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14 April 2024
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14 May 2024
4 weeks
8-10 hours per week
EBC Learning

By regulating corporate anti-competitive behaviour, competition law aims to maintain market competition. In this course, we study the Competition Act, 2002 with the necessary foundational course of Competition Economics which would give you the necessary tools and strategic inputs for you to build an anti-trust practice of your own. In this programme, you would learn to advise clients on sale, purchase and supply agreements, collaborations, pricing agreements, merger control, monopolistic behaviour, unfair trade practices etc.

The path contains 2 courses given below.

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ACL3: 21. Competition Economics

Learn about the different nuances of economics in relation to competition law.
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14 April 2024 - 30 September 2024

ACL3: 22. Competition Law Card Image

ACL3: 22. Competition Law

By regulating corporate anti-competitive behaviour, competition law aims to maintain market competition. In this course, we study the Competition Act, 2002 in light of building anti-trust practice of your own.
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14 April 2024 - 30 September 2024

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Who Should Take This Programme?

Legal professionals and students: The team at EBC Learning has designed this programme to enable a young professional or a student to pursue a career in competition law. The programme deals with many practical aspects of competition law, the filing process, different kinds of markets, and the interplay between economics and competition law. It is primarily a professional course; however, law students can take the programme early on in their careers to get an edge over others and excel in their internships. The course speakers are highly qualified practitioners who can help one build their competition law practice.

Legal professionals practising any other branch of law may also take this course to re-orient themselves in corporate and competition law. This course will provide you with the necessary tools and connections to start and grow your competition law practice.

Corporate teams and in-house counsels: Given the rapid change in compliance requirements, very often in-house counsels of corporations are unable to get proper exposure and the necessary training in corporate law matters. In-person re-training and upskilling can prove costly and often requires time off work. An online course with classes on weekends is the ideal solution. Business owners can use this course to train their teams in corporate law matters. In the programme, you also make valuable connections with professionals across India, which can prove to be a crucial resource in times of need.

How Should One Approach This Programme?

We have designed the programme to make it as flexible as possible so that you may easily fit it into your schedule. The programme includes videos, texts and live lectures. To make the most of the programme, one is expected to watch the videos, and read the texts during the week — i.e before attending class on the weekend. In this way, you may watch and understand all the content at your leisure during the week and attend practical workshop-like classes on weekends.

Do note that you may find it hard to follow the workshop-like classes in case you have not pre-watched the videos that are a part of each course and read the pre-reading materials. The course also requires writing pre-class notes where you can comment on the readings and videos. The instructor uses these notes to address your queries in class.

Mode of Instruction & Class Timings

The live sessions will be conducted online, and courses will be available on the EBC Learning platform (

Session Timings: Afternoon & Evening Sessions on Saturdays.

What are the Career Opportunities after EBC Learning’s Competition Law Programme

Competition lawyers in India have multiple exciting employment options, within both the public and private sectors. Here are some of the most sought-after avenues:

Public Sector:

  • Competition Commission of India (CCI): The CCI, India's competition regulator, offers direct opportunities for law graduates and experienced lawyers at various levels. Roles include legal officers, investigation officers, and even commissioners, handling antitrust investigations, mergers and acquisitions, and formulating competition policy.
  • Other Regulatory Bodies: Various sectoral regulators like SEBI and TRAI have dedicated competition law divisions, offering lawyers a chance to specialise in specific industries and influence regulatory frameworks.
  • Government Departments: Legal departments within ministries like Finance, Commerce, and Law & Justice sometimes have competition law positions, focusing on policy formulation and advising on Government matters related to competition.

Private Sector:

  • Law Firms: Top-tier and mid-tier firms with dedicated competition law practice groups require lawyers to handle litigation, mergers and acquisitions, advocacy, and compliance advice for corporate clients. These roles offer high-stakes work and exposure to complex cases.
  • In-House Counsel: Large corporations across various industries, from tech to pharmaceuticals, need in-house competition lawyers to navigate regulatory compliance, advise on mergers and acquisitions, and manage litigation risks. This offers industry experience and strategic involvement.
  • Consulting Firms: Management consulting firms and competition-focused consultancies hire lawyers to advise clients on competition strategy, compliance audits, and litigation support. This provides broader industry exposure and project-based work.
  • Think Tanks and NGOs: Organisations dedicated to competition advocacy and research offer roles for lawyers to conduct research, draft policy papers, and participate in public debates on competition issues. This allows for intellectual contribution and social impact.

