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This swift three months online Certificate course on “Competition Act 2002 in India” is intended to introduce participants to the provisions of the Competition Act, 2002 in India and its enforcement.

With the growing popularity of Competition Law as a practice area, in the past few years, specially due to several landmark decisions by several competition authorities, and the interface between competition law and digital markets, many law firms, corporations and other practice areas are now keen on using this branch of law to their benefit. Since competition law has a long-term impact on the business decisions of these conglomerates, they prefer hiring individuals with a strong grip on the theoretical and the practical aspects of competition law, and most universities fail to meet this requirement. Even working professionals would benefit by studying competition law, as they would be studying a highly dynamic area of law which is increasingly gaining relevance globally.

The course offered by CIRC on CA02 is an three months certificate course that covers evolution and emergence of competition law in India as well as substantive provisions of Competition Act 2002 in India. It is designed by experts in the field of competition law and includes theoretical as well as analytical approach, with the help of case studies. It provides students a strong grip on the nuances of competition law and broadens their analytical capabilities. The course is useful for students and professional in legal and non-legal field alike.

What do you learn?

  • Overview of competition regime in India
  • Evolution and emergence of competition law in India
  • Economic concepts pertaining to competition law
  • Types of anti-competitive activities such as anti-competitive agreements, abuse of dominance, anti-competitive mergers and acquisitions etc. with accompanying case studies
  • Substantive provisions of CA02
  • Interface between competition law and IPRs
  • Relation between CA02 and other sectoral regulators.

Training methodology:

  • Online reading material is provided that includes concepts and case studies
  • Webinars for new developments
  • Competition news updates provided fortnightly
  • Online examination for assessment

What is unique about this course?

  • The course is comprehensive in nature and covers the theoretical concepts of competition law as well as contemporary issues
  • It touches upon the economics concepts pertaining to competition law.
  • The course material provides case studies to aid the concepts for a deeper understanding.
  • It explores the nexus between competition law and IPRs, along with other sectoral regulators.
  • It provides quizzes at the end of each module for self-assessment.

Who should take this course?

  • Students studying law, economics or business management
  • Practicing lawyers and In-house counsels
  • Economists
  • Corporate executives/entrepreneurs to keep their business compliant with competition law
  • Chartered Accountants and Company Secretaries
  • Management personnel
  • Academicians studying in the field of competition law
  • Students/professionals desirous of working with competition authority
  • Students interested in pursuing a career in competition law
  • Any working professional desirous of gaining practical knowledge of competition law

Potential employers:

  • Competition authority
  • Law firms
  • Senior advocates
  • Law colleges
  • Corporations
  • Economic consultancies in the field of competition
  • Think tanks
  • Independent practitioners

How do our students benefit?

CIRC’s course on Competition Act, 2002 focuses on the concepts of Competition Ac, 2002 (CA02) and its ancillary concepts. The course aims to clarify the practice and procedure followed under Competition Act with the help of case studies. For students that are aspiring to build a career in competition law, this course explains in detail the anti-competitive activities prohibited under CA02 and gives an insight into the analytical aspects of competition law which is often neglected in a law school curriculum. Whether you wish to join the competition team of a prolific law firm, work with an independent practitioner, an in-house counsel or work with a competition authority itself, this course would help you in broadening your understanding and analytical capability for competition law matters.