Sumit is a Assistant Professor and Senior Resident Fellow at the Centre for Competition Law and Economics. He leads the competition vertical at the Centre and advises various public and private bodies on antitrust concerns in the law and policy. He has advised clients on multilateral conduct, abuse of dominance and merger control in industries like real estate, electronics, pharmaceutical, aviation, railways, liquor production, meteorological instruments, book publishing and distribution, accreditation services and digital markets. He has multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals and speaks regularly on the subject of market regulation at various conferences and law universities. He has conducted a seminal work on median time taken by the Competition Commission of India to dispose of a case and geographical distribution of such cases since its inception. He is a graduate of National Law School of India University, Bangalore and is a guest faculty at the Manav Rachna University. He can be contacted at

Vikrant is a public policy professional and Senior Resident Fellow at CCLE with diverse experience working in the field of governance, law and policy research. He has been associated with various State governments, think-tanks, research organizations in the past and has worked in their research design and program implementation & evaluation teams. He has a rich experience of conducting need assessment surveys, baseline and end-line studies, collecting and analyzing data using data collection tools and preparing final reports. Vikrant has done his B.E in Electrical Engineering from Government Engineering College, Jabalpur and then Master of Public Policy (MPP) from National Law School of India University, Bangalore. He is currently working with the Centre on Regulatory Frameworks across different sectors in India and their interface with Competition Law. He can be contacted at

Bhaskar is a Senior Resident Fellow at the CCLE. He did his graduation in Business Management from Bangalore University and is interested in stock markets and the regulatory framework defined by SEBI. He worked with Samata on a comparative study between state-run and community run tourism in the state of Andhra Pradesh. He has done his Master of Public Policy from National Law School of India University, Bangalore and then worked as a consultant to the Department of Rural Development and Panchayat Raj in implementing Bonded Labour Abolition Act 1975. He later worked with Yuva Shakti, a pan indian youth movement for two years in promoting constitutional values among the youths. Currently, he is teaching Political Science at St. Joseph’s College of Law and can be contacted at

Pragati is a Senior Resident Fellow at the CCLE. She has been engaging in development projects in partnership with state governments as a consultant at the World Bank Group, Delhi. As a research assistant at the Institute for Social and Economic Change, Pragati has been a part of projects focussed on economic and social policy on topics of political economy, labor, employment and skill development. Previously, she has worked with Teach for India (TFI) and was responsible for developing fellow leadership, creating city strategic plan of support and building school government relationship. As a part of MPP course, she did her fieldwork with Shiksha Anne Kalyan Samaj in Amreli, Gujarat studying the alternative judicial redressal platform for women identified as Nari adalats. She has also engaged with Action Aid India on a project to promote participation of children in urban governance, which is in alignment with the core principle of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). She holds a Mathematics degree from Hindu college, University of Delhi and then Master of Public Policy (MPP) from National Law School of India University, Bangalore. She can be contacted at

Abhishek is a practising Advocate at the Karnataka High Court. He is a Consultant to the CCLE and a host of state governments. Abhishek has worked with one of the Big four consultancy firms in the past and provided strategic inputs to key government departments to increase investments. He played a pivotal role in the Centre’s work in the two recent Competition Commission of India’s orders against one of the prominent Big Tech entities where the Commission has imposed a combined fine of INR 2,200 crore. Abhishek is a law graduate of Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar and has completed his public policy from National Law School of India University, Bangalore. He can be contacted at

Sagar is a practising Advocate based in Bengaluru. He works as a Consultant to the CCLE and facilitated its incorporation. He has a diverse portfolio, appearing before the Hon’ble High Court of Karnataka, Karnataka Appellate Tribunal, Central Administrative Tribunal, Debt Recovery Tribunal, State and District Consumer Forums, in addition to having multitude of cases in the City Civil & Sessions Courts as well as the Metropolitan Magistrate Courts. He has dealt with, inter-alia, matters pertaining to Intellectual Property, Service Law, Economic Offences and the NDPS Act. He also undertakes due diligence and compliance in relation to Immovable Property and Company Law. Always up for challenges, Sagar can be contacted at

Vineet  is a Consultant to the CCLE. He is a policy commentator and analyst who contributes regularly to senior publications across the subcontinent. His work has been featured in The Hindu, The Indian Express, The New Age, Bangladesh and Mizzima, Myanmar, apart from his contribution to several online portals. With work experience in Myanmar and India in the field of Social Policy, Democratization and Governance and Public Finance, he has turned his focus to the future of work in the gig economy. Vineet has completed his graduation from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences and his Master of Public Policy from NLSIU, Bangalore. He has been a German Chancellors Fellow and currently a Doctoral Fellow at Hertie School, Germany. He can be contacted at

Manasi is a is a Research Intern at the CCLE. She is a final-year law student from Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad. A humanitarian with a profound emphasis on gaining and sharing knowledge, and a deep passion for legal writing, she aims to pursue a career in Research and Policy. She is keen on exploring Competition and Commercial Law and has a brief work experience in the fields of Intellectual Property Law, Corporate Law, and Criminal Litigation. She loves to write and is an avid reader in her leisure time.

Ananya is a Research Intern at the CCLE. She is currently studying at National Law University, Odisha, and has a keen interest in the interface between competition law and the IPR. She was worked extensively on nature of the Competition Commission of India as a statutory body, and also likes to deal with the jurisdictional overlap between sectoral regulators and the Indian competition regulator. Among other areas of law, Ananya has worked on Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996, and researched on bare provisions of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC). She has been an active member of IDIA Odisha Chapter, and regularly contributes to various online magazines and portals. A volunteer for upliftment of underprivileged children, Ananya can be contacted at