Vivek Agarwal

Partner, Competition


Competition Law

Academic Qualifications

LL.M. (King's College London)
B.S.L., LL.B. (Savitribai Phule Pune University)

Bar Admissions

Bar Council of India
Supreme Court Bar Association
Delhi High Court Bar Association
International Bar Association
American Bar Association


Vivek Agarwal heads the Competition Law Practice of the firm. He is a seasoned antitrust lawyer and has been working closely with the Competition Commission of India (CCI) and the Indian Government. He has been involved with the drafting of the CCI Regulations (including the merger control regulations) and the amendments to the Indian competition statute. He has been practicing in India since 2009 and represents companies across the full spectrum of competition law issues.

Vivek obtained his Master of Laws, with a special focus on competition law, at King’s College London. He trained in competition law at the Brussels and London offices of Linklaters LLP and worked with the competition law department of Tesco Plc, London. Prior to joining DMD Advocates, Vivek worked with Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co., New Delhi. He has consistently been recognised as a ‘Global Elite – Thought Leader’ in competition law by Who’s Who Legal, London.

He has been a part of many key cases relating to cartels, abuse of dominance, vertical restraints and combinations. He advises on complex M&A/ PE transactions, gun-jumping issues, and structural/ behavioural merger remedies. He is also an expert compliance trainer with a vast experience in implementing competition policies and managing ombudsman programmes.

He regularly writes for newspapers and international journals. He was nominated for the best business article for the 2021 Antitrust Writing Awards by Concurrences, New York, and George Washington University. Vivek is the only practitioner from India to win the Lexology Client Choice Award 2021 and 2022 (Competition Law) for exceptional client care and quality of service. He has been recognised as the Future Legal Leader by the India Business Law Journal. He conducts seminars on competition law at various law schools and industry forums.

Other Key Roles

Co-Chair, Competition Law Committee,
PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry


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