Ram Kumar Poornachandran

Ram Kumar Poornachandran

Partner, Talwar Thakore & Associates
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Ram Kumar heads the competition practice of TT&A. He has advised Indian and foreign clients on complex matters across various sectors such as pharmaceuticals, petrochemicals, energy, media, FMCG, glass and healthcare.

He has successfully advised and represented a number of clients in merger transactions. On the antitrust side, Ram has successfully defended Swiggy, a major online food delivery platform against abuse of dominance allegations before the CCI. He successfully represented Flipkart, a leading e-commerce platform in securing a stay against the order of the CCI for investigation into alleged anti-competitive conduct of Indian e-commerce marketplaces. He has also represented Facebook before the CCI in securing the dismissing of abuse of dominance allegations relating to its acquisition of WhatsApp. Ram has successfully represented Reliance Industries, Torrent Pharmaceuticals and 21st Century Fox in cartel investigations. He regularly advises and represents clients (both Indian and multinational) in leniency proceedings. He also regularly advises multinational companies on competition compliance issues. Ram is a non-governmental advisor to the CCI.

Ram received his LLM degree from the National University of Singapore and holds a postgraduate diploma in competition economics from King’s College London. He is consistently rated for his expertise and experience by publications such as Chambers & Partners (2015–2019), The Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal 2019 (Future leader – Partners).

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