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Senior Associate in the competition law practice at the Bengaluru office of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas. Arunima advises on all aspects of competition law. She has successfully represented clients across sectors in cases concerning allegations of cartel conduct and abuse of market power and has also assisted clients in merger  filings with the Competition Commission of India. She can be reached at


The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has, for the sixth time since the introduction of the merger control regime in India, proposed amendments (Proposed Amendments) to the Competition Commission of India (Procedure in regard to the transaction of business relating to combinations) Regulations, 2011 (Combination Regulations).

The Combination Regulations are the principal regulations governing the merger notification process in India.[1] Some of the changes proposed by the CCI seem to be aimed at addressing issues that have arisen in the implementation of the merger control regime over the past couple of years whereas others seek to incorporate procedures that are already being followed by the CCI in practice. The changes, currently in draft form while the CCI seeks stakeholder views , are highlighted in brief below.
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