The Practice – Competition & Anti-trust
Elixir Legal Services is a leading Competition & Anti-trust law firm in Mumbai. The competition law in India prohibits anti-competitive agreements and taking an advantage of dominant positions. It regulates merger control transactions or combinations of enterprises.
This law promotes fair competition in the marketplace and prevent monopolies from forming. It protects consumers by ensuring that companies compete fairly and not engage in anti-competitive practices such as price-fixing, market allocation, or exclusive dealing. By promoting competition, these laws encourage innovation, lower prices, and improve the quality of goods and services.
In case of a violation of competition law, a company can face considerable consequences; imposed with heavy fines, and contracts may be ruled invalid. To avoid such consequences, we involve our expertise in Commercial, Corporate, Procurement, and M&A at an early stage to ensure your project can proceed as planned and is legally viable.
Experience and Expertise
The experience of our team combines trusted Competition & Anti-trust lawyers, experienced ex-regulators, transaction lawyers, and dispute resolution lawyers.
As an Anti-trust litigation firm, our expertise includes the following:
- Programs for Compliance
- Supervising the mergers and acquisitions of large organizations as well as joint ventures and advice on antitrust implications of commercial agreements
- Antitrust arbitration and litigation
- Representation in antitrust investigations and market inquiries
- Complex multi-jurisdictional cartels and applications for leniency
- Private competition litigation, including the recovery of damages
- General and subject-specific competition compliance review
- Advising on appeals and public procurement matters
- Holding compliance training sessions for company employees and executives
- Trade and customs issues in varied jurisdictions
- Review distribution, marketing, and other agreements discounting and bonus arrangements for competition compliance
- Competition compliance assessment for advertising, the use of indications, and packaging
- Advising on public procurement matters, including appeals
The Elixir Advantage
Proud of an excellent team of Competition & Anti-trust lawyers, we develop solutions with precision and purpose for all challenges in this field. Our solutions are not only legally precise but also practical and economically sensible.
Frequently Asked Questions
– Anti-competitive behavior refers to practices or agreements that hinder competition in the marketplace. In India, Anti-Trust Law is governed by the Competition Act, 2002, which addresses anti-competitive agreements and practices.
– Anti-Competitive Agreements are agreements between businesses that restrict competition, such as price-fixing or market allocation. They are regulated to ensure fair competition, prevent monopolies, and protect consumer interests.
– Anti-Competitive Practices in India may include price manipulation, bid-rigging, abuse of market dominance, tying and bundling, and deceptive advertising. These practices are prohibited under the Competition Act, 2002.
– The Competition Act, 2002, is the primary legislation in India that addresses anti-competitive behavior and promotes fair competition. It regulates mergers and acquisitions, prevents anti-competitive agreements, and prohibits abuse of dominance.
– The three key Anti-Trust Laws under the Competition Act, 2002, are:
- Anti-Competitive Agreements: Prohibits agreements that restrict competition.
- Abuse of Dominance: Prevents businesses with a dominant position from abusing it.
- Regulation of Combinations: Regulates mergers, amalgamations, and acquisitions that may have an adverse effect on competition.
– An Anti-Competitive Law Firm in India can provide legal counsel on compliance with competition laws, represent clients in cases of anti-competitive behavior, help with merger notifications, and offer advice on maintaining a competitive edge while adhering to legal standards.
– Engaging in anti-competitive behavior can lead to severe penalties, including fines, cease-and-desist orders, and legal action. It can also damage a business’s reputation and result in civil and criminal liability.
– You can contact an Anti-Competitive Law Firm in India by phone, email, or through their website. They will provide guidance and legal support related to competition law matters.
* Please note that this FAQ is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. Competition laws and regulations can be complex, so it’s crucial to consult with a legal professional for advice specific to your situation.