

The A-List: INDIA’S TOP 100 LAWYERS

Based on research conducted by India Business Law Journal in association with the Indian Corporate Counsel Association, the following are India’s top 100 lawyers (excluding senior counsel). Biographies and contact details, where provided, were...

HKIAC and arbitration in Asia: Japan, Singapore, India and Hong Kong

The battle for global supremacy in an industry of conflict avoidance is opening new fronts in Asia, where a fierce duel is ongoing, writes Paul Campbell Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre’s (HKIAC) newly appointed secretary-general Sarah...

Lafarge divests India Business to Nirma

LafargeHolcim has agreed to divest its interest in Lafarge India to Nirma for US$1.4 billion. The deal is subject to approval by the Competition Commission of India. Lafarge India operates three cement plants and two...

Ease of doing business in India: opportunities unleashed

By Rabindra Jhunjhunwala and Stuti Galiya, Khaitan & Co
The Modi government’s intention to revitalize the Indian economy positively affected the business environment post 2014 general elections. According to the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) World Investment Report 2015, India acquired...

Make in India?

What are the realities of investing and making in India? What has changed and what hasn’t? Rebecca Abraham reports On 2 July 2014, six weeks after Narendra Modi was sworn in as prime minister of India, the...

Roadblocks to banking amalgamations in India

By Jay Parikh and Aastha Khurana, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
The cut-throat competition in India’s banking industry, together with the cocktail of systemic difficulties that the industry faces, present stiff challenges to stabilized and sustained growth. The issues being faced by the banking industry...

The road ahead for FDI to meet India’s growth target

By Damini Bhalla and Akshay Jain, Luthra & Luthra Law Offices
The prime minister, during “Make in India” week, urged investors to “seize the opportunity and invest” in India. The government’s drive to woo foreign direct investment (FDI) led to reforms in over 15 sectors...
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Indian Law Firm Awards 2015

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Competition googly may prove tricky for Google

By Manisha Singh and Priya Anuragini, LexOrbis
For internet users of today, Google is a synonym for web search. Such is the clout of the company that users don’t search for information, they google it. However, for the past few years...
India Business Law Journal

Exposing India’s dark underbelly

Is business driven by innovation or ill-gotten gains? According to Rajeev Chandrasekhar, the former owner of BPL Mobile and a respected commentator on corporate affairs in India, it is the latter. His comment about the...
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Indian Law Firm Awards 2014

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India in 2015

Six prominent figures from India’s in-house counsel community share their views on the legal developments that will shape domestic and international business in the coming year The Indian economy is expected to witness accelerated growth...

Recent key developments in the competition arena

By Amit Tambe and Kunal Chandra, Trilegal
The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has been in the spotlight recently. Four of the reasons are outlined below. First dawn raid conducted The CCI conducted its first dawn raid, at the Delhi office of JCB,...

India Business Law Directory 2014

India Business Law Journal presents its annual report on the state of play in India’s legal market, accompanied by an essential directory of more than 50 of the country’s leading commercial law firms Legal market report by...

Head to head: A comparison of Indian and Chinese trademark law

Keen to burnish your brand in the China market? Bai Gang, Huang Hui and Paul Ranjard set the scene with all you need to know. Amendments to the Trademark Law and how it is...
By Amit Tambe and Kunal Chandra, Trilegal

Coal India penalty is first for a public sector entity

By Amit Tambe and Kunal Chandra, Trilegal
In a landmark decision on 9 December 2013, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) imposed its first penalty against a state-run enterprise, ordering Coal India to pay ₹17.73 billion (US$286.2 million) for abusing its...

Indian Law Firm Awards 2013

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Injecting competition

Acquiring pharmaceutical companies in India is increasingly sensitive. Rebecca Abraham gets under the skin of Mylan’s recent acquisition of Agila Specialties On 5 December 2013, in a US$1.6 billion transaction, Mylan, a leading US-based generics...

