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Kirthi Srinivas

Partner; Competition

Kirthi is part of the Competition / Antitrust practice of the firm. His practice includes advising on merger control issues, advising on compliance and risk assessment, and enforcement matters. On the enforcement front, Kirthi is heavily involved in cartel defence and provides end-to-end pragmatic and commercial advise to his clients. Kirthi has also advised several clients on go to market strategy with specific inputs on channel selection, pricing and discount policy from a competition law perspective.

Relevant Experience:

• Advised United Breweries Limited in relation to a cartel investigation in the Beer sector.

• Advising a large cement company in relation to an ongoing cartel investigation.

• Advised Adani group in relation to its acquisition of Holcim India’s cement business (housed under ACC Limited and Ambuja Cements Limited). The deal was valued at USD 10.5 billion.

• Advised Viacom 18 Media Private Limited in relation to securing a CCI approval for its acquisition of Jio Cinema OTT business and the fund infusion from BTS Investment 1 Pte Limited.

• Advised Ontario Teacher’s Pension Plan Board in relation to its acquisition of a 30% stake in Mahindra Susten Private Limited.

• Advised Adani Green Energy Ltd in relation to its acquisition of Softbank Energy Holdings Ltd. The deal was valued at USD 3.5 billion.

Professional Memberships

Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa, India

Publications

• Update on Indian Merger Control Regime: The Small Target Exemption and pitfalls around jurisdictional thresholds for merger filings before the CCI. March 2022. Co-authored with Avaantika, Vijay and Dhruv. Link is here.

• Penalty for penalty: CCI penalises Maruti Suzuki for indulging in resale price maintenance. August 2021. Co-authored with Shreya. Link is here.

• The Antitrust Year in Review – 2020. Jun 2021. Co-authored with Avaantika and Shreya. Link is here.

• CCI issues interim order to relist FabHotels and Treebo. April 2021. Co-authored with Yash. Link is here.

Education

BSL LLB, ILS Law College, 2013

Awards

Ranked ‘Up & Coming’, 2024 and ‘Associates to watch’, 2023- 2022 for Competition/ Antitrust in India

Chambers and Partners

Ranked ‘Recommended Partner’ for Antitrust and Competition

Legal500 2023 and 2021

Ranked ‘Rising Star’ for Competition/ Antitrust

AsiaLaw

2023

Recognised in Who’s Who Legal: Competition – Future Leaders (Non-Partner) in 2021 and 2022

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