Rahul Goel is a partner at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, and his practice focuses on competition and technology, media and telecommunication laws.
Rahul advises clients on all issues relating to competition law, including behavioural or enforcement matters (cartels, bid rigging, anticompetitive 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.
Rahul has worked on some of the key competition cases in India and has been instrumental in developing competition law jurisprudence. Among many others, he successfully obtained the landmark order on ‘relevant turnover’ from COMPAT and got the same confirmed by the Supreme Court of India (in May 2017); got the first order from the CCI granting cross-examination in the Chemists & Druggists case; and got an order from the High Court of Delhi saying that the CCI is required to establish jurisdiction prior to initiating an investigation. He also represented the Informant Builders Association of India in the historic Cement cartel case involving 13 cement companies.
Rahul holds the distinction of being nominated, twice, as a finalist at the most prestigious Global Competition Review annual awards at Washington, DC in 2013 (for obtaining the landmark orders in the Cement cartel matter) and 2014 (for obtaining an order on ‘relevant turnover’).