Anant Law

India

Analysis

Overview

Anant Law was founded in November 2020 by two partners from IndusLaw that headed the firm’s competition practiceRahul Goel and Anu Monga. Antitrust counsels Neha Mishra and Nitish Sharma joined from Gaggar & Partners shortly after to round out the leadership. The firm’s core strengths are in competition and corporate. Demonstrating this strength, the young firm is involved in the highest number of constitutional challenges to the Competition Act.  

Dispute resolution

Work highlights 

Representing the promoters of Solar Industries India before the NCLAT in a potentially landmark minority shareholder litigation.  

Acting for Pravasi Legal Cell in filing a public interest litigation against the arbitrary action of airlines not refunding the full number of tickets for flights that were cancelled due to restrictions imposed by the government of India.  

Representing All Cargo Logistics before the Supreme Court of India defending the judgment of the Madras High Court in a matter pertaining to payment of stand duty on a purchase of land.   

Corporate and M&A

Work highlights 

Advised Sudeep Pharma Private in connection with the setting up of its new nutrition business joint venture company.  

Acted for Gala Group Germany on its acquisition of a 30% stake in Ramesh Flowers Private. 

Represented Kuwait-based Asiya Capital Investment Company on its purchase of Duet India Hotels for an undisclosed sum.  

Key clients 

Claridges Hotel, Grocurv Private

Competition/antitrust

Work highlights 

Assisting domestic pharmaceuticals company Zydus Cadila in one of the most high-profile competition litigations before the Supreme Court of India relating to an alleged anti-competitive agreement with the Chemists & Druggists Association of India.  

Engaged by Schott Glass for its Supreme Court challenge against the CCI in an abuse of dominance matter related to volume based discounts.  

Represented Sumitomo Chemical India on challenging the constitutionality of a regulation of the CCI that empowers the regulator to demand interest on late payments.  

Key clients 

Builders Association of India, Forech India, Tranter India