Focus on aviation foreign investment in India after Jet-Etihad deal

By Santosh Pai, Vikas Kumar, D H Law Associates
The civil aviation industry is a barometer of prevailing economic sentiment. A disproportionately visible subset of this industry is the airline segment, whose glamour is also a matter of national pride in India. However,...

India in 2014

In-house lawyers from nine companies and a senior advocate foretell the challenges and opportunities that lie in store for India-focused general counsel I hope that 2014 will herald a period of calm following the volatility...

Revitalizing India

Ten legal thought leaders talk candidly about India’s economic woes and outline a series of bold measures to put the shine back into the country’s economy The odds appear to be stacked against India at...

India brings into force new Companies Act

India has enacted the Companies Act, 2013, which will replace the existing Companies Act, 1956. The provisions of the new act will be brought into effect in phases. Some of the key features of the...
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Balancing competition and intellectual property rights

By Mihir B Kamdar and Akshay Puranik, Udwadia Udeshi & Argus Partners
Conceptually, it would appear that in certain cases intellectual property rights (IPR) and competition/antitrust law cannot really coexist with each other. The law relating to IPR seeks to encourage innovation by allowing an owner...

India Business Law Directory 2013

India Business Law Journal presents its annual legal market report and directory of Indian law firms. Amid challenging times for India’s lawyers and law firms, Rebecca Abraham checks the pulse of the country’s legal profession The...

Hockey India must split roles to avoid conflicts of interest

Ruling in Dhanraj Pillay & Ors v M/s Hockey India, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) recently directed Hockey India to split its regulatory and commercial functions, even as it found no evidence that...
Santosh Pai and Nusrat Hassan are partners at D H Law Associates.

A primer on antitrust rules in India relevant for Chinese companies

By Santosh Pai and Nusrat Hassan, DH Law Associates
Since most Chinese companies enter India to tap its growing domestic market, it is imperative for them to familiarise themselves with the provisions of the Indian antitrust laws governing competition. The Competition Act, 2002 regulates...

Does competition law apply to intra-group agreements?

By R Sudhinder and Vaibhav Manu Srivastava, Udwadia Udeshi & Argus Partners
Sections 3(3) and 3(4) of the Competition Act, 2002, prohibit anti-competitive agreements between enterprises at the same level of the production chain and between those at different levels of the production chain respectively. However,...

Post-DLF: Developers and competition law in India

By Ramya Hariharan and Arka Majumdar, Udwadia Udeshi & Argus Partners
In an unprecedented order, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) in August 2011, in the case of Belaire Owners’ Association v DLF Limited and Huda, imposed a penalty of ₹6.3 billion (US$115 million) on...
By Andrew D Little and Kyle Donnelly, Bennett Jones LLP

Competition commissioner has a busy year in Canada

By Andrew D Little and Kyle Donnelly, Bennett Jones LLP
Canada’s commissioner of competition was very active in 2012. As the person responsible for enforcing the Competition Act, the commissioner and staff at the Competition Bureau inquire into potentially anti-competitive activities and transactions affecting...
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Commission alters DLF apartment buyer’s agreement

The Competition Commission of India (CCI), in a recent judgment in Belaire Owners’ Association v DLF Limited, HUDA & Ors, passed a supplementary order modifying the apartment buyer’s agreement entered into between DLF and...

India’s first long-form merger filing approved

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has approved India’s first form II merger notification since merger control was implemented in June 2011. This long-form filing relates to the acquisition of 65.12% of the equity...
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Merger control in India: 18 months, 85+ decisions

By Adity Chaudhury, Udwadia Udeshi & Argus Partners
Merger control as a concept may have existed in India for a few decades, but never has the term evinced as much interest in this country as it has in the last two years....

