ABOUT THE ORGANIZERS
Competition Advisory Services (India) LLP, Delhi, briefly known as COMPAD LLP is a decade old niche strategic advisory and regulatory policy consultancy firm based in Delhi, which has handled several complex matters of prestigious MNCs and Indian firms in regulatory affairs and competition law. The firm is headed by our Chairman, Mr. Dhanendra Kumar IAS (Retired), First Chairman (2009-11), Competition Commission of India, formerly Secretary to Government and Executive Director for India at World Bank.
The Competition Commission of India (CCI) was established in March 2009 by Government of India under the Competition Act, 2002 for the administration, implementation, and enforcement of the Act. It is a statutory body within the Ministry of Corporate Affairs.
ABOUT PHD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI) is an industry association which focuses on promotion of Indian industry, trade and entrepreneurship. It was established in 1905 and is a proactive and dynamic pan-India apex organization. As a partner in progress with industry and government, PHDCCI works at the grass roots level with strong national and international linkages for propelling progress, harmony and integrated development of the Indian economy, with membership of more than 1,50,000 large, medium and small industries.
ABOUT THE EVENT
COMPAD LLP, in association with Competition Commission of India and PHD Chamber of Commerce is hosting an international webinar titled as ‘Competition Law Townhall’. The webinar will host competition lawyers, academicians, industry and legal professionals. The topic of the discussion is “EU Competition Law and Digital Platforms: Experiences of EU on the Digital Markets Act”. The date and time of the Webinar is 13th September 2023, 4 PM IST (11:30 AM BST).
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Prof. Richard Whish, Professor (Emeritus), King’s College London [Keynote Speaker]
Prof. Richard Whish is Emeritus Professor of Law at King’s College London; in 2014 he was appointed KC Honoris Causa. He was a non-executive director of the Office of Fair Trading in the UK from 2003 to 2009, and a non-executive director of the Singaporean Energy Markets Authority from 2005 to 2011. He is the co-author, with David Bailey, of Competition Law (OUP) and the author of many other books, articles, case-notes and book reviews on various aspects of international competition law and policy.
Mrs. Ravneet Kaur IAS, Chairperson, Competition Commission of India [Chief Guest]
Mrs. Ravneet Kaur IAS is the Chairperson of Competition Commission of India. She is a 1988-batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of Punjab cadre. She has over three decades of experience in various administrative and financial roles in the central and state governments, Prior to her appointment as the Chairperson of the CCI, she served as the Chairperson and Managing Director of the India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) from 2017 to 2019.
Mr. Dhanendra Kumar IAS (Retd.), First Chair, CCI and Chairman, Competition Advisory Services (India) LLP
Mr. Dhanendra Kumar IAS (retd.) is the First Chairman (2009-11), Competition Commission of India. He is currently Chairman, Competition Advisory Services (India) LLP. Previously, he held the position of Executive Director for India at World Bank and Secretary to Government of India in various executive roles, including ministries like Defence, Culture and Telecom. He was instrumental in establishing the Commission and oversaw its functioning from the set-up stage. He was responsible for competition advocacy with stakeholders and laid the framework for enforcement of Competition Act, 2002. He’s also known to be the founder of merger control regime in India. He launched the M&A regime in CCI in 2011 and framed regulations. After his superannuation, he chaired an expert committee of Ministry of Corporate Affairs to draft National Competition Policy. He is also a Distinguished Fellow of Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA), Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India. He is the Chairperson of the Competition and Consumer Law Committee of PHD Chamber of Commerce.
The webinar is open to all professionals, lawyers, students, academicians, industry experts or any enthusiasts for the subject as well.
The Webinar will be conducted in the online mode.
The registration can be done via the link provided as follows:
Aditya Trivedi, Associate, Competition Advisory Services (India) LLP at email@example.com