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WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

Global Leader

Competition 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

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"Karan is a fantastic lawyer and great colleague to work with"
"He is one of the true thought leaders in the market"

Biography

Karan Singh Chandhiok heads the competition law practice group at Chandhiok & Mahajan. He is ranked amongst the Top 100 lawyers in India by India Business Legal Journal and featured in Global Competition Review 2020’s “40 under 40” list. Karan is considered a leader in competition law by several leading publications such as Chambers and Partners, the Legal 500, Benchmark Litigation, International Financial Law Review, Who’s Who Legal and Asialaw Leading Lawyers.

His practice focuses on all aspects of antitrust law. He has extensive experience in advising and representing clients on mergers, commercial arrangements, strategic alliances, behavioural (cartel and dominance) cases before the CCI, the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal, High Courts and the Supreme Court of India.

Karan advises and represents clients in high-tech and information technology, auto and auto components, aviation, cement, steel, pharmaceutical and medical devices, real estate, chemicals, media, telecom and retail industries.

He has extensive experience in cartel investigations and represented Panasonic in receiving the  first immunity under India's leniency regime. Karan also counsels clients on commercial agreements especially on issues relating to rebates, discounts, licensing, distribution and regulatory compliance.

Karan is a non-governmental adviser to the International Competition Network (ICN). In 2011, as part of the Law Firm Working Group, Karan advised the CCI on the draft merger control regulations, and went on to take an active role in the Committee on the National Competition Law Policy.

Karan is co-chair of the National Council on Competition Law and treasurer of the Competition Law Bar Association. Karan has a BCL degree from the University of Oxford with a specialisation in competition law. He is dual-qualified in India and UK. Prior to moving to India, Karan worked at Allen & Overy’s London office.

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