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Blue sky thinking

The competition regulator has over the years allowed companies to undertake innovative commitments to enable their mergers to go through, writes Soumya Hariharan of Trilegal. In the past nine years, the merger regime in India...

Deals of the Year 2019

India Business Law Journal reveals the most significant deals and disputes of 2019 and the law firms that worked tirelessly to bring them to fruition The best transactions for the past year in India came...

CCI balances need for confidentiality, disclosure

By Vikram Sobti and Shruthi Rao, Chandhiok & Mahajan
On 20 November 2019, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) introduced the CCI (General) Amendment Regulations, 2019. The amendment to the CCI (General) Regulations, 2009 (general regulations), allows for the disclosure of an informant’s...

Taking a lenient approach to leniency

By Karan Chandhiok and Ruchi Khanna, Chandhiok & Mahajan
Leniency programmes have been adopted by several competition authorities as the most effective tool to detect and deter cartel conduct. A study of 52 European Commission decisions adopted between 1 May 2004 and 1...

News in Brief

Co-founder starts disputes firm Arush Khanna, the co-founder and a partner at Trinaya Legal, has started Numen Law Offices with lawyers George Thomas, Lakshmi Raman and Chaitanyaa Bhandarkar. The firm is a dispute resolution and...

Deals in Brief

Laureate sells India business Netherlands-based Global University Systems (GUS) has acquired the education and related support services business of US-based Laureate Education in India for US$150 million. The acquisition includes a University Grants Commission-recognized university...

Blackstone takes stake in test prep company Aakash

Blackstone invested ₹13.5 billion (US$190 million) in the test preparation education company, Aakash Educational Services (AESL), picking up a 37.5% stake in the company. “The transaction was complex and riveting,” S&R partner Mohit Gogia told...

The A-List 2019

India Business Law Journal reveals the country’s top lawyers and legal icons in 2019 ACCESS THE A-LIST 2019 The fourth annual edition of the A-List is a continuation of India Business Law Journal’s efforts to recognize...

New dawn for CCI’s investigation techniques

By Karan Chandhiok and Lagna Panda, Chandhiok & Mahajan
Dawn raids are unannounced search and seizure operations conducted by the director general (DG) of the Competition Commission of India (CCI), or investigators acting under the DG’s authority in accordance with the Competition Act,...

Dial M for merger

Significant merger activity in the telecoms sector provides a window into merger regulation and control on a global scale, writes Kalpana Tyagi The past few years have been dynamic for the telecommunications sector worldwide. Significant...

Deals in brief

Hain sells Tilda to Ebro J Sagar Associates (JSA) advised and assisted on the Indian leg of the global sale of the Tilda rice business by the Hain Celestial Group to Ebro Foods. JSA advised the...

CCI exercises leniency in electric power steering cartel

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has passed its 10th leniency order involving an application under the Lesser Penalty Regulations, 2009. “The CCI’s key focus continues to be cartel enforcement and it uses its twin...
Manoj Kumar and Sukrit Kapoor, Hammurabi & Solomon

Commercial implications of Qualcomm patent judgment

By Manoj Kumar and Sukrit Kapoor, Hammurabi & Solomon
A recent decision of the Northern California district court in Federal Trade Commission v Qualcomm Inc is being seen as a high point for numerous cases of litigation not only in the US but...
CCI dismisses complaint against cinema owners

CCI dismisses complaint against cinema owners

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) dismissed a complaint filed by Unilazer Ventures against FICCI Multiplex Association of India and its members for allegedly carrying out anti-competitive practices. “ is an important decision, where CCI...
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Leaders of the pack

India Business Law Journal reveals the top international law firms for India-related matters. Vandana Chatlani reports. Five years ago, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi first came to power he was described by former CNN New...

ICN guidelines on engaging parties in investigations

By Karan Chandhiok and Shruthi Rao, Chandhiok & Mahajan
The International Competition Network (ICN) recently concluded its 18th Annual Conference in Cartagena, Colombia. The ICN introduced the Recommended Practices for Investigative Process (RPIP), a set of procedural guidelines drafted by the members to...
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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...

Protecting the innovators

Chitra Iyer, head of intellectual property and standards at Philips India, argues that India’s first judgment on standard essential patents is for the greater good India is slowly emerging as a land of opportunity for...

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...

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...