Team

Mr. Sumit Jain is a Senior Resident Fellow at the Centre for Competition Law and Economics. Mr. Jain focuses on Indian antitrust law matters including multilateral conduct, abuse of dominance and compliance and investigation matters. He frequently appears as arguing counsel in various competition disputes across the country and has advised clients in industries like pharmaceutical, liquor, book publishers, meteorological instruments, accreditation services and digital markets. He has published multiple papers in reputed legal journals on important questions of law and regularly speaks on the subject of market regulation at conferences and law universities. He is a graduate of National Law School of India University, Bangalore and has completed his research on quantitative analysis of cases laws at the Competition Commission of India. He is a guest faculty at the Manav Rachna University. He can be contacted at sumitjain@nls.ac.in.

Vikrant is a Senior Resident Fellow at the CCLE. He is a Public Policy graduate from National Law School of India University, Bangalore and his interest areas are the interface of Law and Policy, Governance, Social Policies, Geopolitics, Criminal Justice System and Strategic Studies. He was the Member of the drafting team that drafted The Karnataka Devadasi (Prevention, Prohibition, Relief and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2018 and the Karnataka Slum (Development) Bill, 2019 for the Government of Karnataka. He has also worked on Internal Security and Police Reforms in India with Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi under the Strategic Studies programme. 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 vikrantsinghkushwah@nls.ac.in.

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 was also associated with Indus Action to work on implementation of the Right to Education Act and ensure participation from marginalised communities in school programmes. Currently, Bhaskar is doing his dissertation on electoral reforms with an emphasis on reservation in electoral politics. A South-Indian cinema fanatic and food enthusiast, he can be contacted at bhaskarsimhaln@nls.ac.in.

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 graduated with a Mathematics degree from Hindu college, University of Delhi before joining Master of Public Policy (MPP) at National Law School of India University, Bangalore. She can be contacted at pragatitiwari@nls.ac.in.

Harpreet is a Consultant to the CCLE. He is currently a Counsel with Chamber 20A and was earlier a part of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (“CAM”) in their Dispute Resolution and Private Client Practice teams. At CAM he dealt with both transactional work and litigation/dispute resolution work related inter-alia to corporate-criminal law, commercial law, arbitration and insolvency. After joining Chamber 20A, he has worked on a variety of matters with a focus on Criminal Law and Public Law matters before the Supreme Court and Delhi High Court. At Chamber 20A, Harpreet has also been involved in drafting /reviewing agreements for clients particularly related to Intellectual Property Law. He is an alumnus of National Law School of India University, Bangalore (B.A. LL.B, Gold Medallist, 2018) and can be contacted at singhharpreet281@gmail.com.

Abhishek is a Consultant to the CCLE. He is a practicing Advocate based in Bengaluru, who currently holds the position of Legal Consultant for Spaine Hospitality and Wall Street Lounge Bar. He has previously worked as a Consultant in Deloitte India’s Government, Utilities, Infrastructure and Development (GUIDe) Team wherein he has been a part of multiple Government of India projects. He has also worked as an Academic Associate in IIM-B’s Centre for Public Policy. He has worked with a team of ActionAid, Bengaluru to draft ‘The Karnataka Slum (Development) Bill, 2018’ and also with a team of Centre for Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy, NLSIU to draft ‘The Devadasi (Prevention, Prohibition, Relief and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2018’. Both of these Bills were presented for consideration to the Government of Karnataka. He has also worked with Spoorthy (NGO) on the issue of Early Intervention and Education program. He has completed his graduation in Law and Arts (Hons.) from Gujarat National Law University and his postgraduation in Public Policy from NLSIU. He can be contacted at abhiraj343@gmail.com.

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 lit.at.ga@gmail.com.
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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 present dissertation studies regulation in the gig economy. He can be contacted at vineetjohnsamuel@nls.ac.in.

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 anansatish@gmail.com..