Vijay Pratap Singh Chauhan

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

Vijay has more than 14 years of experience in Competition/Antitrust Practice. He has advised several domestic and international corporates, funds, law firms on full range of competition law matters. He has been involved in strategizing, drafting and filing merger control notifications with the Competition Commission of India for several high profile global as well as domestic M&A transactions, negotiating merger remedies / divestments, third party interventions, merger enforcement and has represented clients in some of the major cartel, bid rigging and abuse of dominance cases before the competition law authorities in India.

He also advises on trade law and market access issues, including drafting and negotiating free trade agreements and acts as a lead lawyer for advising, drafting and obtaining merger control clearances for various high-profile transactions.

Vijay has advised and defended some of India and world’s largest companies before the CCI and the appellate tribunal/courts in relation to cartel / bid rigging and abuse of dominance investigations in sectors including cement, steel, automotive components, tyre, railways, alcoholic beverages, airlines, rubber, sugar, glass, chemical, natural resources, FMCG, pharmaceuticals, retail, insurance, infrastructure and media & entertainment.

He has also represented several leniency applicants (both large corporations and individuals) before the competition law authorities in India. In addition, he has assisted clients during some of the major dawn raids in the country. He has also conducted internal competition law investigations, mock dawn raid, competition compliance audits (including forensic review) for several international / domestic companies and has regularly advised in respect of their competition law compliance programs and dawn raid readiness.

In addition to competition law, Vijay also advises on market access and trade law issues, including negotiating free trade agreements.