Gauri Chhabra is a partner in the firm’s competition law practice, and has worked on a wide range of matters, including cartel enforcement, abuse of dominance, merger control and competition compliance. She has represented Indian and multinational clients across various sectors.
In the area of merger control, Gauri primarily represents private equity investors and has successfully obtained unconditional merger control clearances for, among others, Blackstone’s acquisition of Piramal Glass, Warburg Pincus’ acquisition of Medplus, NIIF’s acquisition in Manipal Hospitals, and in the following mergers: Warburg/Tata; Emerson/ Pentair; TPG/Intel; Brookfield/Reliance; Capital Square/Aegis; Ultra Tech/Jaypee; Johnson/ Hitachi; Nippon/Reliance Capital; Blackstone/Pune Dynasty; JSW Ispat/JSW Steel; Tetra Laval/ Alfa Laval; Thriveni/Brahmani River and Blackstone/Sona.
Gauri has co-authored various articles, including ‘India’s New Competition Regime Steadily Gaining Ground’ in Competition Law International (the journal of the International Bar Association’s Antitrust Section) and ‘Latest Merger Control Trends Analysed’ in International Finance Law Review. She also co-authored the India chapter in The Cartels and Leniency Review.
She was recognised as a leading lawyer in 2019–2021 by Asialaw Profiles and she features in Who’s Who Legal Future Leaders: Competition 2017, 2018, 2020 and 2021.