Joint Partner, New Delhi
Mr. Abir Roy is a Joint Partner at Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan (L&S) and a senior member of the competition law practice.
Based in New Delhi, he has represented clients before the Competition Commission of India (CCI), Competition Appellate Tribunal (COMPAT) and the High Court on competition law related matters. He has advised clients on both contentious and non-contentious matters, including merger control matters since 2009 (when the Competition Act was notified in India). He has rich experience in handling complex issues such as cost analysis for pricing relating abuses, essential facilities and issues on the interplay between competition law and intellectual property rights. He also regularly advises and provides periodic training to clients on their business operations from a competition law perspective.
Abir has represented clients on competition law across all industry segments including oil and gas, aviation, automobile and auto parts, stock exchange, entertainment, government procurement, liquor, fast moving consumer goods, chemicals, radio taxi among others. L&S has been ranked as Tier 1 by Legal 500 (2016) in the competition law practice and Abir has been recognized as key figure in the competition law team of L&S having expertise in competition litigation (Legal 500,2016).
Abir is also a leading author and his book on Competition law in India: A practical guide which has been published by Wolters Kluwer in April 2016 (ISBN: 9789041161390). He has also contributed to the India chapter on ABA Annual Legal Update on competition law for the year 2015 (which got published in 2016). Abir is also the sole contributor from India on the Kluwer Competition law blog where he contributes periodically on the developments in competition law in India. He is also the author of a popular series on Competition Law titled “Competition Law in India” published by Eastern law House (ISBN: 9788171772919). Abir is also a visiting lecturer teaching the nuance of competition law to the students of Symbiosis University, Noida.
B.A.LL.B.,(Hons) from National Law University Jodhpur