Parthsarathi Jha is an Associate Partner at ELP. Parth primarily focuses on advising clients on international trade and competition issues. Within international trade law, he regularly advises clients on trade-remedy investigations and on issues arising out of market access, national treatment and non- tariff barriers. He routinely advises the Government of India on rights and obligations under the WTO.
Parth also specializes in advising clients on a range of competitions issues including cartel investigations, vertical restraints and unilateral conduct.
His practice spans various industry sectors including steel, automobile, pharmaceuticals, renewable energy, petrochemicals and media. Some of his recent engagements include, representing the Government of India in a WTO Dispute [United States – Certain Measures relating to Renewable Energy Sector (DS 510)], advising the Government of India in a WTO dispute [India – Measures relating to Sugar and Sugarcane (DS 580)], advising a major pharmaceutical company before the Competition Commission of India in an investigation involving allegations of price fixation of life saving drugs and representing Royal Western Turf Club of India before the Competition Commission of India in an investigation involving abuse of dominance.
Parth has authored articles in various international publications including the India chapter (titled ‘Rebuttable Presumption’ to ‘Refutable Assumption’: An Assessment of Market Economy Treatment by the Indian Designated Authority from 1995 till 2018) in the Non-market Economies in the Global Trading System book. Additionally, he has also authored an article (titled ‘Supreme Court Verdict in CCI v SAIL: Setting the Ground Rules for the Commission and the Appellate Tribunal’) for the CPI Antitrust journal.
Parth earned an LL.M from Harvard Law School and holds a B.A. LL.B. (Honors) from Hidayatullah National Law University. Apart from India, he is also admitted to the State Bar of New York.