India in 2013

Legal practitioners and in-house counsel share some of their predictions for the year ahead Bhavna Thakur, director, capital markets origination equities, Citigroup Global Markets India: For the Indian economy and capital markets, 2012 has been...
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Pro-consumer bill aims to regulate builders in India

By Amitabh Chaturvedi and Ekta Sukhramani, Mine & Young
The Indian government’s Real Estate (Development & Regulation) Bill aims to protect the interests of home buyers by regulating and bringing transparency to real estate transactions. The bill has been greeted with delight and...

Kochhar hires competition lawyer

Piyush Gupta has joined Kochhar & Co in Gurgaon as a partner and the head of its competition advisory group. Gupta has almost a decade of experience in the competition law regimes of India and...
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India on the move again?

“No power on earth can stop an idea whose time has come” These words, penned by Victor Hugo, were famously quoted in 1991 at the start of India’s liberalization programme by the then finance minister...

India Business Law Directory 2012

India Business Law Journal presents its annual legal market report and directory of Indian law firms Legal market report by Rebecca Abraham Sitting at the Gurgaon office of the 240-lawyer, five-office law firm that he has...

Khaitan poaches competition from Amarchand Mangaldas

Khaitan & Co has recruited competition specialist Paku Khan from Amarchand Mangaldas. Khan joins as executive director of competition law at the firm. Before working with Amarchand, Khan practised as a senior lawyer with A&L...

Healthy competition: China v India

Suzanne Rab, a partner at King & Spalding in London, has experience in proceedings before the UK’s competition and regulatory authorities, and the European Commission. Jet Zhisong Deng is a partner at T&D Associates...
Suchitra Chitale, Chitale & Chitale Partners

Recent CCI orders clarify facets of Competition Law

By Suchitra Chitale, Chitale & Chitale Partners
The past few months have seen a flurry of activity with the Competition Commission of India (CCI) ruling on important issues and with the passing of the Competition Commission of India (Procedure in regard...
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India in 2012

Business and legal professionals share their forecasts for the coming year Capital markets Sandip Bhagat, partner, S&R Associates: The Indian capital markets experienced declining activity in 2011. The trends that impacted the Indian market include the...

Keeping up with the competition

A case study reveals how to ride the regulatory waves created by India’s new competition regime as well as similar laws in the UK, the US and the EU By Suzanne Rab The introduction of India’s...

Legal Market Report & Directory of Indian Law Firms – 2011

To accompany this year’s directory of Indian law firms, India Business Law Journal consulted widely with the country’s legal practitioners to reveal the current state of play in the legal market Vandana Chatlani reports Ashopkeeper in...

Indian Law Firm Awards 2010

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JVs and competition law: Uncertain times ahead

By Pallavi Shroff and Harman Singh Sandhu, Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co
The Competition Act, 2002, aims to promote competition and to prevent practices that adversely affect competition. The Competition Commission of India (CCI) is the statutory body created to enforce the act. Sections 3 and 4...

Legal Market Report & Directory of Indian Law Firms 2010

Indian law firms are grappling with a flood of new legislation as they attempt to capitalize on the resurgent economy By Vandana Chatlani In recent weeks resurgent monsoon rains have brought chaos to India’s capital city...
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The Indian politicians (at it again) league

By Anahita Irani and Bharat Budholia, Juris Corp
Honore de Balzac once said: “Behind every great fortune there is a crime”. The third season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) attracted more than just the cricket lover – it attracted the Indian Income...

Foreign colleges inch closer to India

The union cabinet last month approved the Foreign Educational Institution (Regulation of Entry and Operation) Bill, 2010, paving the way for foreign universities to set up fully fledged operations in India. The bill, which...

Indian Law Firm Awards 2009

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Competition law worries need to be addressed

By Satvik Varma, Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co
Although in its nascent stage, India’s revised competition law is set to change the way the nation’s business is conducted. Competition legislation seeks to protect consumer welfare and prevent concentration of economic power. The Competition...
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Competition law and the war of exchanges

By Anahita Irani and Prachi Loona, Juris Corp
Globalization, and relaxation in India’s foreign investment policy, have resulted in strong competition for the local market, which in turn has mandated higher standards of practice among market participants. With this desirable outcome in...

