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Jindal University Prof. First Indian to be Selected as Next Generation Antitrust Scholar by ABA and NYU

December 29, 2015 - Sonipat, Haryana , India

Business Wire India
Jindal Global Law School’s (JGLS) Assistant Professor of competition law and policy, Prof. Avirup Bose, has been selected by the American Bar Association (ABA) and the New York University (NYU) to present his research at the prestigious ‘2016 Next Generation of Antitrust Scholars Conference’, scheduled to be held at the NYU School of Law on January 22, 2016. Prof. Eleanor Fox, one of the most celebrated antitrust scholars of the world will be critiquing Prof. Bose’s research on ‘Institutional Design of India’s Competition Law’ as a discussant.

The ‘Next Generation of Antitrust Scholars Conference’, a coveted bi-annual event, is the most prestigious junior antitrust scholars’ conference in the world. The conference hosts the brightest young minds in the antitrust (competition law) scholarship marking out those who display a promise to be a part of the next generation of leading antitrust scholars.
Avirup is the first Indian antitrust scholar who has been selected to represent his research at the conference and JGLS is the second Law School in Asia, after the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law, who is being represented at the conference. Prior universities whose faculty members have presented their research at the conference include faculty from, the University of Chicago, University of Oxford, Columbia University, University College of London, Michigan Law School, University of Toronto, University of Notre Dame and University of Florida, among others.
Prof. C Raj Kumar, Vice Chancellor of O.P. Jindal Global University while congratulating Prof. Bose said: “The moment seems apt for a global discussion on the future of the jurisprudence of Indian antitrust enforcement and the ABA could not have chosen a better representative of Indian antitrust scholarship than Avirup. We at Jindal Global University are doing a tremendous amount of work in this area through the Jindal Initiative on Research in Intellectual Property and Competition (JIRICO) and Avirup’s latest achievement will propel our competition research even further.”
Speaking on being selected, Prof. Avirup Bose said, “I am honoured to have been selected, especially being the first Indian to be on this prestigious list. There is a paucity of serious antitrust scholarship coming out of India and I am glad to make a small contribution.”
The Competition Commission of India (CCI) which enforces the six year old antitrust regime of India has already imposed financial penalties amounting to more than 120 billion rupees and has imposed behavioural restrictions on the consummation of several international cross border mergers. More than a dozen sectors of the economy – from automobiles, pharmaceuticals, health services, cement, steel, telecommunications, internet, banking has come under the scrutiny of the aggressive market regulator.
Avirup has previously served as an Expert Consultant to the CCI and before joining the CCI, he spent six (6) years working in various areas of competition law in New York and Mumbai. Avirup is a regular contributor on Indian competition law issues for Business Standard, besides contributing for the Indian Express, the Financial Express, the Business Line and the Mint. He has written extensively on various aspects of Indian competition law and has spoken on Indian competition law at Harvard University, Yale School of Management, World Intellectual Property Organization, Indian Society of International Law, and Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE), among others.
Avirup holds law degrees from the National University of Juridical Sciences and the Harvard Law School. He will be spending this winter teaching Indian competition law at the UC Davis School of Law, California as a visiting professor.
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Photo Caption: Avirup Bose, Assistant Professor, Jindal Global Law School

Source: Business Wire India


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