Karan Singh Chandhiok
Competition and Dispute Resolution - Chandhiok & Mahajan
Karan Singh Chandhiok heads the dispute resolution and competition law practice at Chandhiok & Mahajan. He represents clients before various courts, arbitral tribunals, and regulators in India. He also has extensive experience in advising airlines and lessors on contentious and non-contentious matters; and on the financing and regulatory aspects of aviation in India.
Ranked amongst the Top 100 lawyers in India by the Indian Business Law Journal, Karan is recognised as one of the leaders of the Indian bar; and finds mention as leading lawyer by various international publications and directories such as Chambers & Partners, Global Competition Law Review, International Financial Law Review, Who’s Who Legal and Asialaw Leading Lawyers. Chambers 2017 describes Karan as “[h]e thinks outside the box, is imaginative, and has an unbelievable ability to get things done.” While Chambers 2016 recommended him as “a strategic thinker who comes out with creative solutions that are not always obvious to others.” Who’s Who Legal recommends him for his "outstanding work" and "ability to stay very focused on what matters to the client".
Karan has acted for various corporations in the information technology, information technology enabled services, banking and finance, glass, steel, cement, tyres, automotive components, liquor, aviation,
Karan’s practice focuses on all aspects of antitrust law. He has extensive experience in advising and representing clients on mergers, commercial arrangements, strategic alliances, behavioural (cartel and dominance) cases before the CCI, the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal, High Courts and the Supreme Court of India.
He led Panasonic’s defence in four cartel investigations before the CCI, leading to either full immunity from fines or dismissal of the investigation report. He also led advocacy for Hyundai Motors before the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) leading to the first decision of the CCI to be set-aside by the appellate tribunal.
Karan has also prepared several merger control filings; and coordinated merger filings across the globe. He acted for Clariant and Huntsman on their USD 20bn merger of equals.