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Introducing Indian Competition Law and Practice

9:00 am to 1:15 pm, 07 November 2018

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1st UCL South Asian Competition Law Course

Event Information

Open to

All

Organiser

UCL Laws Events

Location

UCL Laws
Bentham House
Endsleigh Gardens
London
WC1H 0EG

Organised by the UCL Centre for Law, Economics & Society


About the course

In 2003, India became the first South Asian country to enact a modern competition law—the Competition Act 2002 and in doing so declared its commitment to greater economic efficiency and consumer welfare at the domestic front and its desire to enter the international competition community. After numerous orders with respect to anti-competitive agreements, abuse of dominant position, and mergers, the Indian Competition Law is now entering its second decade of enforcement with some old economic challenges and new institutional structures. This 1st UCL South Asian Competition Law Course 2018 introduces students and practitioners of competition law or those interested in exploring the subject, to the main provisions of the Indian Competition Act 2002; the institutional framework of competition enforcement in Indian and the enforcement priorities of the Competition Commission of India.

Areas covered

  • Substance of the law (unilateral conduct, horizontal and vertical agreements, cartels, mergers).
  • Institutional design.
  • Procedural aspects.
  • Guidelines.
  • Extra-territoriality.
  • Judicial review of decisions of the Competition Commission of India.
  • Cooperation Agreements with other jurisdictions.

The speakers include:

  • Aditya Bhattacharjea (Professor, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, New Delhi)
  • Amber Darr (UCL Laws)
  • Geeta Gouri (former Member, Competition Commission of India)
  • Manas Kumar Chaudhri (Khaitan & Co. New Delhi)
  • PK Singh (Advisor Law, Competition Commission of India)

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, you will be familiar with:

  • The core provisions of the Indian Competition Law.
  • The institutional structure of competition enforcement in India
  •  Significant decisions of the Indian Competition Authority (cases to be discussed, include the Google Case, the Bayer Monsanto, Dow Dupont and ChemChina/Syngenta mergers, the Ericson and Vodafone cases, the Artists and Technicians of West Bengal Film and Television case, the Hyundai Motors case.
  • India’s experience with leniency provisions introduced in 2017.
  • Other Guidelines of substance issued by the Indian Competition Authority
  • Slides and course materials will be provided in advance

Who should attend

Students of competition law.
Legal and business practitioners
Anyone interested in comparative law, Law and development, South Asian legal studies

Book your place

View the programme
09:00Registration
09:30Institutional framework of competition enforcement in India
Amber Darr (UCL)
10:00

Merger Regulation at the Competition Commission of India
P K Singh (Advisor Law, Competition Commission of India)

10:30

Cartels and other horizontal anti-competitive agreements
Manas Kumar Chaudhuri (Khaitan & Co)

11:00

Q & A

11:15Refreshment Break
11:30

Vertical Agreements
Aditya Bhattacharjea (Professor, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, New Delhi)

12:00Abuse of Dominance: law and experience
Geeta Gouri (former Member, Competition Commission of India)
12:30

Sanctioning Practices of the Competition Commission in India
Aditya Bhattacharjea (Professor, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, New Delhi)

13:00

Q & A

13:15Course ends
About the speakers

Biographical information about our speakers will be made available soon

Booking details

Fees:
£120 standard ticket
£80 academic and government department ticket
£25 Other student ticket
Free of charge to UCL Faculty and Students

Book online and pay via card at:
https://ucl-1st-south-asian-course.eventbrite.co.uk

 

Venue: Bentham House

UCL Laws
Bentham House
Endsleigh Gardens
London
WC1H 0EG