Karan Singh Chandhiok

Chandhiok & Associates (New Delhi)
Lawyer (Partner)

Karan Singh Chandhiok is the practice head of Chandhiok & Associates competition law practice group. His practice focuses on all aspects of antitrust law. He has extensive experience in advising and representing clients on mergers, commercial arrangements, strategic alliances, behavioural (cartel and dominance) cases before the CCI, and the Competition Appellate Tribunal. Karan has been recognised by Global Competition Review, Chambers & Partners and the International Financial Law Review as a leading lawyer in India for competition law. He has been awarded the Asialaw Leading Lawyer for Competition and Antitrust for the past consecutive five years (2012 - 2016). Chambers describe Karan as an “accomplished specialist in this area” and "a strategic thinker who comes out with creative solutions that are not always obvious to others." Karan advises and represents clients in hi-tech and information technology, auto and auto components, aviation, cement, steel, pharmaceutical and medical devices, real estate, chemicals, media, telecom and retail industries. He has extensive experience in cartel investigations and has represented clients in several leniency cases. Karan also counsels clients on commercial agreements especially on issues relating to rebates, discounts, licencing, distribution and regulatory compliance. Karan’s recent merger control experience includes securing unconditional clearance for the ’four to three’ acquisition of Dhunersi Petrochem by Indorama Ventures; representing Clariant in its acquisition of the speciality chemicals business of Vivimed; and acting for General Atlantic and Warburg Pincus in their asset management joint venture with Santander and UniCredit. He also acted for Clariant in gun jumping proceedings leading to substantial reduction in potential penalties from EUR 4.7m to EUR 1,300. In 2011, as part of the Law Firm Working Group, Karan advised the CCI on the draft merger control regulations; and went on to take an active role in the Committee on the National Competition Law Policy. Karan is the Chair of the Indian National Bar Association’s Young Lawyer Division and also serves as the Treasurer of the Competition Law Bar Association. Karan secured his bachelor in civil law (BCL) from the University of Oxford with a specialisation in competition law. He is dual-qualified in India and UK. Prior to moving to India, Karan worked at the London offices of Allen & Overy LLP.


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Lagna Panda, Karan Singh Chandhiok, Vikram Sobti, Deeksha Manchanda The Indian Government proposes to the Ministry of Corporate Affairs amendments to the Competition Bill and invites public to submit their comments online


Ten years of enforcement of the Competition Act, 2002 (Act) necessitated a re-look drawing “from past experience and to prepare for future challenges in the enforcement of competition law framework in India.” Recognising this, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) set up the Competition Law (...)

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