Overview

Ravisekhar Nair is a Partner at ELP and co-heads the Competition Law & Policy practice of the firm. With over 12 years of experience, Ravi is currently involved in some of the most contentious cases pending before the Competition Commission of India (CCI). He earned his LL.M. from the University of Queensland, Australia.

Ravi represents clients across industry sectors in investigations and inquiries before the CCI and the Office of the Director General, CCI. He also represents clients before the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal, various High Courts and the Supreme Court of India. Ravi has extensive experience in rendering general competition law advisory, merger control advisory and competition compliance services for clients.

He was part of the “Law Firm Working Group” formed by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs to give a final shape to the merger regulations governing combinations in India and has closely worked with the CCI to get various processes and procedures in place. Ravi also assisted the CCI on framing of its draft Regulations in 2008 and 2009 as well as the 2007 amendments to the Competition Act. Ravi has worked closely with various Government Departments and clients and has rendered advisory assistance on substantive issues of competition law.

Ravi has various publications on competition law to his credit and regularly speaks at various forums on competition law. Ravi has been Highly Recommended for his expertise in Competition & Antitrust by the Chambers Asia-Pacific 2015 to 2018 and is also recognized and ranked in Legal500 – Asia-Pacific 2018 and Who’s Who Legal – Competition 2018.

Recognitions

Chambers Asia Pacific
  • A very accomplished lawyer who understands the economic principles that underpin competition law. I have great respect for his views on a matter, and case strategy
  • “Ability to think several steps ahead,” as well as for his “meticulous identification and weighment of options.”
  • “It is wonderful how he takes a case in the way it needs to go.” He is also recommended as a practitioner who is “able to give very pragmatic advice on how to operate within the law” on compliance issues.
  • Ravi is praised for his deep knowledge of competition law and for being “legally sound yet able to understand the business needs and hence give pragmatic advice.” He is becoming increasingly prominent in the market, having advised in a range of significant investigations before the CCI and COMPAT. He is warmly praised by interviewees, one noting he is “incredibly energetic, mature, sensible and extremely responsive.”
  • “It is wonderful how he takes a case in the way it needs to go.”
  • “Things being very well done”.
  • “Great on enforcement issues”.
  • “Able to give very pragmatic advice on how to operate within the law” .
Legal 500
  • Ranked as a Leading Individual for Antitrust and Competition

Asia Law
  • “Prompt in responding and always available for legal support. He has legal knowledge expertise.”
  • Ravi is praised by a client for his “knowledge and prompt response”.
Chambers Global
  • “Things being very well done” in general and as a practitioner who is “great on enforcement issues” in particular

RSG India Report
  • Ravi is commended for his ‘excellent communication skills’, ‘expert industry knowledge’ and ‘impressive application skills’. Clients commented on the balanced approach he provides.
Forbes Legal Powerlist – India’s Top 100 Lawyers

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