Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co. wins Global Competition Review ‘Regional Firm of the Year’ Award 2021
May 5, 2021
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co. (“SAM & Co.”) has won the ‘Regional Firm of the Year – Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa’ 2021, at the 11th edition of Global Competition Review Awards 2021.
Over the last year, the Firm was involved in a number of major merger and enforcement cases in 2020. On the mergers front, the team secured clearances for international transactions including Alstom/Bombardier, ZF Friedrichshafen/WABCO, Fiat Chrysler/Peugeot and Metso/Outotec on the domestic front, the team advised on some of the largest deals, obtaining unconditional approvals for Facebook’s acquisition of a stake in Jio Platforms, Reliance Retail’s acquisition of the Future Group and Flipkart’s investment in Aditya Birla Fashion & Retail. Amongst a host of enforcement cases that the firm was involved in, was our successful defense for WhatsApp and Facebook in an abuse of dominance case relating to WhatsApp Pay and challenge for Uber in the Supreme Court in relation to allegations of cartelization. We also represented a confidential informant in a new investigation into Google’s payments practices and defended Flipkart in relation to multiple cases filed by trader associations for alleged anti-competitive practices.
On behalf of the Competition team, John Handoll, Senior Advisor, National Practice Head, Competition Law, said, “We are very humbled by this recognition. This would not have been possible without our team’s untiring work and commitment to excellence, as well as the support of our clients and the Competition Commission of India, in what has been a very challenging year, across the world.”
Congratulating the team, Managing Partners, Pallavi Shroff and Akshay Chudasama stated, “We are delighted to have received this recognition from the international community, and are truly proud of our leading Competition practice for their commitment to client excellence and development of the competition law in India, over the years.”
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