Rohan Arora is a Partner in the Firm’s Competition Law Practice, and has over 10 years’ experience in competition law matters.
He has been involved since the enforcement of competition law in India and has been involved in a number of significant enforcement and merger control cases. Rohan’s clients include WhatsApp, Meta Platforms, National Stock Exchange of India, Alstom, AION, Uber, CMA CGM, Monsanto, DLF Limited and Suzuki Motor Corporation.
Rohan has been, and is currently involved in, a number of high profile abuse of dominance enforcement cases which include representing the National Stock Exchange before the Supreme Court of India in India’s first case on predatory pricing. He has successfully defended Uber in six cases of alleged predatory pricing and successfully defended Facebook and WhatsApp in an allegation of a leveraging abuse. He also routinely advises clients in relation to their agreements and allegations of cartelization and successfully defended Singapore Airlines in a cartel allegation and is currently challenging the CCI’s jurisdiction before the Delhi High Court in a number of ongoing cartel investigations relating to autoparts.
On the merger control side, he regularly advises private equity funds in relation to their investments in India. He has been involved in securing approval for the merger of Metso Oyj and Outotec Oyj; Bayer AG’s acquisition of Monsanto Company, the acquisition of Alstom’s Power and Grid businesses by GE, the merger of Dish TV and Videocon d2h, the acquisition of Ingram Micro Inc. by HNA Group and the merger of Publicis and Omnicom.
Rohan has been recognised by Who’s Who Legal Future Leaders from 2017 – 2021 as being “an excellent competition lawyer“, “providing practical solutions suited to the business environment and commercial reality”, and is widely recommended for his “in-depth knowledge, passion and commitment“. He has also been recognised as a ‘Rising Star’ by Expert Guides 2021.
Rohan regularly contributes to competition law publications and has co-authored the India chapters of GCR’s Merger Control and Unilateral Conduct guides. He has also co-authored an article for the ABA Newsletter The Price Point, Winter 2015 on “Finding the Goldilocks Zone – Competition Enforcement of Unfair Prices: Can the CCI ever get it ‘just right’?” He also assists in teaching a diploma course in competition law at ILS Law College, Pune.
Rohan holds an LLB from Cardiff University, Wales, UK and an LLM in Competition Law from King’s College, London. His Master’s thesis was supervised by Professor Richard Whish and was titled, “Show Me the Money: Follow-On Actions for Damages”.
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LL.B, Cardiff University
Master of Laws (Competition Law), King’s College London
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