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Under editorial review.

Due to the recent division of the firm into two separate firms under the stewardship of Cyril and Shardul Shroff respectively, we will be reviewing each independent firm over the course of this year. A clear and settled editorial posting shall be made in due course. 

Terrific start to finish Competition practice.

The Firm's Competition practice is known to be extremely strong and well supported by the firm's Corporate M&A and Litigation teams to ensure that clients receive complete service, whatever their matter may be. Former partner, Percy Billimoria was reputed as one of the strongest litigating counsels inside a law firm and was often called upon to appear in appeals from the CCI. The firm has also recently hired former Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas practice head, Nisha Kaur Uberoi to bolster its practice. Samir Gandhi remains the cornerstone of the practice and is known to be clear and strategic in his advice.

ELP Active representation of its corporate clientele.

The firm banks on multiple experts that supplement its other practices in providing industry specific advice to its clients. It is known for its Disputes practice with Google being one of its high profile clients. The firm relies on Suhail Nathani's reputation in the market to inspire confidence in its clients as well as a guiding force for its younger attorneys.
JSA Experts in procuring CCI approvals for Mergers and Acquisitions.

The firm provides terrific counsel for its M&A clientele seeking CCI approval. Clients include Berkshire Hathway and Walmart. The firm also has experience in cartel investigations.
Khaitan & Co. A practice with in-depth knowledge of the CCI and the erstwhile MRTPC.

Khaitan's set of lawyers draw upon the years of experience on the other side of the table that their partner Manas Kumar Chaudhari possesses. Manas was the Joint Director Legal of the erstwhile MRTPC and thereafter the additional registrar of its successor CCI. Manas has been involved in the development of the regulatory framework of the country's competition law.
Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan An area that the firm continuously builds on, based on its tremendous IP, regulatory and related practice areas.

With a highly specialised team of experts, the Firm has been representing clients on complex competition law issues involving the interplay of law & technology, as well as law & business operations. The practice is headed by Seetharaman Sampath, who is assisted by Joint Partner Abir Roy. The Firm advises clients across sectors on a full spectrum of competition law issues including anti competitive agreements, abuse of dominant position, competition audit of business practices and arrangements including formulating and conducting audits. They recently represented Honda Cars and Container Corporation of India in high stakes matters, setting precedents along the way.
Luthra & Luthra Expertize in handling cartel cases and COMPAT appeals.

The firm benefits immensely from the experience of GR Bhatia who is the head of the Firm's Competition Practice. Bhatia was the Additional Director General of the CCI and erstwhile MRTPC. He has also been nominated by the Government of India to an Expert Committee formed to make suggestions to the National Competition Policy. While highly coveted attorney Karan Chandhiok has moved on to start his own practice, the firm continues to have a good mix of young and experienced attorneys as part of its Competition Practice.
PLATINUM PARTNERS Go to firm for complex clearances.

The firms Delhi Head, Karam Daulet-Singh also leads the competition practice of the firm. The firm is known for its close relationship with Freshfields, with whom Karam worked for over 4 years in their London office. The firm has represented many high profile clients including United Spirits, Diageo as well as the BG Group.
SDA A firm that is known for excellent strategy.

The firms Competition law practice is boosted by named partner Atul Dua's keen interest in the area. Atul has been known to provide excellent strategic advice not only to the firm's clients, but also as part of consortiums. The firm hired independent expert VK Aggarwal as a partner in 2013, who brings with him a solid reputation before the CCI.
TALWAR THAKORE & ASSOCIATES (IN COLLABORATION WITH VINOD DHALL) Vinod Dhall is one of India's most reputed experts.

Vinod Dhall merged his practice with TTA to strengthen an already strong practice. Vinod formerly served as the Acting Chairman of the CCI prior to establishing his own firm. He is reputed to be one of the foremost authorities on competition law globally. He is in fact also a special consultant to the Government of Bhutan for their Competition Policy. The firm's proximity to Linklaters also gives international clients confidence.


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