John Handoll

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas (New Delhi)
Lawyer (Partner)

John Handoll joined Amarchand Mangaldas in October 2012 and is senior advisor - European and competition law in the firm’s competition law practice. Mr Handoll is a specialist competition and regulatory lawyer with some 35 years experience in the area. He has worked in a number of European jurisdictions - notably the UK, Belgium and Ireland - and was, until recently, heading the competition & regulation practice in a major Dublin-based law firm. In addition to day-to-day practice in a range of national and EU areas, John has also published and lectured widely in the area of EU law. He has also been involved in law firm management, as head of small practice groups for over 20 years and as a member of the management committee of a 50+ partner Irish law firm focusing on financial and training matters. He holds a LL.B. in Law from the University of Manchester and a Diploma in European Integration from the University of Amsterdam.

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Articles

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Pallavi Shroff, John Handoll, Naval Satarawala Chopra, Shweta Shroff Chopra, Harman Singh Sandhu, Manika Brar, Aparna Mehra, Gauri Chhabra, Yaman Verma, Rohan Arora The Competition Commission of India finds an association of medicine dealers has collected charges that are illegal under national competition law (Jalgaon District Medicine Dealers Association)

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In a case against the Jalgaon District Medicine Dealers Association (Association), the CCI found that the Association had collected Product Information Service (PIS) charges from manufacturers of pharmaceutical products. The CCI found that payment of the PIS charges was mandatory and, (...)

Pallavi Shroff, Shweta Shroff Chopra, Rohan Arora, Gauri Chhabra, Yaman Verma, Aparna Mehra, Manika Brar, Harman Singh Sandhu, Naval Satarawala Chopra, John Handoll The Competition Commission of India finds the distribution arrangments of a supplier of mobile handsets to be prima facie compliant with national law (Vivo)

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The CCI closed at prima facie stage a case against Vivo Mobile (Vivo), a supplier of mobile handsets, finding that its distribution arrangements raised no concerns under Section 3(4) of the Competition Act which prohibits vertical agreements with an appreciable adverse effect on competition (...)

Pallavi Shroff, John Handoll, Naval Satarawala Chopra, Shweta Shroff Chopra, Harman Singh Sandhu, Manika Brar, Aparna Mehra, Gauri Chhabra, Yaman Verma, Rohan Arora The Indian Competition Commission finds that chemist associations and pharmaceutical companies had engaged in a system of no-objection certificates under which the associations prescribed which stockist could stock a company’s products

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The Competition Commission of India (CCI) found that two chemist associations and two pharmaceutical companies had engaged in a system of no-objection certificates (NOC) under which the associations prescribed which stockist could stock a company’s products.1 The associations and certain of (...)

Pallavi Shroff, John Handoll, Naval Satarawala Chopra, Harman Singh Sandhu, Manika Brar, Aparna Mehra, Yaman Verma, Rohan Arora, Shweta Shroff Chopra, Gauri Chhabra The Competition Commission of India finds two chemist associations and two pharmaceutical companies to have used no-objection certificates (Madhya Pradesh Chemists)

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India Competition Law Roundup: June 2019 The Competition Commission of India (CCI) found that two chemist associations and two pharmaceutical companies had engaged in a system of no-objection certificates (NOC) under which the associations prescribed which stockist could stock a company’s (...)

Pallavi Shroff, John Handoll, Naval Satarawala Chopra, Shweta Shroff Chopra, Harman Singh Sandhu, Manika Brar, Aparna Mehra, Gauri Chhabra, Yaman Verma, Rohan Arora The Indian Competition Commission clears a merger, subject to remedies, in the electricity market (Larsen & Toubro/Schneider Electric)

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The CCI cleared the proposed acquisition of the electrical and automation business of Larsen & Toubro (L&T) by Schneider Electric and MacRitchie Investments (the Acquirers) on foot of a package of behavioural remedies proposed by the Acquirers. After a lengthy investigation, the CCI (...)

Pallavi Shroff, John Handoll, Naval Satarawala Chopra, Shweta Shroff Chopra, Harman Singh Sandhu, Manika Brar, Aparna Mehra, Gauri Chhabra, Yaman Verma, Rohan Arora The Indian Competition Commission finds that a company abuses its dominant position by requiring device manufacturers wishing to pre-install apps to adhere to a compatibility standard (Google Android)

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Following a complaint made by a number of users of smartphones using the Android operating system, the CCI prima facie found that Google was dominant in the market for licensable smart mobile device operating systems in India and had abused its dominant position by requiring device (...)

Aparna Mehra, Gauri Chhabra, Harman Singh Sandhu, John Handoll, Manika Brar, Naval Satarawala Chopra, Pallavi Shroff, Shweta Shroff Chopra The Indian Competition Authority holds that information exchange is not a standalone violation of the Indian Competition Act (Flashlights cartel)

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On 6 November 2018, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) found that four manufacturers/traders of flashlights and their trade association (the Opposite Parties) were not involved in cartelisation as, despite an information exchange, there was not enough corroborating evidence to suggest a (...)

Aparna Mehra, Gauri Chhabra, Harman Singh Sandhu, John Handoll, Manika Brar, Naval Satarawala Chopra, Pallavi Shroff, Shweta Shroff Chopra The Indian Competition Authority conditionally clears a merger in the agrochemicals and seeds industry (Bayer / Monsanto)

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In an order dated 14 June 2018, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) approved Bayer AG’s (Bayer) acquisition of Monsanto Company (Monsanto) (together, the Parties) subject to certain modifications. Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co. represented Monsanto and assisted in seeking the CCI’s (...)

John Handoll, Manika Brar, Naval Satarawala Chopra The Indian Supreme Court clarifies the scope of the investigative powers of the Director General of the Competition Authority and the establishment of an agreement to indulge in collusive bidding (Crop Care)

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On 10 May 2017, the Supreme Court of India published its judgment dated 8 May 2017 in Excel Crop Care Ltd. v. Competition Commission of India & Anr . This judgment deals with important issues on the applicability of the Competition Act, 2002 (Competition Act) to conduct prior to its coming (...)

John Handoll The Competition Commission of India fines eleven suppliers of rubber soles for engaging in bid rigging by fixing tender prices, limiting supplies and market sharing (Puja Enterprises)

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SUMMARY The Competition Commission of India found that eleven suppliers of rubber soles had engaged in bid rigging, through price-fixing, limiting supplies and market sharing, in a tender floated by the Director General (Supplies & Disposals), in breach of Section 3 of the Competition Act, (...)

John Handoll The Competition Commission of India issues a ’cease and desist’ order to 29 manufacturers of elastic rail clips engaged in bid-rigging in a tender in the railway sector (Orissa Concrete and Allied Industries,...)

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SUMMARY In tendering for the supply of anti-theft elastic rail-clips to the South Eastern Railways, 29 manufacturers were found to have quoted the same rates, allocated the tender quantity amongst themselves, artificially raised prices and acted in concert to eliminate competitors. The CCI (...)

1113 Review

John Handoll India: Remedies in merger cases

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No notified combination has to date been prohibited by the Competition Commission of India (CCI). However, the clearance of some 30 combinations has been subject to the parties implementing structural or non-structural (behavioural) remedies. This article outlines the sometimes innovative (...)

John Handoll India: Bid rigging and competition law

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The importance of public procurement in the Indian economy is undeniable and great strides have been made over the last decade to build an effective procurement regime consonant with best global practice. Bid rigging is thought to be endemic in India and effective competition law and (...)

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