Samir R Gandhi heads the competition law practice at AZB & Partners. Samir has previously served as counsel to the Competition Commission of India (CCI) in major litigation, including in CCI v. SAIL, the first substantive competition law case decided by the Indian Supreme Court.

Samir has vast experience in behavioural cases before CCI, appellate and About the Authors 167 writ courts across multiple sectors representing several clients (e.g., Google, Lafarge). He also advised CCI in shaping the 2011 merger regulations.

Samir has significant merger control experience, both global (e.g., GE/Alstom, Dell/EMC, SABMiller/InBev) and domestic (e.g., ATC/Viom, Future Retail/Bharti Retail).

Samir routinely advises on competition compliance and leniency applications. He is an officer of the IBA Anti-trust Committee and the editor of the Competition Law International journal. Samir is listed as a leading competition lawyer in India by Chambers and Partners, Legal Media Group’s Guide to the World’s Leading Competition & Antitrust Lawyers, and Practical Law Company’s Competition & Leniency multi-jurisdictional guide.

Samir is a graduate of the National Law School of India University, Bangalore and the London School of Economics and Political Science, and was a visiting fellow at Columbia Law School