Khaitan hire boosts competition

Khaitan & Co has welcomed the arrival of leading competition lawyer Manas Kumar Chaudhuri to its New Delhi office. Chaudhuri joins as a partner heading the firm’s competition law practice. He brings to the table...
India Business Law Journal

All aboard the India Express

‘The train to the Flat World is leaving the station ... It is time to mind the gaps and get on board’ So says a recent report by IT and outsourcing giant Infosys, capturing the...

India Business Law Journal’s 2009 Directory of Indian Law Firms

After surviving months of economic turbulence, Indian lawyers are priming themselves for the legal market’s resurgence and the chance to lead distressed clients to safety. Vandana Chatlani reports The Indian legal market is buzzing with talk...
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Competition Commission faces multiple tasks

By Ravi Singhania and Sunil Kumar,Singhania & Partners
From curbing monopolies to promoting competition, India has evolved from a gendarme policing big businesses into a dynamic regulator of competition. The object of the Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices Act, 1969 (MRTP), was...
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A passage to India

Denied the ability to practise law within India, international law firms have created centres of legal excellence outside the country to serve their India-focused clients George W Russell investigates where India-related deals are being done By common...
Anand S Pathak,Partner,P&A Law Offices

India’s anti-trust regime requires clarity

By Anand S Pathak,P&A Law Offices
On 15-16 March, the International Bar Association, the Bar Association of India and the Confederation of Indian Industry, among others, held an International Conference on India’s New Merger Notification Regime. Leading competition law practitioners and...
Anand S Pathak,Partner,P&A Law Offices

Competition Act could be ‘at war with itself’

By Anand S Pathak,P&A Law Offices
On 13 January 2003, the Competition Act, 2002, received Rresidential assent. The act establishes a Competition Commission to “prevent practices having adverse effect on competition, to promote and sustain competition in markets, to...
Monopoly

Laws of competition

As India introduces a new anti-monopoly regime, valuable insights may be drawn from Australia’s experience Dave Poddar and Nicholas Lingard explain The Indian Competition (Amendment) Act, 2007, which was passed into law on 10 September, updated...
India economy

India in 2008

By Shardul Thacker, Mulla & Mulla & Craigie Blunt & Caroe
Shardul Thacker previews the regulatory changes that foreign and domestic businesses may witness during the coming year India’s fast-moving economy hinges, to a large degree, on timely legislative reform and regulatory development. Authorities must stay...
JSA Advises Hero Future Energies

JSA advises on USD450m Hero Future Energies deal

JSA has advised Hero Future Energies Global (HFE Global) and Hero Future Energies Private Limited (HFE India) in securing a INR36 billion (USD450 million) private equity investment from global firm KKR. Partners Manvinder Singh and...
Shardul Amarchand advises Apollo Hospitals deal

Shardul Amarchand advises on INR32bn Apollo Hospitals deal

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co has advised Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited (AHEL) and Apollo Healthco in a multi-phase transaction involving global private equity investor Advent International and pharmaceutical distributor Keimed. The transaction involves Advent International...
Luthra & Luthra Assist Sanyo Steel

Luthra and Luthra assist Japanese steelmaker on CCI approval

Luthra and Luthra Law Offices has assisted Sanyo Special Steel to secure approval from the Competition Commission of India to acquire a 15.43% shareholding in Sanyo Special Steel Manufacturing India (SSMI) from joint venture...
Google's Service Fee

Pause

A decision by a US tech giant to delist Indian apps has sparked the ire of the government and the competition regulator. The confrontation positions the authorities as safeguarding domestic players and preventing abuse...
CCI imposes penalty guidelines

CCI imposes penalty guidelines for anticompetitive conduct

India announced the penalty guidelines for anticompetitive conduct in early March, giving the antitrust watchdog the discretion to impose penalties based on global turnover. While the Competition Commission of India (CCI) can impose a...

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