Competition Laws

Vaish Associates Competition Law & Policy Team, amongst the first few in India, to start a dedicated competition law practice in July, 2009, is known for its excellent litigation management and advisory services. The Team, based in New Delhi and Mumbai has represented clients across various sectors of economy before the Competition Commission of India (CCI), the Competition Appellate Tribunal (COMPAT) and the High Court /Supreme Court and has many merger filings before CCI to its credit. The Team has to its credit the record of representing the maximum number of cases of alleged cartelization with success and has won recognition for its efforts from Chambers & Partners (Asia Pacific) and Global Law Experts, amongst other legal assessors.  
Competition law is a blend of economics and law. Sound economic analysis of vexed competition law issues is our USP. Our lawyers, with qualification in both law and economics, are adept in applying economic principles in resolving legal matters on competition law.  Our lawyers, with background of having actually worked in CCI, enjoy excellent working relationships with officials of CCI and COMPAT along with other key departments of the governments. 
Mr M. M. Sharma heads the Competition Law & Policy team in VA since 2009 and has over 30 years’ experience as an Advocate of Delhi High Court and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Economics of Competition Law from Kings College, London.  He has worked in CCI as Additional Registrar during 2006-2008 and was responsible for drafting the Implementing Regulations under the Competition Act, 2002. He has experience of working as Head-Legal /In-house Counsel for a large Corporate Group before joining VA in 2009. He has represented clients as an independent arguing Counsel in landmark cases decided by CCI, COMPAT and Delhi High Court. As a prolific writer, he contributes articles and is regularly quoted on competition issues in National Newspapers and interviewed by TV Channels. He also teaches as a visiting faculty in various Universities and Institutions and is widely regarded as a subject expert in various Committees of Apex Business Chambers, such as FICCI, CII, ASSOCHAM and PHD CCI.  

Mr. Sharma has been mentioned as a “Notable Practitioner” in the “Competition/Antitrust” category of Chambers & Partners (Asia Pacific) Ranking of Leading Lawyers for Business in India for the year 2012 and 2013.  VA’s competition law and policy team has also been awarded the Law Firm of the Year Award for “Competition/Antitrust Law” for 2013 by the Indian Business Law Journal.