NAME: Trilegal’s successful defence of Edelweiss Commodities

LAW FIRM: Trilegal


PRACTICE AREAS: Competition/antitrust

INDUSTRY SECTORS: Consumer goods and services

Trilegal’s successful defence of Edelweiss Commodities is our deal of the month for October.

Trilegal has successfully defended Edelweiss Commodities against an investigation concerning its alleged cartelisation in the pulses market. The ruling was passed by the Competition Commission of India (CCI) in favour of Edelweiss Commodities on 13 October, 2022.

Following the investigation undertaken by the CCI in 2018 and the search and seizure operations directed by the Office of the Director General (DG) in March 2019 against Edelweiss Commodities and three other entities, Trilegal has put forth economic and legal arguments before the CCI to ultimately absolve Edelweiss Commodities of any misconduct. This marks the first instance where a party has been exonerated by the CCI after dawn raids conducting search and seizure proceedings.

The Trilegal competition team was led by partners Nisha Uberoi, Gautam Chawla and counsel Radhika Seth. The team also included senior associates Mathew George and Swati Sharma.