Naval Satarawala Chopra is a senior partner in the firm’s competition law practice, and has been involved with competition law since its inception in India. He focuses on both contentious and non-contentious matters.
On the merger control front, Naval has successfully obtained approval in several prominent cases, including Facebook’s investment in Jio Platforms, Bayer’s acquisition of Monsanto, Ctrip’s investment in MakeMyTrip, PVR’s acquisition of DT Cinemas, HP’s acquisition of Samsung’s printer business, the failed merger of Publicis and Omnicom and Avago’s acquisition of Broadcom. Naval also worked closely with the government of India and the CCI in finalising the Indian merger control framework.
Naval features in Who’s Who Legal Thought Leaders: Competition (2017–2021). He was listed in Global Competition Review’s top ‘40 under 40’ competition lawyers in the world in 2015, and more recently featured in Forbes India as one of the ‘Top 100 Individual Lawyers’ in India.
Naval has authored the India chapters of the Global Antitrust and Competition Law Compliance Handbook (Oxford University Press), Private Equity Antitrust (American Bar Association) and Competition and Patent Law in the Pharmaceutical Sector (Kluwer Law International).