Gauri Chhabra is a Partner with the Firm’s Competition Law practice and is based out of its Mumbai office.
Gauri has worked on a full range of competition law matters, including cartel enforcement, abuse of dominance, merger control and competition compliance. Gauri has represented Indian and multinational clients across sectors, such as airlines, cement, natural resources and manufacturing, before the Competition Commission of India (CCI). She has also represented various private equity companies, asset management companies and financial institutions to seek merger control clearance from the CCI. She has also worked closely with the CCI on drafting the merger regulations and streamlining its procedures, as part of the “Law Firm Working Group”, constituted by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs.
Gauri’s experience in relation to cartels includes advising and representing Singapore Airlines in an alleged cartel, filing leniency applications to seek the benefit of lesser penalty for its clients, etc. In the area of abuse of dominance, she has acted for Microsoft Corporation (India), Adani Gas Limited and Gujarat Gas Company Limited, to name a few.
Gauri has also worked on comprehensive competition compliance programmes for a number of companies, including a leading adhesive manufacturing company and a leading FMCG conglomerate. Gauri has co-authored various articles for international publications, including India’s New Competition Regime Steadily Gaining Ground, Competition Law International (Antitrust Journal of the International Bar Association); Latest Merger Control Trends Analysed, International Finance Law Review; India chapter in ‘The Cartels and Leniency Review’, Law Business Research Limited, etc.
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Warburg Pincus in its acquisition of a controlling stake in Tata Technologies Limited.
Emerson Electric Co.’s acquisition of valves and controls business of Pentair plc.
TPG Holdings’ acquisition of the McAfee business of Intel Corporation.
Brookfield’s acquisition of the tower business of Reliance Infratel Limited.
Capital Square Partner’s acquisition of the business unit of Aegis Limited.
Ultra Tech Limited’s acquisition of Jaypee’s assets.
Johnson Control Inc. in its acquisition of assets ofHitachi Corporation.
Nippon Life Insurance Company’s acquisition of Reliance Capital Asset Management Company.
Blackstone Group in its acquisition of Pune Dynasty Project Limited.
JSW Group in relation to the merger of JSW Ispat Limited with JSW Steel Limited.
Tetra Laval’s acquisition of Alfa Laval.
Thriveni Pellets Private Limited, JSW Techno Projects Management Limited and Mitsun Steels Private Limited, in relation to their acquisition of 100% shares of Brahmani River Pellets Limited.
MIT African Management Limited in its acquisition of a controlling stake in ETC Group (Mauritius) Limited and its subsidiaries.
Capital First in relation to the amalgamation of Capital First Limited, Capital First Home Finance Limited and Capital First Securities Limited into IDFC Bank Limited.
Blackstone Group in its acquisition of Sona BLW Precision Forgings Ltd. and Sona BLW Precision Forgings Ltd. in its acquisition of Comstar Automotive Technologies Pvt. Ltd. and Comstar Automotive Hong Kong Limited.
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Bar Council of Delhi
LLB. (Hons.), Amity Law School, New Delhi
Masters of Law (LL.M.), New York University, School of Law
Rising Star for Competition & Antitrust in Asialaw Profiles, 2020
Future Leader for Competition by Who’s Who Legal, 2017-20
Client Recommendation for Competition Law by RSG India, 2019
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