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Managing Partner: Mr Vaibhav Gaggar
Number of partners: 8
Number of lawyers: 25
Languages:English, Hindi

Firm Overview:
Gaggar & Partners is a full service law firm with a special focus on new age economic laws — competition, intellectual property, dispute resolution, gaming, technology, insolvency & bankruptcy, real estate, and white collar crimes. The firm represents various governing bodies (CCI, GDA among others) as well as leading global multi-nationals. The firm prides itself on having one of the most robust competition, gaming, and real estate teams in the country and being able to blend nuanced business understanding strategically with the clients’ litigation and structuring requirements. The partners are highly rated by peers and clients for their expertise in litigation management (across various courts and judicial fora) and efficient handling of top draw and jurisprudence setting matters. Chambers and Partners Asia Pacific 2019 Guide recommended Mr. Vaibhav Gaggar for his expertise in Competition & Anti-Trust matters and further said that “He is acclaimed for his good understanding of the law and skilled advocacy,” and “the Commission’s go-to guy” — alluding to his frequent representation of the CCI

Practice Areas:
■ Anti-corruption & Anti-bribery
■ Arbitration & ADR
■ Competition & Antitrust
■ Corporate & Commercial
■ Disputes & Litigations
■ Environment
■ Gaming & Sports
■ Insolvency & Bankruptcy
■ Intellectual Property Rights
■ Real Estate
■ Technology, Media & Telecommunications
■ White Collar Crimes

Main Areas of Practice:

Competition & Anti Trust:
3 partners; 10 Fee Earners based in New Delhi
■ Excel Crop Care Limited v. CCI & Anr: Engaged as special counsel to represent the CCI before the Supreme Court of India in the case that would decide the jurisprudence on whether penalty on a cartel can be imposed on the Total Turnover or the Relevant Turnover. At stake is potentially billions of dollars of penalties in various cases
Partners: Mr Vaibhav Gaggar, Ms Neha Mishra
■ Reliance Jio Infocom Limited v. Vodafone India Limited: As counsel represented Vodafone India in a high stake matter before CCI wherein a complaint was filed by Reliance Jio alleging that Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India and Idea cellular have indulged in anti competitive activity by way of forming a cartel and are not providing points of interconnect (POIs) required for call to go through
Partners: Mr Vaibhav Gaggar, Ms Neha Mishra
■ Cement Cartelization Case: Successfully represented the CCI before the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal in a matter wherein the highest penalty of Rs. 6,300 crores was imposed (ever) for cartelization by the cement companies
Partners: Mr Vaibhav Gaggar, Ms Neha Mishra, Mr Nitish Sharma
■ Matrimony.Com Limited v. CCI Google LLC: Appointed by CCI to assist the NCLAT on important matters relating to issues governing Technology and Anti-trust laws in India, including a landmark matter wherein Google was fined to the tune of INR 135.86 crores for an alleged abuse of its dominant position in the Online General Web Search and Web Search Advertising Services markets in India
Partners: Mr Vaibhav Gaggar, Ms Neha Mishra
■ Fangs Technology Private Limited (Fangs): Successfully represented Fangs (exclusive distributor of Vivo Mobiles in South India) before the CCI with respect to information filed by Tamil Nadu Consumer Products Distributors Association, alleging resale price maintenance and other anti-competitive issues
Partners: Mr Vaibhav Gaggar, Ms Neha Mishra, Mr Nitish Sharma
■ Bellaire Owners Association v. DLF: Success fully represented the Informant Associations Belaire and Park Place against DLF, to obtain a favourable order from COMPAT upholding the Penalty against DLF of Rs. 630 Crores. This further assisted the CCI to bring about the model draft agreement for the Real Estate Industry, which in fact forms the core of the Real Estate Regulatory Act
Partner: Mr Vaibhav Gaggar
■ Town and Country Planning Department (DTCP), Haryana: Representing DTCP, before the CCI, High Court of Delhi, High Court of Punjab & Haryana in a matter alleging to hold a dominant position in the market for issue of licenses and development of infrastructure for residential plots & colonies, group housing and commercial complexes
Partner: Mr Vaibhav Gaggar, Ms Neha Mishra, Mr Nitish Sharma
Key Clients: Competition Commission of India, Tamil Nadu Film Producers Council (TNFPC), Haicheng Vivo Mobile (India) Private Limited, NTN, Bellaire Association, Birla NEI,
Contact: Vaibhav Gaggar
Tel: +91 11 49093382
Email: [email protected]

Dispute Resolution:
5 Partners: 15 Fee Earners based in New Delhi
■ Citi Bank v BPTP: Represented Citi Bank in disputes relating to Intra Corporate Litigation between Citi Bank, successfully obtaining directions to freeze accounts, initiate proceedings against contempt, followed by fraud restriction, freezing of assets which led to settlement within period of one year
Partners: Mr Vaibhav Gaggar, Nitish Sharma
■ Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA): Representing the GDA before the NCLAT, against the order of the CCI imposing a penalty on GDA for abuse of dominant position with regard to sale of flats under a housing scheme for the economically weaker sections
Partners: Vaibhav Gaggar, Neha Mishra
■ CBI v/s Keshub Mahindra (Bhopal Gas Tragedy): Represented on behalf of the Management in Criminal Curative Proceedings before the Constitutional Bench of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India
Partners: Mr Vaibhav Gaggar
■ Hiten Dalal/ B.R. Acharya Vs. CBI (Supreme Court): Assisted Ld. ASG, on behalf of CBI before the Supreme Court of India in the 1992 stock Market scam. Intricate issues of Securities and Banking laws combined with Criminal jurisprudence involved in the case
Partners: Mr Vaibhav Gaggar
■ Angad Paul/ Swraj Paul Vs. M.D. Jindal: Counsel on behalf of the Jindals in criminal case pertaining to corporate fraud, syphoning of funds by way of circuitous transactions etc
Partners: Mr Vaibhav Gaggar
■ Coal Scam: Conducting trial on behalf of 2 Accused persons in the Coal scam cases before the special Judge, CBI, Delhi
Partners: Mr Vaibhav Gaggar
■ Hyatt Regency: Representing the Hotel Chain as well as the Management before the Supreme Court of India and Delhi High Court in various Criminal cases filed by or against them
Partners: Mr Vaibhav Gaggar, Ms Sumedha Dang Key Clients: Citi Bank, Ghaziabad Development Authority, Hyatt Regency
Contact: Vaibhav Gaggar
Tel: +91 11 49093382
Email: [email protected]

Gaming:
2 Partners; 5 Fee Earners based in New Delhi
■ Conceptualized and presented the architecture of Online Games of Skill Act
■ Appointed by the Government of Nagaland to draft legislation relating to Online Gaming Laws, pursuant to which the ‘Nagaland Prohibition of Gambling and promotion and Regulation of Online games of Skill Act’ was enacted
■ Conceptualised and brought about India’s first online Poker Company – Adda52.com and structured the first merger of industry between Gaussian Networks with Delta Corp
Key Clients: Gausian Networks (Adda 52), Spartan Poker, Bazee games, Quantum Games pvt ltd
Contact: Mr Mithun Rebello
Tel: +91 11 49093382
Email: [email protected]

Contributions

Total 2 contributions

Antitrust Litigation 2020 Law and Practice in India

Vaibhav Gaggar, Neha Mishra, Nitish Sharma, Aayushi Sharma

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Cartels 2020 Law and Practice in India

Vaibhav Gaggar, Neha Mishra, Nitish Sharma, Aayushi Sharma

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