Alternative opportunities:

  • Academia: Law schools and universities may offer teaching positions for experienced competition lawyers to share their expertise with students and contribute to academic discourse.
  • Independent Practice: Some experienced lawyers opt to set up their own independent practice, focusing on competition law litigation or consultancy services. Younger lawyers can begin by assisting senior lawyers with strong client networks to gain required experience.

The competition law field in India is growing rapidly, presenting lawyers with diverse and rewarding career options. By pursuing EBC Learning’s programme on Competition Law and continuously honing your skills, you can carve a successful path in this dynamic legal arena.


E-Books Access from EBC Reader

Companies Act Drafting Contracts Competition Law Conveyancing
Precedents Reform Decade DD Entrepreneurs
FDI Business Opportunity Competition Bare Act Merger Control
Company Law


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Avinash Sharma

AOR, Supreme Court

Avinash Sharma is an Advocate-on-Record at the Supreme Court of India with 17+ years experience in Competition, Litigation and Arbitration. He has successfully settled over 70 cases while acting as a DHCLSC Mediator.


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Dr Pratima Narayan

Advocate & Mediator, Co-founder, Techlawlogi Consulting LLP

Dr Pratima Narayan has served the legal academia for over 20 years as a visiting faculty at various reputed law schools and business schools. Her expertise lies in areas of commercial contracts, consumer law, e-commerce and Intellectual Property Rights.


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Dr Yugank Goyal

Associate Professor, FLAME University

Dr Yugank Goyal is an Associate Professor of Public Policy. Earlier he taught at Jindal Global Law School. His tryst with the Economics of Competition Law began while studying Masters at Erasmus University Rotterdam, where later, he also pursued his PhD in law and economics.


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Deeksha Manchanda

Partner, Chandhiok & Mahajan, Advocates and Solicitors

Deeksha Manchanda has an LLM from Oxford University and over 13 years of professional experience. She has served as a Senior Associate at Luthra and Luthra Law offices and Economic Law Practice (ELP).



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  • What is EBC Learning?

    EBC Learning is the educational arm of Eastern Book Company, a 80+ year-old company and India’s leading law publisher and provider of legal textbooks, EBC Reader, EBC Webstore, EBC Explorer, Supreme Court Cases (SCC) and SCC Online.
  • Is there any entrance test for enrolment?

    No, admission to the programme is conducted on a rolling basis, and there is no entrance test requirement.
  • What are the minimum technical requirements?

    Students who enrol are expected to have basic knowledge of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and computer applications. Everyone should have a working webcam and microphone (either inbuilt or external). It is advised to have good internet speed. It is important to note that the EBC Learning LMS can be accessed through laptops or desktops via an internet browser such as Google Chrome. The platform is not compatible with mobile devices.
  • How long is one live session class?

    A live session will be of approximately 60-90 minutes, including time for class discussions and faculty interaction.
  • In addition to the sessions, how many hours of work are required per week?

    A minimum of 8 hours of reading engagement is required. In addition, 2 hours per week would be required to watch Annex-Course video tutorials and solve class assignments.
  • What if I miss a session?

    Live recordings will be made available to you soon after the session. However, you will lose any marks allocated to Class Participation and In-Class Assignments.
  • How will I be evaluated? Will there be an exam at the end of the course?

    There will be no end examination. You will be evaluated on a continual basis throughout the course. You will be evaluated on pre-class assignments, class participation and final assignments for each module. As the last assignment of the course, you will have the option to appear for a viva or submit a substantial piece of writing for evaluation.
  • What is the minimum score to obtain a certificate?

    One must score a minimum of 65% to get receive a certificate in the programme.
  • What happens if I don't score 65%.

    The EBC Learning programmes stand for academic excellence and mastery of the subject. Our team is dedicated to helping the student achieve that mastery. Therefore in order to successfully complete the programme one must score a minimum of 65%. However, in case one does not score a minimum of 65% students can, upon payment of a fee, be admitted to the next cohort of the programme. In limited cases, students can also re-submit their select assignments for re-evaluation.
  • What is the cohort size of the programme?

    We believe in the small group teaching format and so aim to keep the class size small. We would try our best to organise participants into small groups of students.
  • Can I pay the tuition fees on a no-cost EMI basis?