The Antitrust and Competition Law Blog is an initiative of Mr. Man Mohan Sharma. Mr. Sharma is an advocate having a vast experience of over 30 years in matters of commercial litigation and advisory, particularly in Competition Law and Policy in India.
Mr. Sharma currently heads the Competition Law and Policy team at Vaish Associates, Advocates- a full service law corporate, tax and business advisory law firm having offices in new Delhi, Mumbai, Gurgaon, and Bengaluru.
He has worked in as Additional Registrar in the Competition Commission of India (CCI) for over 2 years (2006 to 2008) where he was actively involved in competition advocacy and was closely associated with the amendment in the Competition Act in 2007 and drafting of most of the implementing Regulations under the amended Competition Act, 2002. He has to his credit, besides a first class Law degree from University of Delhi, a Post Graduate diploma in “Economics for Competition Law” from Kings College, London.
Mr. Sharma has advised and represented clients, both in India and abroad, in plethora of cases of cartels and abuse of dominant position before the Competition Commission of India (CCI), Competition Appellate Tribunal (COMPAT) and Delhi and other High Courts, including many Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs), Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) on competition issues,etc.
Mr. Sharma is a prolific writer on competition issues. His articles on competition issues are published in noted journals and financial newspapers such as ECONOMIC TIMES, BUSINESS STANDARD, FINANCIAL EXPRESS and he is frequently quoted on competition issues in leading financial newspapers and also appears on TV interviews as subject expert.
Mr. Sharma has been mentioned as a “Notable Practitioner” in the “Competition /Antitrust “category of Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific Ranking of Leading Lawyers for Business in India for the year 2012 and 2013. Further, recently the Firm has been chosen as Indian Law Firm for “Competition & Antitrust” for 2013 by Indian Business Law Journal and as “Competition Law Firm in India” for 2014 by Global Law Experts.
He is a Member in various Committees of PHD- Chamber, ASSOCHAM, FICCI and CII. Mr. Sharma is also a visiting faculty for competition law, amongst others, at the Indian Law Institute (ILI), New Delhi and at the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA), Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India and at the National Law University, Delhi and CUTS -Institute for Regulation and Competition (CIRC).