Extension Lecture Series - Archive - Page 7

Event: Extension Lecture Series
Date: July 19, 2014
Speaker: Mr. Ravisekhar Nair, Associate Partner & Head of Competition Law & Policy Practice Group at Economic Law Practice, New Delhi
Topic: A Practitioner’s Perspective on Advising Clients on Competition Law

Mr. Ravisekhar is Associate Partner & Head of Competition Law & Policy Practice Group at Economic Law Practice, New Delhi. Prior to present position, he was associated with Luthra & Luthra Law Office, New Delhi, Competition Law Practice Group as Managing Associate (April 2011-June 2012); Senior Associate (April 2009 – March 2011) and Associate (June 2005 – March 2009). His professional internship were with firms of international repute including Blake Dawson Waldron Lawyers, Australia (November 2006-February 2007); Boehmert & Boehmert Law Associates, Munich, Germany (May – June 2004) & Luthra & Luthra Law Offices, New Delhi (May-June 2003, January 2004).

Mr. Ravisekhar’s areas of expertise includes: PQE of 9 years in rendering competition/antitrust advisory, transactional, litigation and advocacy services for clients across industry sectors; Representing clients in several on-going conduct related investigations/inquiries before the Competition Commission of India (CCI) in relation to anti-competitive practices and abuse of dominant position (IT, IPR, Cement, Payment Systems, Telecommunication, Broadcasting, Tyre, Lotteries, Automobiles, Asbestos, Pharma, Oil & Gas, Ports); Rendering on-going advice to several clients in relation to merger control issues in several sectors; Representing clients in various appeals and proceedings before the Competition Appellate Tribunal and other national courts; Rendering representational competition advocacy services for several clients before the CCI and other Central Government Ministries/Bodies to highlight critical anti-competitive effects of existing and proposed policies of the Government. Sectors represented include liner conferences, sugar, post & telegraph, telecommunications, commodities trading and the entertainment sector; Rendering competition compliance services for clients which include Competition Compliance Audits, design & roll-out of Competition Compliance Training Programmes for staff and managerial level officials, and design & implementation of Competition Compliance Manuals.

Mr. Ravisekhar also assisted the Competition Commission of India on the draft Regulations of 2008/2009 and 2007 amendments to the Competition Act, 2002 and was also a member of the Law Firm Group, which assisted CCI on the March 2011 draft of the Combination (merger control) Regulations. For his contribution to the field of law, Mr. Ravisekhar was recognized in the 2012 Asialaw Leading Lawyers list for Competition/Antitrust in India and in the 2013 Indian Lawyer 250 for Competition/Antitrust.

Mr. Ravisekhar, an avid writer, has several research laurels to his credit which include: The Failing Firm Defence, Manupatra Comp LR, Vol. 1, Part 2 (2009); Competition Law in India: A Legal Quagmire, The Indian Journal of International Economic Law (IJIEL) Vol. 1, 2008; The Relevance of Competition Compliance Programmes under India’s New Competition Regime, Chartered Secretary, Vol. XXXVIII, No. 9 (September 2008); Steps in the Right Direction: A Look at the Draft Regulations Framed by the CCI Regarding M&A Controls, GCP – The Online Magazine for Global Competition Policy, August -08(2); Merger Control under India's New Competition Regime, Executive View http://executiveview.com/knowledge_centre.php?id=10697, October 2009; Predatory Pricing under the Indian Competition Act, 2002, Manupatra Comp LR, Vol. 1, Part 3, (2008); and The Role of Cost Accountants under the Competition Act, 2002 – Predatory Pricing Issues, Journal of the Institute of Cost & Works Accountants of India (ICWAI), April 2008. He also was Associate Editor for the Competition Law Report, a quarterly journal published by Manupatra featuring articles, new developments worldwide, national and international news and notes on international competition law/antitrust cases (2008-2012).

Mr. Ravisekhar’s professional affiliations/memberships include: Delhi Bar Council, New Delhi, India; Competition Law Bar Association, New Delhi, India and American Bar Association (ABA) and the Anti-trust Section of the ABA.

Event: Extension Lecture Series
Date: March 26, 2014
Speaker: Ms. Kanisshka Tyagi, Partner, Kaden Boriss
Topic: Forms of Business

Ms. Kanisshka graduated from Campus Law Center, Delhi University, and joined a Delhi based corporate and commercial law firm, where she got extensive exposure in real estate sector and other general corporate and commercial work.

Ms. Kanisshka subsequently joined another corporate and commercial law firm in New Delhi and got the opportunity to expand her practice base to include insolvency; private equity and regularly advised on cross border investment transactions amongst other practice areas.

Ms. Kanisshka joined Kaden Boriss as a Partner in 2011.

Ms. Kanisshka has executed and advised both foreign and domestic companies on transactions related to private equity investments, real estate, acquisitions, corporate restructuring arrangements, commercial contracts and secretarial matters.

Besides Ms. Kanisshka has also been handling assignments relating to intellectual property protection corporate litigation and labor & employment laws.