Elite Practitioner



Practice area:

Dispute resolution

Shweta Shroff Chopra is a partner in the Firm’s Competition Law Practice and has over 18 years’ experience in advising on corporate and competition law matters.
Shweta has been practicing competition law since its early days in India, having been involved in several high-profile cases relating to cartels, abuse of dominance and merger control. Shweta’s clients include prominent names such as Meta (formerly Facebook), WhatsApp, Temasek, Trian Partners, Reliance Retail, Walmart, JK Group, Maruti Suzuki, PVR Cinemas and Nestle S.A.

Shweta’s practice is a combination of merger control and enforcement. On the merger control front, Shweta has significant experience across industries, and is well regarded for her practical and commercially sound advice. She has successfully obtained unconditional Phase I merger clearances from the CCI for various big-ticket global and Indian transactions, including Reliance Retail’s proposed acquisition of Future Group’s retail & wholesale and logistics & warehousing businesses, Walmart’s acquisition of a majority stake in Flipkart and Vodafone India in its merger with Idea Cellular. Shweta has also been involved in seminal Phase II merger clearances in India, including in relation to acquisition of Larsen & Toubro’s electrical & automation business by Schneider Electric, Holcim Ltd in its “merger of equals” with Lafarge S. A. and PVR’s acquisition of DT Cinemas. Shweta represented CA Magnum Holdings in relation to their acquisition of majority shareholding in Hexaware Technologies Limited, which is a seminal case in relation to treatment of vertical overlaps in the IT / ITES space. She also represented Delhivery in relation to its transaction with FedEx, where FedEx exited its Indian business and acquired a stake in Delhivery, which has since filed for an IPO. Shweta also acted for Flipkart (a subsidiary of Walmart) in its commercial arrangements and acquisition of a minority stake in Aditya Birla Fashion & Retail Ltd. Recently, she helped Trian Fund Management secure an approval through the green channel route for appointment of its representative on the board of Unilever.

  • Competition law