Samir R Gandhi

Senior Partner

Practice Area

I’d like to see competition law and economics taught in greater detail at our law schools and believe that as practitioners, we must contribute to the broader academic discussion. I have every intention of making academic teaching a regular part of what I do.

The highly respected Samir Gandhi is described by a client as “a thorough professional” and is well adept at handling investigations for high–profile global clients. He has a strong commercial sense and client–centric approach which is dominated by practical considerations.

Chambers & Partners Global (2021)

With over 22 years’ experience, Samir Gandhi heads the firm’s Competition / Antitrust practice. Samir previously served as a Counsel to the CCI, and advised clients in behavioural cases before the CCI and the appellate courts, as well as the High Courts in writ, across the automobile, telecom, healthcare, media and technology sectors. Samir also represents several clients in leniencyrelated proceedings before the CCI and various writ courts. He routinely advises companies on their competition compliance programmes, including dawn raid protocols and conducting internal audits. Samir holds an LL.M.  from the London School of Economics & Political Science, U.K.

DIRECTORSHIPS, MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS

  • Special Invitee Member, Competition Law Review Committee formed by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, to review the Competition Act, 2002 (2018)
  • Member, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) delegation that appeared before the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance on the proposed amendments to the Competition Act (2012 – 2013)
  • Member and Journal Editor, Antitrust Committee of the International Bar Association (2012)
  • Member, Special Operations Group of the Section on Antitrust Law of the American Bar Association (2012)
  • Non–governmental advisor, ICN and also involved in formulating a framework competition policy for the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (2010)

WORK HIGHLIGHTS

RECENT RECOGNITION

2022

2021

2020

2019

Asialaw Profiles

‘Elite Practitioner’ for Competition/Antitrust

Asialaw Profiles

‘Elite Practitioner’ for Competition/Antitrust

Chambers & Partners Asia-Pacific

‘Band 1’ for Competition/Antitrust

Chambers & Partners Global

‘Band 1’ for Competition/Antitrust

Legal 500 Asia Pacific

‘Leading Lawyer’ for Competition/Antitrust

Who’s Who Legal

  • Recognised as a ‘World’s Leading Competition Lawyer and Economist’
  • Recognised as a ‘Global Elite Thought Leader’ for Competition

Asialaw Profiles

‘Elite Practitioner’ for Competition/Antitrust

Chambers & Partners Asia-Pacific

‘Band 1’ for Competition/Antitrust

Chambers & Partners Global

‘Band 1’ for Competition/Antitrust

India Business Law Journal

Featured in ‘A–List of India’s Top 100 Lawyers’

Legal 500 Asia Pacific

Recommended for Competition/Antitrust

Who’s Who Legal

‘Thought Leader’ for Competition/Antitrust

Chambers & Partners Asia-Pacific

‘Band 1’ for Competition/Antitrust

Chambers & Partners Global

‘Band 1’ for Competition/Antitrust

India Business Law Journal

Featured in ‘A–List of India’s Top 100 Lawyers’

Who’s Who Legal

‘Leading Practitioner’ for Competition/Antitrust

RECENT RECOGNITION

Asialaw Profiles

‘Elite Practitioner’ for Competition/Antitrust

Asialaw Profiles

‘Elite Practitioner’ for Competition/Antitrust

Chambers & Partners Asia-Pacific

‘Band 1’ for Competition/Antitrust

Chambers & Partners Global

‘Band 1’ for Competition/Antitrust

Legal 500 Asia Pacific

‘Leading Lawyer’ for Competition/Antitrust

Who’s Who Legal

  • Recognised as a ‘World’s Leading Competition Lawyer and Economist’
  • Recognised as a ‘Global Elite Thought Leader’ for Competition

Asialaw Profiles

‘Elite Practitioner’ for Competition/Antitrust

Chambers & Partners Asia-Pacific

‘Band 1’ for Competition/Antitrust

Chambers & Partners Global

‘Band 1’ for Competition/Antitrust

India Business Law Journal

Featured in ‘A–List of India’s Top 100 Lawyers’

Legal 500 Asia Pacific

Recommended for Competition/Antitrust

Who’s Who Legal

‘Thought Leader’ for Competition/Antitrust

Chambers & Partners Asia-Pacific

‘Band 1’ for Competition/Antitrust

Chambers & Partners Global

‘Band 1’ for Competition/Antitrust

India Business Law Journal

Featured in ‘A–List of India’s Top 100 Lawyers’

Who’s Who Legal

‘Leading Practitioner’ for Competition/Antitrust