Rahul Goel is a partner at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas and his practice focuses on competition and technology, media and telecommunication (TMT) laws.
Rahul advises clients on all issues relating to competition law including behavioural or enforcement matters (cartels, bid rigging, anti-competitive agreements, dominance) and merger control provisions. He also advises and assists companies and stakeholders in competition law compliance, audit and training.
He assists and represents clients before the Supreme Court of India, High Courts (Writ Jurisdiction), Competition Appellate Tribunal and Competition Commission of India. He also advises and assists companies in auditing their existing agreements and practices, and forming compliance programmes and procedures in accordance with competition law.
Subsequent to notification of the Competition Law in India in May 2009, Rahul advised Builders Association of India (in August 2009) and successfully represented Builders Association of India (Informant) in the cement cartel matter before the CCI; wherein the CCI imposed highest ever penalty on companies involved in cartel activity. Apart from the cement cartel matter, Rahul has acted or is acting as lead counsel in a number of matters that have been recognised as leading transactions in India and abroad, including the aluminium phosphide cartel, the real estate cartel, the auto parts matter, the PVC flooring cartel, and the leather upholstery cartel, among others.
Rahul has been continuously working towards developing jurisprudence in the competition law space. He was nominated as a finalist at the Global Competition Review annual awards at Washington, DC in 2013 for obtaining the landmark order from the CCI in the cement cartel matter. He was again nominated as a finalist at the GCR annual awards in 2014 for obtaining a landmark judgment on recognition of ‘relevant turnover’ in the aluminium phosphide cartel matter from the Competition Appellate Tribunal.