Simmons & Simmons (London)

Ajit Kainth

Simmons & Simmons (London)
Lawyer (Associate)

Ajit is a supervising associate in the EU, Competition & Regulatory group of Simmons & Simmons. He advises on a broad range of EU and UK competition law issues, including behavioural and merger control matters. Ajit’s key experience includes providing advice on the competition law issues arising from mergers, acquisitions and structural joint ventures, and also on abuse of dominance issues. He also advises clients on anti-competitive agreements and practices and regulatory issues. Ajit has advised a range of global clients from a variety of sectors, including Energy and Infrastructure, Life Sciences, TMT, Financial Institutions and Consumer.

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3911 Bulletin

Ajit Kainth, Nathdwarawala Shachi The UK Competition Authority publishes full decision on excessive pricing in the pharmaceutical sector and focuses on intention and evidence (Pfizer / Flynn)


The CMA’s decision relies heavily on evidence of the parties’ intentions in applying competition rules. On 15 June 2017, the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) published the full non-confidential version of its decision to fine Pfizer and Flynn a record £84.2m for their excessive and (...)

Ajit Kainth, Patrick Boylan, Tony Woodgate The UK Court of Appeal strikes out two cartel damage claims based on the torts of conspiracy and economic interference and narrows the scope of other potential claims (Air Cargo)


In brief There were three significant developments in the air cargo cartel damages litigation in the UK in October 2015. First, on 14 October 2015, the English Court of Appeal significantly narrowed the scope of potential claims in the UK by striking out two claims based on the torts of (...)

Ajit Kainth, Tony Woodgate The EU Court of Justice rules that a parent company may be held liable for infringement by its subsidiary in which it holds an 80% indirect shareholding (Fresh Del Monte)


ECJ confirms that Del Monte is liable for a single and continuous infringement of competition law for bilateral information exchanges between its subsidiary Weichert and Dole. On 24 June 2015, the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) dismissed an appeal by Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. (...)

Ajit Kainth, Tony Woodgate The EU Court of justice clarifies the approach to be taken by the Commission on the issue of internal sales when setting a cartel fine (LG Display)


In Brief On 23 April 2015, the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) dismissed LG Display’s and LG Display Taiwan Co. Ltd’s appeal against a General Court judgment on their liability for fines arising from the LCD cartel. The case is significant because the ECJ has clarified the approach (...)

Ajit Kainth, Tony Woodgate The EU Court of Justice decides that the General Court was correct in finding that the exchange of pre-pricing information was a restriction of competition by object under Art. 101 TFEU (Dole)


Appeal in banana cartel results in confirmation that the analysis of bilateral information exchange as an object infringement by Commission and General Court was correct. In Brief In its judgment on 19 March 2015, the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) concluded that Dole’s appeal (...)

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