Abir Roy

Sarvada Legal (New Delhi)

Mr. Abir Roy is a senior member of the competition law practice. Based in New Delhi, He has represented clients before the Competition Commission of India (CCI), Competition Appellate Tribunal (COMPAT) and the High Court on competition law related matters. He has advised clients on both contentious and non contentious matters, including merger control matters. Abir has been handling competition law since 2009 (right from the time the Act was notified in India). He has rich experience in handling complex issues such as essential facilities and issues on the interplay between competition law and intellectual property rights. He also regularly advises and provides periodic training to clients on their business operations from a competition law perspective. Abir has represented clients on competition law across all industry segments including oil and gas, aviation, stock exchange, entertainment, government procurement, liquor, fast moving consumer goods, chemicals, radio taxi among others. Abir is also a leading author and his book on Competition law in India: A practical guide published by Wolters Kluwer. He has also contributed to the India chapter on ABA Annual Legal Update on competition law for the year 2015. Abir is the sole contributor from India on the Kluwer Competition law blog where he contributes periodically on the developments in competition law in India. He is also the author of a popular series on Competition Law titled “Competition Law in India” published by Eastern law House.


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1225 Bulletin

Abir Roy, Geetanjali Sharma The Competition Commission of India approves a merger subject to remedies between two global players in the business of manufacture and retail of cement (Holcim / Lafarge)


Introduction Following one year of rigorous investigation and review process, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) approved the Holcim-Lafarge merger on 30 March, 2015 . CCI granted the final approval subject to the incorporation of certain remedies to the proposed merger. The merger (...)

Abir Roy, Geetanjali Sharma The Indian Competition Appellate Tribunal orders to the Competition Authority to follow due process by ensuring neutrality and fairness in adjudication and raising the bar for the standard of proof (Board of Control for Cricket in India / CCI)


Introduction The role of procedural justice and it’s value in shaping antitrust jurisprudence in India has never felt stronger than now. Due process has evolved as the most contemporary buzzword in the story of antitrust enforcement in India. Many of notable orders passed by the Competition (...)

Abir Roy The Indian Competition Commission initiates investigations concerning resale price maintenance in the e-commerce and automobile sectors (Jasper / KAFF / FX Enterprise / Hyundai)


Competition Commission of India Initiates Investigation in relation to Resale Price Maintenance –impact on business operations* The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has recently launched investigations in relation to RPM in two sectors: the e-commerce sector (Jasper Infotech Private (...)

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