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ABOUT L & L PARTNERS

L&L Partners is a leading full-service law firm. Since its inception in 1991, L&L Partners have assisted numerous multinational corporations to set up their presence in India, and navigate the complex Indian legal system. The Firm advises on transactions and matters involving Banking & Finance; Capital Markets; Competition & Antitrust; Corporate & Commercial; and Mergers & Acquisitions; etc. The firm adopts a forward-looking approach towards the practice of law, combining both conventional practice areas and emerging sectors.

L&L Partners is recognized as one of the leading law firms in India for antitrust and competition issues, including inter alia competition investigations, litigation, compliance, advisory, and merger control. It is also involved in structuring transactions relating to acquisitions, mergers, and amalgamations. The firm has always been at the forefront of the development of competition law in India. The competition law practice group at L&L Partners represents clients across sectors like aviation, alcoholic beverages, FMCG, real estate, shipping, construction equipment, oil & gas, motor vehicles, pharmaceuticals, paper, etc. and has been involved in several behavioral investigations conducted by the Competition Commission of India (CCI).

ABOUT THE RESOURCE PERSONS

Mr. Kunal Mehra

Mr. Mehra is a Partner in the Regulatory Affairs Practice of the New Delhi Office of L&L Partners. He is a seasoned competition and M&A lawyer with almost 17 years of work experience. Mr. Mehra actively advises on competition-related matters including merger control filings with the CCI, abuse of dominance cases, cartels, and also undertakes competition compliance programs for leading corporates. His recent accolades include winning the BW Legal World 40 Under 40 Award 2021, listing in the Forbes India Legal Powerlist 2020 of India’s Top 100 Lawyers, inclusion in the Asian Legal Business India Rising Stars 2021, and 40 Under 40 Rising Stars Award 2020 organized by Legal Era.

Mr. Danish Khan

Mr. Khan is a Managing Associate in the Competition Law Practice of the New Delhi Office of L&L Partners. With an experience of almost 9 years, he has regularly appeared before the CCI, National Company Law Appellate Tribunal, and the Supreme Court of India on competition law issues. He is well versed in both antitrust litigation and merger control advisory. Mr. Khan also regularly advises clients on regulatory affairs. Further, he has also written excessively on competition law matters for widely acclaimed national and international Journals.

THEME

The Course would explore the theme of Antitrust Concerns in Digital Markets. Recently, several jurisdictions, including the USA, European Commission, and India have come down on Big Tech Companies and started to scrutinize their activities in the Digital markets. For instance, in the recent past, there have been numerous decisions against market players such as Apple in the digital payments market space, and against Google and Facebook, with respect to search advertising and data collection. Thus, it has become pertinent to discuss the application of competition law with reference to the Big Tech companies and digital markets in general. In furtherance, the Course would broadly cover topics such as inter alia abuse of dominant position by big tech companies, the approach of the CCI in comparison to other antitrust regulators across the world, and analyzing the efficiency justifications in the digital market.

IMPORTANT DETAILS

The course would take place in person on the University campus. Please note that the Course is only open for current RGNUL students. Interested students are required to submit their details, along with their CV (not exceeding 2 pages) and a Statement of Purpose (not exceeding 500 words) presenting demonstrable experience in Competition Law, through this form by April 1, 2022. Since the objective of the Course is to maximize the interaction and the discussion with the Resource Persons, the Editorial Board shall undertake a detailed screening process of all applications for a limited number of seats, and shall inform the students about their selection for the Course. Further, the reading material shall be shared with the selected students shortly.

IMPORTANT DATES

The Certificate Course will be held on 9th and 10th April 2022 (Saturday and Sunday).
The detailed schedule and timeline will be intimated to the eligible candidates.

For more details check out the Brochure