Prof. Karan Latayan teaches commercial laws at Jindal Global Law School. He holds an LL.M. in Competition, Innovation and Information Law from New York University and B.A. LL.B. (Honors in Business and Intellectual Property Law) degree from Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab.
Karan has worked as Law clerk-cum-Research Assistant to Justice Aftab Alam, then sitting judge of the Supreme Court of India. As a law clerk, he assisted the judge in drafting and researching on a number of judgments, including – (1) Novartis AG v. Union of India and Others – which is the first case in India on the question of grant of product patent to a pharmaceutical substance, and (2) Md. Ajmal Md. Amir Kasab @ Abu Mujahid v. State of Maharashtra – which relates to the terrorist attack on Mumbai on November 26, 2008.
Pursuant to the LL.M, Karan took up employment with Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co. (SAM) as an Associate in the Competition Law Practice. At SAM, he was actively involved with advising clients on various aspects of the merger control regime in India, including, issues pertaining to notifiability of transactions and filing merger notification with the Competition Commission of India. He also advised on behavioral / enforcement matters under the Competition Act, 2002, and was involved in the infamous 2nd Tyre Cartel Case.
His research areas include competition law and laws pertaining to intellectual property.