AZB & Partners houses a respected and holistic competition offering across India, handling both merger control and contentious mandates, as well as compliance services. Its areas of expertise include cartel, price-fixing and abuse of dominance investigations and litigation. Known for its representation of leading domestic and global corporates in the technology space, as well as aviation and energy. Adept at assisting clients with leniency applications to the Competition Commission of India. AZB's antitrust law expertise is located across India, with particularly strong expertise in Mumbai, Delhi and Bengaluru.
Samir Gandhi is based in Delhi and heads AZB's competition law department. He is highly respected for his handling of abuse of dominance investigations and leniency applications for high-profile global clients. One client praises his "very pragmatic approach and outstanding connections with the Competition Commission of India," whilst another source says that "his advice is very practical in considering the business situation."
Bharat Budholia in Mumbai is widely respected by clients and often advises in the High Court on abuse of dominance cases, as well as Indian merger control proceedings. According to a client, he "has a business approach to solving competition law issues and is also very well versed with international practices."
Hemangini Dadwal is based in AZB's Bengaluru office and is well regarded for her skills advising on cartel investigations and abuse of dominance cases in the High Court. A client describes her as "always very accommodating and precise in her legal advice."
Ram Kumar Poornachandran in Delhi is recognised in the market for advising on merger control mandates and also has a strong contentious antitrust practice. One client praises his "outstanding grasp of any transaction and provision of out-of-the-box strategies," whilst another source appreciates his "practical approach and business understanding."