Farhad Sorabjee

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Farhad has advised and appeared in numerous multi-pronged international trade defence investigations and proceedings involving anti-dumping and safeguard duties, and Indian import and export tariffs and policies.He has advised international and Indian companies on India’s erstwhile monopolistic, restrictive and unfair trade practices law and heads the Competition Law practice in Mumbai. Farhad is currently acting in India’s first cartel activity investigation before the new Competition Commission of India and has filed the first substantive abuse of dominance proceeding before the commission. He advises and acts extensively on merger control issues and filings in both global and Indian acquisitions and mergers, and also on internal corporate compliance.He has acted and appeared in numerous complex multi-jurisdictional national and international commercial arbitrations and disputes involving tortious and contractual aspects of civil law. He was the lead adviser in simultaneous litigation and arbitration proceedings in Sri Lanka and the UK for a global port operator, for which the firm was awarded Asian Counsel’s “Deal of the Year” for dispute resolution. Farhad has advised and acted in numerous proceedings involving administrative law and constitutional challenges relating to, among other things, excise duties, service taxes and import and export laws.He has appeared in several landmark cases before the Supreme Court of India on issues such as the liability to pay customs duty on the import of intellectual property and the applicability of excise duty provisions to immovable property.Farhad has advised and assisted state governments in the formulation and drafting of legislation pertaining to infrastructure development funding and fiscal accountability.Farhad has the highest recommendations for Indian competition law in both PLC Which Lawyer? and the International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers.

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