Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas
Yaman Verma is a Partner in the Firm’s Competition Law Practice with over 13 years’ experience. He has been practicing competition law since the Competition Act came into force in India and has advised on a number of significant enforcement and merger control cases, with a special focus on technology and e-commerce markets.
Yaman works with clients across a spectrum of industries, including Microsoft Corporation, Meta Platforms Inc., Coal India Limited, Walmart, Inc., E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, Vodafone India Limited, WhatsApp, Inc., Flipkart Ltd., Temasek, Zomato, and Xiaomi.
He also routinely advises clients in relation to their agreements and allegations of cartelisation and has successfully represented Coal India Limited in a cartel complaint against its explosives suppliers before the CCI and the appellate tribunal. He represented Globecast Asia Pte Ltd in their leniency application before the CCI, and was successful in obtaining a 100% reduction in penalty for Globecast and its officials. He also advises trade associations as well as companies across various industries in relation to compliance with competition laws.
Yaman has won various accolades including “Gennext Leading Lawyer” in the Legal Era Leading Lawyer Rankings for 2023.
Yaman regularly contributes to competition law publications and has co-authored India chapters for GCR, “Getting the Deal Through”, as well as for PLC. He has also co-authored articles on Indian antitrust law for a Competition Policy International Publication titled, “The Evolution of Antitrust in the Digital Era: Essays on Competition Policy” in 2020, and a Kluwer Publication titled, “Competition and Patent Law in the Pharmaceutical Sector: An International Perspective” in 2016, and assisted in the editing of the sixth edition of SM Dugar’s Guide to Competition Law, also published in 2016. He also conducts an elective course on competition law and a foundations of legal education course at the National Law School of India University, Bangalore, and has been an invited guest lecturer at various law universities and online learning platforms across India.
Yaman holds a B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) degree from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore. Before joining Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, Yaman worked for a short time with the CCI in February-March, 2010, and published a paper on leniency programs across the world.