Mr G R Bhatia is a partner and head of the competition law practice group. A former additional director general of the CCI and the erstwhile Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices Commission (MRTPC), he underwent intensive training in ‘Anti-monopoly Laws in Japan’, organised by the Japan Fair Trade Commission, and has also attended training programmes on ‘Unilateral Conducts and Cartelisation’, organised by the Korean Fair Trade Commission in Seoul. He was also associated with the amendments that were made to the Competition Act in 2007, and spearheaded the Luthra & Luthra team that advised the FTC and the DoJ in aligning the US antitrust internal reference materials with Indian laws and circumstances.
In recognition of his in-depth experience in the field of competition law, Mr Bhatia was appointed by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, government of India, as an Expert on the National Committee on Competition Policy.
Prior to his stint at the MRTPC, Mr Bhatia also served as the Registrar of Companies and the Official Liquidator of Patna High Court. Mr Bhatia is a member of the faculties of the Indian Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Indian Institute of Management for competition law and policy. He is consulting editor of Manupatra Competition Law Reports and also a member of the editorial board of Chartered Secretary. He contributes articles regularly on corporate and competition law issues.
Mr Bhatia represents and appears before the CCI and the Competition Appellate Tribunal (COMPAT) on competition issues. He is an ombudsman for several German majors on issues relating to competition and anticorruption in the Indian jurisdiction. He has appeared as a competition law expert in various courts, including the London Court of International Arbitration.
Mr Bhatia has been ranked among the ‘Leaders in their Field’ in competition/antitrust by Chambers Asia, a Chambers and Partners publication, in 2012 and 2013.
Campus Law Center, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi
University of Delhi
B.Com (Hons.), University of Delhi
Diploma in Corporate laws, Indian Institute of Law
Bars and Courts
Bar Council of Delhi
Supreme Court Bar Association
Competition Law Bar Association