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Global Guide 2022
India Competition/Antitrust
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Band 3

1 Ranked Lawyers

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Touchstone Partners

The firm has been involved in advising large global and Indian corporations on all aspects of competition law including merger control, cartel investigations and leniencies, anti competitive agreements, abuse of dominance, general competition advisory and compliance and audit work. We regularly appear before the Competition Commission of India, the Director General and various judicial forums including the appellate tribunal and the Supreme Court.

Work Highlights

Key matters include:

  • A leading sovereign wealth fund, in obtaining merger control clearance in relation to its proposed investment in an Indian airports operator.
  • Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), in advising on the Indian merger control aspects in respect of the acquisition of the shares of, and control over, Virtusa Corporation by, inter alia, CPPIB.
  • HDFC Limited, in obtaining merger control clearance for its acquisition of Apollo Munich Health Insurance Company and the subsequent merger of Apollo Munich into HDFC Ergo.
  • Reliance Industries Limited, in advising in relation to discount policies with respect to its petrochemicals business and suggested remedial measures.

  • Acted for a leading global auto-parts company in relation to an ongoing cartel investigation.

  • Advised a leniency applicant (individual) in relation to a cartel investigation in the beer sector.

  • Advised a leniency applicant in relation to a cartel investigation in the railways sector.

Chambers Review

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Competition/Antitrust - India
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Band 3
What the team is known for

Touchstone Partners' team in Delhi is noted for its expertise in merger control matters in India, as well as antitrust enforcement work. Regularly acts for blue-chip multinationals across multiple sectors, including household names such as BP, Porsche and CDPQ, on their Indian competition law requirements, notably including the evaluation of regulatory risk. Also advises on client interactions with the CCI and other regulatory bodies. Well practised in advising on cartel and abuse of dominance investigations.

Notable Practitioners

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Vinod Dhall
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Vinod Dhall
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Senior Statespeople

Vinod Dhall in Delhi is highly respected by market sources and clients alike for his comprehensive knowledge, often acting as a senior adviser on complex cartel investigations. A client says that "he always guides us with his knowledge and experience as a senior counsel."

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Siemens AG (Germany)

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