Centre for Competition Law & Policy (CCLP)
The role of Competition laws across jurisdictions and India has evolved especially in the last one decade. The advancement in technology, change in market structure and consumer preferences has made the application of Competition laws all the more complex and challenging. It is in this context, there is a pressing need to advance nuanced debate in Competition law and policy issues between policy makers, practitioners and academicians. Competition law and digital economy are developing rapidly and landmark cases are emerging one after another across various jurisdictions. To facilitate open dialogue on both- pending cases as well as decided cases with some of the insightful experts in this field of law, shall go a long way in developing the jurisprudence and normative foundations of Indian Competition law. It shall help the stakeholders understand and assess the goals of Competition law through the lens of legal philosophy and practitioners’ perspective.
The objective behind setting up of this Centre for Competition Law & Policy under the aegis of Institute of Legal Studies & Research (ILSR), GLA University is to address these gaps and become an active participant in creating a robust competition framework in India. Through, CCLP the goal of the forum members is to engage in interactive dialogues through monthly seminars, regular guest lectures, symposium, Conferences, workshops, training sessions/programs for government official and practitioners, taught courses, online database of research/working papers, active engagement with competition authorities, annual journal and monthly newsletters.
Action Plan for CCLP
Monthly discussion on live cases (Panel Discussions)
Monthly Guest lectures
Annual National Conference
Annual Moot Court Competition
Courses (Online Certificate courses 4 weeks)
Research Papers/Working Papers
Advocacy with the Competition Commission of India
Prof. (Dr) Avinash Dadhich
Centre for Competition Law & Policy (CCLP)
& Dean, Institute of Legal Studies & Research
Prof. Dadhich is Dean & Professor of Law at Institute of Legal Studies & Research (“ILSR”), GLA University, Mathura, India. His areas of specialization are Global Competition Law, Global Anti-corruption/Fraud Law (FCPA & UKBA) & Law /Regulation of AI /Robotics. He has completed his Ph.D from Bangor University, Wales, United Kingdom and LL.M from University of Toulouse 1, France on full scholarships and earned LL.B from Delhi University.
Prior to taking current position, he has worked as Professor & Dean/Principal at IFIM Law School, Bangalore and Professor of Law & Assistant Dean of Alliance Law School, Alliance University, Bangalore & Professor & HOD at Seedling School of Law & Governance, Jaipur National University, Jaipur, Advocate, Supreme Court of India, Manager, Deloitte India LLP, Senior Consultant, Ernst & Young (EY) LLP, Competition Commission of India, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Govt. of India, Gide Loyrette Nouel LLP, Paris, France & White & Case LLP, Brussels, Belgium.
In April 2015, he was invited as Antitrust Fellow by Department of States’, USA under International Visitor Leadership Programme (IVLP) to visit New York, Washington D.C, Iowa City and San Francisco. He has also been a Visiting Research Scholar to various international universities of repute such as King’s College London, Max Planck Institute of IP and Competition Law, Munich, Germany and Institute of European Studies, Brussels, Belgium. He has delivered lectures at NLSIU Bangalore, NLU Delhi, IIT Delhi, Indian Law Institute, Indian Society for International Law, The National Academy of Indian Railways, Vadodara, and Lyon Business School, Lyon & Science Po, Toulouse and Toulouse Law School, France.
Prof. Dadhich has attended and presented research papers at International conferences at Oxford University, The Amsterdam Centre for Law & Economics, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, University of Birmingham, University of Southampton, UK, Poznan University, Poland, Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) Athens, Greece, King's College London, American Bar Association’s Section of Antitrust Law, Washington DC, European Commission, Brussels, Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC) , Amsterdam, Netherlands , World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Geneva, Switzerland etc. He has published 10 articles and books reviews in Indian and international journals.
Centre for Competition Law & Policy (CCLP)
& Adjunct Faculty, Institute for Legal Studies & Research
Nidhi serves as a Deputy Director for Centre on Competition Law & Policy, Institute of Legal Studies & Research, GLA University. She graduated as a Gold Medalist in Law from KIIT School of Law, Odisha. She has read for MSc Law & Finance with specialized knowledge in Competition Law from Faculty of Law, University of Oxford on full scholarship as Louis-Dreyfus Weidenfeld Scholar. She has also completed M.A. Economics for Competition Law, King’s College, London, U.K. She is currently enrolled as a JSM Candidate & SPILS Fellow at Stanford Law School, USA where her area of research revolves around Competition Laws. She also holds a Diploma in Competition Law & Policy from National Law University, Delhi, where she has achieved the highest possible grades.
