Mr. M. M. Sharma, Advocate, Delhi High Court, heads the Competition Law & Policy practice of the Firm since 2009. He has over 30 years of experience, including judicial experience as a Judge Advocate in the Indian Navy for over 10 years. He holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Economics of Competition Law from Kings College, London.
He worked in the Competition Commission of India (CCI) as an Additional Registrar during 2006-2008 and was responsible for drafting the Implementing Regulations under the Competition Act, 2002. He also worked as Head-Legal /In-house Counsel in Jindal Steel and Power Ltd. (JSPL) before joining VA in 2009. Mr Sharma advises and represents clients as independent Counsel, on competition/antitrust issues such as cartels, abuse of dominant position and M&As before the CCI, and in appeals before the Competition Appellate Tribunal (COMPAT) (Now before the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT), High Courts etc. Mr. Sharma also represents Enterprises and Industry groups as Consultant/Advisor on part time basis before the Various Ministries and Government authorities for policy interventions on behalf of his clients as a policy activist.
A prolific writer on competition issues, his articles on competition issues are published in noted journals and financial newspapers such as Economic Times, Buisness Standard, Financial Express and he is frequently quoted on competition issues in leading financial newspapers. He also appears on TV interviews in CNBC TV18, ZEE Business, MagicBricks, ET News etc. as subject expert. He also teaches “competition law’ as a visiting faculty in various Universities and Institutions, including the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA) under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs and is widely regarded as a subject expert in various Committees of Apex Business Chambers, such as FICCI, CII, ASSOCHAM and PHD CCI.
Mr. Sharma also runs an independent Blog, the Antitrust & Competition Law Blog, which gives latest updates on competition issues and cases in India. He is also the editor of the Firm’s bi-monthly Newsletter, the Competition News Bulletin, now in the 9th year of publication.