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Wednesday, December 2, 2020

 Competition Law in India: The Past, Present and Future Tuesday 8 December 10.00 – 11.30 GMT

Centre of European Law

The Dickson Poon School of Law

Global Competition Law Series (Online)

 Competition Law in India: The Past, Present and Future

Tuesday 8 December 10.00 – 11.30 GMT

Please note this event will be hosted virtually via Zoom. To register for your place please click here.

About the lecture

India is a relatively young antitrust jurisdiction but, in the past ten years, has quickly become a major international player in policy development, enforcement and merger control. This lecture brings together Indian academics, current and past senior officials of the Competition Commission of India and practitioners. It will focus on the development of Indian competition law to explain how we got where we are today, the current enforcement priorities, especially in the digital economy, and reform proposals currently being considered.

About the speakers

Yogesh Pai is Assistant Professor at the National Law University, Delhi. He specializes in intellectual property (IP) law and has cross-cutting research interests at the interface of IP with competition, trade and economic policy. He is currently the Co-Director of Centre for Innovation, Intellectual Property and Competition (CIIPC) at National Law University Delhi. Yogesh is the Thomas Edison Fellow (2017-18) at the George Mason University, Washington D.C.

Dr. Geeta Gouri, former Member of the CCI, is an economist with 15 years of experience working as a Regulatory Economist. She served as Member (Economics) at the CCI for 5 years and prior to that as Director (Tariffs) at the Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission. This unique experience gives her the privilege of being perhaps the only economist in India to be associated with the premiering of the two commissions which ushered competition and markets reforms in the economy.

Payal Malik is Adviser, Economics and Head of the Economics Division at the Competition Commission of India. She is on secondment from PGDAV College, University of Delhi, where she is an Associate Professor of Economics. Formerly she has been a visiting Senior Research Fellow LIRNEasia. She was also visiting National Law University Delhi and teaching a course on Economics of Competition Law to the LLM students. Her areas of expertise are competition law, policy and regulation. She has several years of research and economic consulting experience in network Industries such as power and telecommunication, ICTs, Innovation systems, and Infrastructure.

Manas Kumar Chaudhuri is Partner and Head of Competition Law Practice at Khaitan & Co. He has been in legal profession for over 33 years which includes over 20 years of anti-trust practice. He heads the Competition Law Practice of Khaitan & Co and is an anti-trust litigator. He advises Indian and overseas clients on Competition Law & Policy and related legal/regulatory issues. Prior to joining the profession as a full-time lawyer, Manas has served as a Civil Judge in the West Bengal State Judicial Services, Director (Legal) MRTP Commission and Additional Registrar (Legal) CCI. He has been associated with advising/conducting landmark antitrust and merger control cases both for domestic and overseas clients. Manas also argues regularly before the CCI and Appeal Tribunal and occasionally before the higher Constitutional Courts.

About the chair

Professor Renato Nazzini joined King's College London as Professor of Law in 2012. Previously, he was Professor of Competition Law and Arbitration at the University of Southampton, which he joined from the Office of Fair Trading, then the UK competition authority (now the Competition and Markets Authority), where he was Deputy Director of the Legal and Policy Department and led or advised on major areas of enforcement and policy. His work included the review of the policy on abuse of dominance under Article 102 TFEU, which led to the adoption of the Commission Guidance Paper on Article 102 TFEU, and on the formulation of the policy on actions for damages for competition infringements, which led to major reforms in the UK and in the EU. Professor Nazzini is currently a non-governmental adviser to the International Competition Network (ICN), where he has been particularly active on the Unilateral Conduct Working Group and on the Merger Working Group

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