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Senior Associate in the Competition Practice at the Mumbai office of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas. Smita advises on a range of competition matters, including merger control, abuse of dominance, cartel enforcement and competition compliance. She can be reached at

CCI notes to Form 1

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has introduced updated guidance notes for drafting the short form merger filing i.e., Form I.  The guidance lists the scope of information and documents required to be submitted as part of the Form I notification that one files with the CCI. Some of the key changes to the guidance notes and their implications have been discussed below:Continue Reading Notes to Form I: A brief look at the changes to CCI’s explanatory notes

Panasonic India granted 100% penalty reduction under leniency regime

In a recent order, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) has granted Panasonic Energy India Co. Ltd. (“Panasonic India”) and its office bearers, a 100% penalty reduction under the leniency regime provided by the Competition Act, 2002 (Act).[1] This is the second time Panasonic India has been granted full immunity under the leniency regime in India.Continue Reading Panasonic Granted 100% Leniency in Second Batteries Cartel Case