7th Annual International Conference on Competition Law-Recent Amendments, Challenges and The Way Forward

We are glad to partner with ASSOCHAM for the 7th Annual International Conference on Competition Law scheduled for 15th October 2022 from 10 AM to 4 PM in New Delhi, India.

About the conference:
A robust antitrust and competition law enforcement has become a necessity for domestic as well as overseas enterprises who intend to invest in India. The new age, digital markets and e-commerce initiatives are revolutionizing the economies.  The innovations and technological disruptions have thrown up challenges and threats to the incumbent traditional segments of the Indian markets. Unfair business practices have prompted policymakers to consider and innovate newer policies to curb such practices harming other stakeholders. The impact and influence of such challenges e.g., are amongst others on scrutiny over mergers, data and privacy rights of businesses and consumers. Hence, an effective handling of antitrust litigation and regulatory processes have become perpetually crucial parts of business and regulatory ecosystems.

For global investors especially, in long-term investment decisions, competition laws with focus on maintaining competitive process and controlled interventions of regulators and enforcement agencies remain the preferred model. The latest development in Indian context for the ensuing conference, is the Competition (Amendment) Bill, 2022 which has been introduced in Lok Sabha on 5th August 2022. The Bill seeks to enhance the evolution of competition jurisprudence together with addressing the foregoing changes to the extent possible strengthen the Indian industry and enabling competitiveness across various business segments.

Further, towards deliberating on various perspectives of competition law as well as creating public awareness and sensitizing the stakeholders in a co-evolving landscape across international jurisdictions, ASSOCHAM’s National Council for Competition Law is organizing the 7th Annual International Conference on “Competition Law– Enforcement in India: the past, the present and the future” on Saturday, 15th October 2022 in New Delhi, India.

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The conference also sets out to highlight salient suggestions/proposals of the Amendment Bill and in the process try to cover the recommendation of a predictable and transparent merger control regime; the importance of antitrust compliance and an extremely tougher antitrust dispute resolution mechanism where the investigator, who hitherto was kept at arm’s length from the adjudicating authority, being proposed to act in unison with the adjudicating authority.

Key discussion areas:
Session 1– Contours of Anti-Competitive Agreements and Journey of Enforcement so far
Session 2– M&A and the Competition Amendment Bill: two steps forward?
Session 3– Exclusionary Conducts, Dominance and Relevant Markets- issues & challenges
Session 4– The focus on digital markets
Valedictory Session– Taking the mandate of Advocacy to stakeholders holistically

Partnership in conference
In this regard, ASSOCHAM takes this opportunity to invite your esteemed organization to join as a Partner in the international conference (in-person). Brief details of the program along with the sponsorship budget, partner categories, speaker opportunities, and deliverables are available here.

Delegate nomination
Further, ASSOCHAM requests you to join or nominate your colleagues for attending the conference as delegates. The delegate participation fee will be charged at INR 2,500 (+GST 18%). The registration form is available here.

The event webpage is available here.

ASSOCHAM looks forward to your kind acceptance of the invitation and extending support.

For speakership, partnership and participation opportunities, or any further details please connect with:

Mr Jatin Kochar
+91- 97119 04890

Mr Vikash Vardhman
+91- 90277 88277