Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Competition/Antitrust Department

India
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Notable practitioners

Aparna Mehra (see p.XYZ) specialises in merger control matters, offering notable experience in the handling of the most complex mandates and of those involving insolvency issues. She wins praise as a partner who is "able to sift through a lot of information without having to ask for instructions on every piece" and who can maintain "great transparency in an area with a lot of confidentiality, making the business teams very comfortable."

Harman Sandhu (see p.XYZ) commands increasing respect in this space, market sources declaring themselves "very impressed with his capabilities" and identifying him as a "central pillar of the team." Others prize his combination of industry-specific with multi-jurisdictional expertise to "come up with the best advice." He stands out for his assured handling of the competition aspects of large, cross-border transactions.

Naval Chopra (see p.XYZ) focuses closely on abuse of dominance issues, particularly those affecting the disruptive industries, and also takes on a variety of other contentious, and transaction-related mandates. He is valued by referees as a "very practical, commercially sound and solution-oriented business partner" who serves, not only as a "go-to person for any kind of dispute resolution issue," but also as someone with whom to "discuss strategies in the competition space" more generally.

Managing partner Pallavi Shroff (see p.XYZ) is widely acknowledged as "a stalwart in the field of competition law," best known for her handling of cartel, abuse of dominance and other contentious issues, but increasingly active providing strategic oversight on very large-scale, multi-jurisdictional merger control mandates. One client, who identifies her as "a main reason for going to the firm," speaks of a "great sense of comfort that she was handling the matter - always there to step in at a critical juncture."

Shweta Shroff Chopra (see p.XYZ) stands out for long-established experience in the competition sphere, most notably in the areas of merger control and enforcement. Her gift for clear exposition attracts special praise, both as a direct provider of "to-the-point, easy-to-understand advice" and as a communicator at senior management levels, one interviewee reporting that she "did a very good job laying out exactly and transparently how the whole project would work" in this role.