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What the team is known for

Compact, high-quality team with experience across a range of competition issues, notably including large merger filings, and often sought out specifically to handle the competition aspects of a transaction even when another firm is instructed for other aspects. Well placed to advise international clients through the combination of its own in-depth understanding of the domestic scene with access to the resources of the global Linklaters network. Particularly well regarded for its expertise in sectors such as pharmaceuticals, consumer goods, and broadcasting and media, as well as the petrochemical and energy spheres.

Notable practitioners

Head of practice Ram Kumar Poornachandran is recognised in the market for advising on merger control mandates.

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Overview

Our competition practice is recognised as being a market leader for its in-depth industry knowledge and level of service to clients. We are uniquely placed to assist our clients with specialist, strategic antitrust advice to navigate the emerging Indian competition law landscape and are known for the quality of work & advice as reflected in positive client feedback, legal directories and, most importantly, the transactions we work on.

Sector expertise

The practice has developed expertise in the following sectors:

Pharmaceuticals – We represented Novartis in its three-part deal with GSK. Our other clients include Sanofi, Dr. Reddy’s, Lupin, Torrent Pharma and the Organisation of Pharmaceutical Industry.

Media – We represented Newscorp in its acquisition of Walt Disney’s stake in ESPN-Star Sports. We also advise Star India, Fox Studios, Warner Brothers, Network 18, Reliance Jio and Viacom 18.

Petrochemicals – We regularly advise Reliance Industries Ltd. and SRF, in relation to the complex issues in their petrochemicals business.

Energy – We have advised clients such as Reliance, Saint Gobain, GEECL, etc. in relation to antitrust matters.

Members

Poornachandran, Ram Kumar (Head of Department)

Dhawan, Rahat

Joshi, Shubhang

Muthappa, Dinoo

Clients

Apollo Tyres, India

Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, India

Facebook/Whatsapp, USA

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd., Japan

Linde Group, Germany

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd., Japan

Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha Ltd., Japan

PepsiCo India Holdings Limited

Reliance Industries Limited, India

Rosneft Oil Company, Russia

Saint Gobain Glass India Limited, India

Sanofi, France

Schlumberger, India

Siemens AG, Germany

Star India Private Limited, India

Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited, India

Trafigura Pte. Ltd., Singapore

Industries

Auto-parts

Chemicals

Construction

Energy

Food and drink production

Healthcare

Insurance

Life Sciences

Media

Mining

Pharmaceuticals

Retail

Telecommunication

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Department location

1114-1115, DLF Tower B, 11th Floor

Jasola Business Park

New Delhi

Delhi

India

110025

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