Naval Satarawala Chopra is a partner in the competition law team at Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, focusing on both contentious and non-contentious competition law matters. He is recognised as a leading practitioner of competition law and his clients include both private and government enterprises, including Microsoft, Facebook, National Stock Exchange, Singapore Airlines and VeriFone. Naval also worked closely with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs and the Competition Commission of India in the finalisation of the Indian merger control regime.
He is acknowledged by Chambers and Partners 2015 as a ‘master strategist’ who is known for his ‘very sound handle on Indian law’ and his ‘ability to think out-of-the-box and find solutions by balancing the law and commercial considerations’. The Indian Lawyer 250 has recognised him as ‘a very impressive young lawyer’, who shows ‘a great level of responsiveness and client sensitivity’, particularly in merger control matters. He is included in the Global Competition Review’s ‘40 Under 40’ 2015.
In 2014, Naval instituted a course on competition law at ILS Law College, Pune, where he teaches part time. He is qualified to practise in New York, England and Wales, and India. He holds an LLB from ILS Law College, Pune and an LLM from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Prior to joining the firm, Naval was an associate in the India group at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, London, for almost five years.