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Course Introduction: 

In this course, we will delve deep into the legal mechanisms designed to promote fair competition and safeguard market integrity. Throughout our journey, we will uncover the fundamental principles that underpin competition law, exploring its role in fostering innovation, protecting consumer interests, and sustaining economic vitality. Through a blend of theoretical insights, practical case studies, and engaging discussions, you will develop a comprehensive understanding of antitrust regulations, mergers and acquisitions scrutiny, and the enforcement mechanisms employed by regulatory authorities. Whether you aspire to become a legal expert, a business strategist, or a policy advocate, this course will equip you with the knowledge and analytical skills necessary to navigate the intricate landscape of competition law successfully. 

Course Structure:

SESSION 1: Development of Competition Law in UK, USA and India

SESSION 2: Economic Theories and Concepts

SESSION 3: Competition Act, 2002

SESSION 4: Concept of Dominant Position

SESSION 5: Concept of Anti-Competitive Agreement

SESSION 6: Doctrine of Per-Se Rule and Rule of Reason

SESSION 7: Concept of Combination (M&A)

SESSION 8: Practical aspect with regards to Competition law



The objective of this course is to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of competition law, also known as antitrust law, and its role in regulating market behaviour to ensure fair competition, prevent anticompetitive practices, and promote consumer welfare. Through theoretical exploration and practical application, students will develop the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate the complexities of competition law effectively.


Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the fundamental principles underlying competition law, including market competition, market power, and anticompetitive behavior.

  • Identify and analyze various anticompetitive practices such as price-fixing, collusion, bid-rigging, and abuse of dominance.

  • Evaluate the competitive implications of mergers and acquisitions, applying legal frameworks and analytical tools.

  • Gain insights into the role and functions of competition authorities and regulatory agencies, examining their enforcement powers and strategies.

  • Apply competition law principles to real-world scenarios through case studies and practical exercises, developing critical thinking skills.

  • Contribute to the formulation of effective competition policy and advocacy efforts, understanding broader societal and economic implications.


Prime Takeaway:

Theoretical and Practical Aspects of Competition Law including but not restrained to Development of Competition Law in UK, USA and India; Economic Theories and Concepts; Competition Act, 2002; Concept of Dominant Position; Concept of Anti-Competitive Agreement; Per-Se Rule and Rule of Reason; Concept of Combination (M&A); Practical aspect with regards to Competition law



The assessment in this course is designed to evaluate students' understanding and application of competition law principles in both theoretical and practical contexts. It encompasses a variety of methods, including quizzes, assignments, case studies, research projects, and a final examination. Through these assessments, students will demonstrate their ability to identify anticompetitive practices, analyze complex competition issues, evaluate mergers and acquisitions, and propose appropriate solutions. Additionally, the assessment aims to foster critical thinking skills, research capabilities, and the capacity to communicate effectively on competition law topics. By engaging with diverse assessment methods, students will develop a comprehensive understanding of competition law and its implications for businesses, consumers, and society as a whole.


Mentor: Mr. Ankit A Shripatwar

Mr. Ankit A Shripatwar is an Assistant Professor of Law at BMSCL, Bangalore. His primary research area is at the intersection between International trade & Competition law and Air and Space law as well. He extensively uses Doctrinal Methods for his research. Some of the topics he has investigated or is currently investigating are competition and cartel, pandemic & environment, Human rights violation amidst COVID 19 pandemic etc. He has pursued his Master of Laws from NLU, Mumbai with specialization in Corporate and Commercial laws.

His research has been published in Online Blog journals such as Law Essentials and Legal Armor on topics such as 'Pandemic Lockdown: Wolf in Sheep's Clothing?', and 'Does Psychology & Environment Interplays? – From Development To Survival'. He has presented a paper titled 'Women in Detention' at International Seminar on Women & Law held at ILI, New Delhi. Recently, he has participated in International Confluence of Academicians, The Kathmandu Dialogue 2020, as an Indian delegate. He his following the trend in legal sector and development in Artificial intelligence and received an honour of being a part of Artificial Intelligence General Assembly, as one of the delegates. He holds an experience of 5 years in research and university teaching.

He teaches Competition law, International Trade Economics, Alternative Dispute Resolution System, Jurisprudence, Human Rights as well as Administrative Law. His teaching philosophy is oriented towards providing state-of-the-art practical knowledge to serve the students interested in pursuing law careers.

Price- Rs 2499/- only

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