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K.K. Sharma

Managing Partner and Founder of K K Sharma Law Offices (First Director General & Head Merger Division of Functional CCI)

KK Sharma is former Director General & Head of Merger Control and Antitrust Divisions of the Competition Commission of India (CCI) and Commissioner of Income Tax, Ministry of Finance. He has to his credit the distinction of drafting the competition law and regulations in India and overseeing their enforcement thereafter. Mr. Sharma has investigated several cases of competition law violations falling under a number of sectors as the first Director General of the functional CCI. The creation of Merger Review Format for India, drafting of merger regulations and overseeing the first few merger clearances was done under his leadership.

He has a comprehensive experience, of nearly three decades, in various Government departments and public bodies, including direct tax administration, the Competition Commission of India as well as the private sector. A regular speaker at national and international Conferences on competition law, he is an active member of International Competition Network (ICN) Merger Working Group.

Dr. Sharma has completed his Bachelor and Master degree in Mechanical Engineering form Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee. He is trained in competition law economics and IPR Laws from King’s College, London and National Law School of India University respectively. He is a Doctoral Candidate in Competition Law at Bangor University, Bangor, United Kingdom.