Karan Singh Chandhiok is the practice head - competition law and disputes practice at Chandhiok & Associates. 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 Competition Commission of India (CCI), and the Competition Appellate Tribunal. Karan has been recognised by Global Competition Review, Chambers & Partners (Asia-Pacific 2015) 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 four years (2012 - 2015).
He has extensive experience in cartel investigations and has represented clients in India’s first two leniency cases. Karan also counsels clients on commercial agreements especially on issues relating to rebates, discounts, licencing, distribution and regulatory compliance. 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 a keen part in the Committee on the National Competition Law Policy. Karan obtained 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.
Professional Memberships: Admitted as an Advocate in India and as a solicitor in England and Wales; Treasurer of the Competition Law Bar Association; Delhi High Court Bar Association; and the American Bar Association.