G.R. Bhatia

Luthra and Luthra Law Offices

Mr. G. R. Bhatia is a Partner and Head of the Competition Law Practice Group. A former Additional Director General of the CCI and the erstwhile Monopolies & Restrictive Trade Practices Commission, he underwent intensive training in ‘Anti-monopoly Laws in Japan’ organized by the Japan Fair Trade Commission and has also attended training programmes on ‘Unilateral Conducts and Cartelisation’ organized by the Korean Fair Trade Commission in Seoul. He was also associated with the amendments which were made to the Competition Act in 2007, and spearheaded the L&L team that advised the FTC and the DoJ in aligning the U.S. antitrust internal reference materials with Indian laws and circumstances.

Mr. Bhatia represents and appears before the CCI and the Competition Appellate Tribunal (COMPAT) on competition issues. He is an Ombudsman for several German majors on issues relating to anti-competitive and anti-corruption in the Indian jurisdiction. He has appeared as a Competition Law Expert in various courts including the London Court of International Arbitration.

In recognition of his in-depth experience in the field of competition law, Mr. Bhatia was appointed by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India, as an Expert on the National Committee on Competition Policy.