Prof. Avirup Bose

Prof. Avirup Bose

Professor and Assistant Director, Centre for International Trade and Economics Laws

B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) (WBNUJS, Kolkata);

LL.M. (Harvard University)

Prof. Avirup Bose is a Professor and Assistant Director, Centre for International Trade and Economics Laws, Jindal Global Law School.


  • The Theory and Practice of Indian Competition Law (in contract with Thomson Reuters, forthcoming 2015).
    A Handbook on the Law of GM Food (LexisNexis-India, 2005).


  • Rating India’s antitrust enforcement in CUTS Centre for Competition, Investment & Economic Regulation ed., India Competition and Regulation Report (ICRR) (forthcoming 2015).


  • State of Indian Merger Control – lessons from CCI’s Sun-Ranbaxy and Holcim-Lafarge approval orders; Concurrences Journal, Institute of Competition Law (forthcoming, June 2015).
    Now we’re motoring (Tackling the antitrust problems of the Indian automobile aftermarket); Competition Law Insight (December, 2014).
  • A review is needed: India’s antitrust regulator should scrutinize the Facebook/WhatsApp merger; Competition Law Insight (July, 2014).
  • Lessons to be learned from India’s latest high profile merger review: the Jet-Etihad deal; European Competition Law Review (March 2014).
  • Competitive neutrality under Indian competition law: an analysis of the Coal India decision; Lex Witness (February 2014).
  • Flying into trouble? (A spanner thrown into the works of the Jet-Etihad deal could have wide repercussions for M&A in India); India Business Law Journal (February 2014).
  • Corporate Communications and Competition Law: Do not speak more than you can handle, Competition Law Reports B: 214-230 (September 2013).
    Insignificant Local Nexus and Indian Merger Control, Competition Law Insight, (July 2013).
  • Circumstantial Evidence and Dawn Raids: a new era of antitrust investigation in India a new era; Competition Law Reports B: 61-71 (April 2013).
  • The Buck Stops Here (Individuals at the helm of companies in India may be held personally liable in case of violations of competition law rules); India Business Law Journal 25-28 (September 2012).
  • Playing by the Rules (Companies should implement compliance programmes to ensure they don’t fall foul of India’s increasingly stringent competition law); India
  • Business Law Journal 31-34 (July-August 2012).
    (With Delano Furtado et al., ) To Notify or Not to Notify? (An explanation of how the ambiguities in the Merger Regulations have created uncertainties about exemptions to the pre-merger notification process); India Business Law Journal 20-21 (June 2011).


  • A ‘chota-recharge’ model for the internet (with Payal Malik), Financial Express (May 1, 2015).
    Leave the Internet Alone (advocating a middle path for India’s net neutrality debate) (with Payal Malik), Mint (April 22, 2015).
  • The fuss over spectrum auctions (with Payal Malik), Mint (April 1, 2015).
  • Charting the course for economic federalism, Financial Express (March 4, 2015).
  • Market Competition as a poll plank, Financial Express (January 22, 2015).
  • CCI’s Sun-Ranbaxy Masterstroke (describing the key takeaways from CCI’s first detailed (Phase II) merger review), Financial Express (December 22, 2014).
  • A case for ‘consumer unfriendly’ brands (antitrust implications for the Indian online retail industry), Business Standard (November 26, 2014).
  • The dawn-raiders are coming!, Business Standard (October 2, 2014).
  • CCI spares a thought for car owners, Business Standard (September 1, 2014).
  • Strong competition as a reform (India’s electricity markets show how reforms on their own can’t do much unless backed by strong institutions) (with Payal Malik), Mint (August 24, 2014).
  • Too many regulators cause a regulatory deficit, Business Standard (August 18, 2014).
  • So many regulators (a governance reform agenda for the new Modi Government: eliminating regulatory chaos) (with Payal Malik), Indian Express (July 30, 2014).
  • Competition policy crucial for Narendra Modi’s 3S mantra (with Dhanendra Kumar), Financial Express (July 3, 2014).
  • A touch of class for competition laws (Competition law class actions may become a reality this summer; heralding a U.S.-style class action culture in India), Business Standard (June 17, 2014).
  • CCI’s realty test (in a consumer friendly move COMPAT upholds CCI’s DLF decision – but what about the others?) (with Dhanendra Kumar), Financial Express (June 7, 2014).
  • High five for India’s competition law regime, Business Standard (May 26, 2014).
  • CCI shifts focus from ‘legal form’ to ‘business rationale’, Business Standard (April 28, 2014).
  • CCI’s fine on Google – Why other firms should not feel ‘lucky’; Business Standard (April 15, 2014).
  • Competition law violations get personal: Directors and senior officers could be now fined for the anti-competitive conduct of their companies; Business Standard (March 25, 2014).
  • Why India’s antitrust body should scrutinise the WhatsApp buy; Business Standard (March 3, 2014).


  • Corporate Communications and Competition Law: Do not speak more than you can handle; Bar and Bench (available at:
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