Anand S Pathak practises in the areas of US, European and Indian mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, and technology licensing, distribution and agency arrangements. He attended all of the European Council negotiation meetings leading to the adoption of the EU Merger Control Regulation, and assisted in the drafting of the implementing regulations and guidelines issued by the European Commission. He has represented clients in European Commission proceedings, investigations and notifications of concentrations under EU competition laws, including Toyota, General Electric, Dresser Industries, Ingersoll-Rand, Pepsico Inc and Waste Management, and more recently Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited in a competition law proceeding before the European Commission in the Lundbeck case. He has represented several clients in proceedings before the Indian Competition Commission, the Competition Appellate Tribunal and the Supreme Court of India, including Apple Inc, MCX-SX, Financial Technologies (India) Limited, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Daiichi Sankyo, Eli Lilly, General Motors, Bull Machines, Ericsson, Amazon, Super Cassettes and DLF Limited.
Mr Pathak has practised law for more than 25 years. Prior to joining P&A Law Offices, he was a lawyer in Brussels, Cleveland and Palo Alto. He is admitted to practise law in India, and the states of Ohio and California in the United States. He is a graduate of Cambridge University and Yale University, and has worked at both the European Court of Justice and in the Competition Division of the Legal Service of the European Commission. He has received several awards for M&A and competition law, including ‘Best M&A Lawyer in India in 2008’; ‘India M&A Legal Counsel of the Year’ in 2009; ‘India M&A Lawyer of the Year’ in 2011; ‘India Competition Lawyer of the Year’ in 2012; ‘India M&A Lawyer of the Year – 2012’; and ‘India Competition Lawyer of the Year’ in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017