Partner, New Delhi
Neelambera is a Partner in the Firm’s competition and antitrust practice with over 11 years’ experience
About Neelambera Sandeepan
She has extensive experience advising Indian and foreign companies in relation to the full spectrum of competition issues (both advisory and proceedings before the Competition Commission of India (CCI)), the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT), the High Courts, and the Supreme Court of India (Supreme Court)). Her experience spans a variety of sectors including aviation, real estate, natural resources (oil, coal, gas etc.), pharmaceuticals, digital markets, paper, cement, chemicals, automobile and auto-parts, railways, heavy engineering, banking and finance to name a few.
Neelambera has represented clients in several high-profile, precedent-setting behavioral case, such as Ambuja Cements in the Cement Cartel case in which, the CCI penalised the cement companies approximately USD 1.4 billion. She has successfully defended the International Air Transport Association, Prestige Estates Private Limited (a leading real estate company), Gujarat Gas Company Limited before the CCI and NCLAT. Neelambera has also represented Adani Gas Limited, Karam Chand Thapar (Coal) Division, International Spirits and Wine Association, Ultratech Cement and several other large enterprises in investigations and proceedings before the CCI and NCLAT.
At present she is representing and advising companies in the auto sector, digital markets, paper, speciality chemicals, consumer goods, electronics etc.
Neelambera has obtained a significant number of merger control clearances in India. She has advised on several complex merger control cases, including Phase II investigations involving divestitures.
Neelambera has co-authored leading guides on the law of Private Antitrust Enforcement, Digital Markets in India and Merger Control in India in The Law Reviews, Getting the Deal Through series, and International Comparative Legal Guide which are key global reference materials for these areas of law. She has been a contributing author to Concurrences e-Competitions newsletter and has also written the foreword for the Concurrences special issue on Competition Law in India.
She holds dual masters in law degrees (LL.M.) from New York University School of Law and the National University of Singapore as a Dean’s Award Scholar and is an alumna of Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, India.
She has previously worked in the competition law practice of a large Indian law firm, the World Trade Organization in Geneva and as a law clerk and research association to a sitting judge of the Supreme Court.
New York University School of Law
Masters in Global Business Laws
National University of Singapore
Masters in Corporate and Financial Services Laws
Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow
B.A. LL.B. (Hons.)
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