Kanika Chaudhary Nayar

DSK Legal

Kanika Chaudhary Nayar has over 13 years of experience and has been working in the competition law space since the inception of competition law in India. She received her master’s degree in 2009 from the prestigious Kings College London with merit in International Commercial Laws along with EC Competition Law.

She regularly appears before the CCI, NCLAT, High Courts and the Supreme Court representing clients in a variety of matters including cartel investigations, abuse of dominance cases, as well as matters relating to anti-competitive agreements. She also advises and handles merger control filings before the CCI.

She deals with intricate and complicated competition issues for her clients and assists in rendering strategic solutions pertaining to Indian competition law. Her clients span across various sectors such as, fast moving consumer goods, steel, cement, glass, tyre, broadcasting, real estate and film production and distribution. At her previous law firm, L&L Partners, Kanika has represented Bayer in its acquisition of Monsanto, Biocon and Mylan before the CCI and the High Court in its abuse case against Roche, JCB’s abuse case before the CCI, High Court and the Supreme Court, Jaiprakash Associates in its cement cartelisation matter, Mylan in its acquisition of the off-patented generics business of Pfizer and Dish TV in its merger with Videocon.

Kanika has also been actively involved in developing competition compliance/ training programmes for various multinational and Indian corporations and has specific experience in preparing clients for ‘dawn raids’.

She has been an Associate Editor for the Manupatra Competition Law Reports and has various publications to her credit in leading Indian and international journals, and business newspapers.