Ritwik Bhattacharya is a Partner in the Firm’s Competition Law Practice with more than 9 years of experience in this field.
He represents clients across a spectrum of sectors, including digital platforms, healthcare, automobiles, electronic payments, real estate, broadcasting, railways, airlines, film exhibition, investment funds, fast moving consumer goods and electrical automation. He has been involved in several big-ticket merger control and enforcement matters.
On the merger control front, he has been involved in some of the most complex cases before the CCI, including: (i) L&T/Schneider (the first case where the CCI accepted purely behavioural remedies in a phase II investigation); (ii) ZF/WABCO (the first and only case where parties successfully approached the High Court to challenge certain aspects relating to divestment terms); (iii) PVR/DT (the first case where the CCI accepted hybrid remedies); (iv) Facebook/Reliance Jio; (v) Siemens Healthineers/Varian; (vi) Suzuki/Toyota; (vii) HP/Samsung; (viii) Ctrip/MMT; and (ix) the ongoing Vistara / Air India merger.
On the enforcement front, Ritwik has been involved in many cutting-edge cases before the CCI, including: (i) the complaint against Google’s Play Store policies; (ii) the investigation against Google’s Android licensing policies; (iii) abuse of dominance cases against DLF, Verifone, T-Series, amongst others; and (iv) many cartel cases involving auto-parts companies, railways companies and several others.
Ritwik has consistently featured in the WWL: Competition Future Leaders – Non-Partners List, in 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. In 2022, he also featured as a “notable practitioner” in this list (the only Indian to feature in this list in the non-Partners category) and was recognised as “an outstanding professional”, known for “the depth of his knowledge and experience”.
He has co-authored several competition law publications. He also worked closely with the CCI during the Government’s review of amendments required to the law. Ritwik has also delivered guest lectures in various law institutions, including Jindal Law University and ILS Law College, Pune.
Bar Council of Delhi
B. Comm. LLB (Hons.) degree from Gujarat National Law University in 2013
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