Competition

The new Competition Law Act was made necessary with the emergence of various E-commerce portalswebsites, multiple public and private aviation fleets, companies investing in the varied innovation and research and development in intellectual property.Mmerger control, anti – competitive agreements, including cartel enforcement, abuse of dominance, competition advisory, competition audit and compliance have become an essential part of the Competition law practice. The team regularly acts for complainants and for defendants in various conduct/ behavioural inquiries before the CCI, the Competition Appellate Tribunal (“COMPAT”) and the Supreme Court and have representing national and multi -national of India and are currently representing clients in some of the most contentious investigations that are currently underway in India.Preventing abuse of dominant position appears to be one of the key focus areas of the CCI’s enforcement policy.

The Competition Act, 2002 (the Competition Act) empowers the CCI to scrutinize agreements – both horizontal and vertical, to see whether they result in an appreciable adverse effect on competition in the relevant market in India. We have forayed into this area of law and continue to build our practice.Our team has advised numerous domestic and international companies in a number of sectors, on the compatibility of provisions contained in supply and distribution agreements, as well as other exclusive arrangements, cartel investigations, joint ventures etc. for compliance with the provisions of the Competition Act.

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