Harman Singh Sandhu

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Harman joined Amarchand Mangaldas in January 2009 and is a principal associate – designate in the firm’s competition law practice in the New Delhi office. Harman has considerable experience in advising Indian and foreign companies in relation to a whole range of competition issues (both on the advisory side and in proceedings before the Competition Commission of India) in a variety of sectors including telecoms, railways, steel, aviation, banking, natural resources (oil, coal, iron ore, etc), construction, cement, tyres, fibres and chemicals. Harman has been acknowledged in Global Competition Review’s The International Who’s Who of Competition Lawyers, 2011 and 2012 editions. Recently, Harman has been recognised by Chambers & Partners for his ‘impressive knowledge’ of competition law.Harman’s involvement in more recent cases include successfully defending Coal India Limited on an abuse of dominance allegation and Apollo Tyres Limited against allegations related to cartelisation. On the merger control side, among others, Harman advised and secured an unconditional merger control clearance for Nippon Steel Corporation in relation to its proposed merger with Sumitomo Metal Industries, for Nestlé’s acquisition of Pfizer’s nutrition business, and many others.Before joining Amarchand Mangaldas, Harman worked with the Office of Communications (UK) and the directorate general of Competition in the European Commission’s cartels division (Belgium), focusing on competition law issues. Harman holds an LLB from Maharishi Dayanand University and completed his LLM in competition law from King’s College London under the supervision of Professor Richard Whish, a world-renowned competition law professor.

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