With specialized knowledge and education in Competition laws, Nidhi has worked on Competition Bills as a LAMP Fellow (Legislative Assistant to Member of Parliament of India), Consultant with CUTS Institute for Competition & Regulation, New Delhi, Investigating Officer, Office of the Director-General at Competition Commission of India and has also served as an Associate (Competition Law) at Trilegal, Mumbai. She is currently on board as an Expert in Big Data & Antitrust, Institute for Internet & Just Society, Germany. She also practices in the domain of Competition Law with the Delhi High Court, India.
She is also a junior member of Academic Society for Competition Law (ASCOLA). Her area of interests includes Law & Economics, Competition Economics and Competition Laws. In the past, she has also served on the Editorial Board of Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal and regularly writes on competition issues for national newspapers and international journals of repute. She has also been invited as a panelist to speak on Competition law at Harvard Law School, USA. She is a member of the Delhi High Court Bar Association and Supreme Court Bar Association.
Dr. Vikas Kathuria
An alumnus of LSE and Tilburg University, is Fellow at Observer Research Foundation (ORF), New Delhi. He researches and writes on tech policy, and competition law.
Vikas has previously worked with the Competition Commission of India (CCI) and has held academic positions at Jindal Global Law School and the Bennett University. His research papers have featured in international peer-reviewed journals including Journal of Antitrust Enforcement, European Competition Journal, World Competition, Computer Law & Security Review, and Law and Development Review.
A recipient of the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition Doctoral Fellowship (2015-2016), Vikas has received the Teaching Excellence Award (2014) as well as the Research Excellence Award (2015).
He is a partner at AnantLaw. His practice focuses on Competition Law and TMT law. He also advises on International Trade and WTO Laws.
Rahul has over 19 years of professional experience in advising, assisting and representing clients on a wide variety of legal, regulatory and policy issues. He regularly appears before the Supreme Court of India, various High Courts, NCLAT (Appellate Tribunal) and the Competition Commission of India.
Rahul has acted as lead counsel in a number of high-stakes matters and he has been involved in many landmark matters in Competition Law, including the Supreme Court’s judgment on imposition of penalty on the basis of ‘relevant turnover’.
Rahul has the distinction of being nominated at the GCR Awards (Washington, D.C.) for matters being handled by him in 2013 (for representing the Informant Builders Association of India in the cement cartel matter); and 2014 (for obtaining an order on imposition of penalty on relevant turnover in the Excel Crop Care matter).
Rahul holds an LL.M. with a focus on Competition and TMT law from the University of Essex. He is a member of the Supreme Court Bar Association and also a Fellow of the UK-based Royal Society of Arts.
Board of Advisors
LL.B. (Cyprus), MSc (Oxford), LL.M. (Harvard)
Antria Pantelidou obtained her law degree with first-class honours from the University of Cyprus (2014). She completed her graduate studies at Oxford University (M.Sc. in Law and Finance 2016) and Harvard Law School (LL.M. 2017), receiving the “Oxford Robert & Soulla Kyprianou Graduate Scholarship” and a scholarship from Leventis Foundation. She was admitted to Bar in Cyprus in 2016 and she is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Cyprus, receiving the merit based “Evagoras & Praxandros Scholarship”.
Antria has been a partner of the law firm Plastiras & Pantelidou LLC in Cyprus since 2018. She specialises in corporate and competition law matters and has been involved in the management of international business companies, company and business acquisitions and sales, joint ventures, corporate reorganisations and restructurings and other cross-border transactions.
Antria's extensive and well-rounded experience in corporate and competition law matters includes, inter alia, working on numerous high profile multi-million projects and transactions. Through her exposure to such transactions, Antria has gained considerable experience in reviewing share purchase agreements, shareholders agreements, drafting articles of association, conducting corporate due diligence reports on target companies, as well as advising across a broad spectrum of corporate and competition law matters.
Antria is also actively involved in providing advice to financial institutions in relation to a wide range of regulatory and compliance issues.