Firm’s Biography

EMPANELMENT

  1. President of India has appointed Mr. K.K. Sharma as Special Counsel for dealing with complex tax matters of Govt. of India
  2. National Fertilizer’s Ltd. approached and appointed Mr. K.K. Sharma on its panel of Sole arbitrators. In addition, a number of enterprises like ONGC and National Insurance Company have him on their panel.

WHO WE ARE

KK Sharma Law Offices (KK) is a strategic consulting group, founded by KK Sharma, former Director General, Head of Antitrust & Combination Divisions at the Competition Commission of India and a Commissioner of Income Tax, Government of India, specializing in Competition Law, Economic Laws, International Affairs, Regulatory Risk Management and Public Policy Advisory, worldwide, run through a network of international partners and affiliate organizations.

The group brings together eminent names to create a multi-lateral consulting platform on competition law, tax, public affairs and policy.

WHAT SETS US APART

We believe that legal services essentially have to be in conjunction with socio-economic and political realities of nations. With this belief, we offer a team with global vision specializing in Competition Law, Economics, International Relations and Strategic Communications while local in approach factoring ground realities.

Though handling wide spectrum of legal issues our understanding of competition law and its evolution across different jurisdictions gives us an insight which is unparalleled, our solutions are based on rigorous economic analysis, socio-political research and global regulatory best practices, making our competition law advisory well rounded. This offers our partner companies a one-stop-solution to their legal dilemmas and more so in all issues on Competition Law.

OUR APPROACH

At KK, we strive to deliver long-term and sustainable solutions to the strategic concerns of companies worldwide. Team KK spans the globe factoring ground realities with an expertise having a global vision.

We see ourselves as partners in our clients’ growth. Our outcome driven custom solutions for our partner companies provides them a competitive advantage.

Legal solutions can never be devoid of economic, political and social realities. Our strength lies in our understanding of these realities in both developed and emerging economies. This understanding is the key to provide client enterprises with well informed, practical and effective guidance and solutions with litigation support.

ACHIEVEMENTS as Director General of CCI

  1. Being the only civil servant who was not just a member of the initial core team which laid the foundation of competition law in India but also made it fully functional by being on the top position of each division
  2. The procedures, formats, protocols designed by him survive to this day and form the backbone of the competition law framework & enforcement, in India.
  3. Be it the first few investigation reports or first penalties orders by Antitrust Division or the merger approvals, his stamp is everywhere in the initial footprints of competition in India.

EXPERTISE

  1. ECONOMIC LAWS
    1. Competition Law
    2. Enforcement & Investigation
    3. Taxation
  2. GOVERNANCE REGULATION & RISK
    1. Corporate Governance
    2. International Anti-Corruption Compliance
    3. CSR & Business Responsibility
    4. Project Development & Finance
  3. PUBLIC AFFAIRS & POLICY
    1. Government Relations & Public Policy
    2. Regulatory Capacity Building3

ACCOLADES

  1. ‘KK Sharma Law Offices’ celebrated as a pioneer in the field of competition law in the December, 2014 issue of Silicon India with Mr. KK Sharma, the Chairperson, being recognized as one of the top 25 lawyers (any specific category?)of the country
  2. K.K. Sharma was nominated by peers as the leading Antitrust and Competition Law expert in Asia Pacific by Expert Guide Edition 2014 & 2018
  3. KK Sharma holds the exclusive position of Merger Control Expert in India by Global Legal Experts (GLE)

DIVERSE & GLOBAL TALENT POOL

  1. Heads of Competition Agencies
  2. Senior Officials from the United Nations
  3. Various International Multilateral Bodies, such as World Bank
  4. Leading Economists of the world
  5. Globally experienced senior Civil Servants
  6. Seasoned international Professionals & Technocrats

DOMAINS WHICH KK SPECIALIZES IN

  1. Competition Law
  2. Tax
  3. Enforcement & Investigation
  4. Governance Regulations and Risk
  5. Assisting few countries in the development of robust regulatory structures
  6. Services of litigation support
  7. Legal opinion/advisory on Tax and other Economic Laws

HONORARY MEMBERSHIPS

  1. Global Competition Law Advisory Board of Bloomberg
  2. Research project partnership platform of Competition Law and Policy branch of UNCTAD
  3. Merger Working Group of International competition network

TOP CLIENTS

  • Government of Turkey
  • Belgium Chamber of Commerce
  • Reliance Industries Limited
  • Pharmacy Giants
  • Leading Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs)
  • Port Regulatory Bodies
  • Fortune 500
  • Leading Private Sector Giants
  • Maha Navratnas

WORKING TOGETHER

We are a global advisory group with alliance partners and associates located around the world. Our current associates network include:

  • Furlan Associados
    Brasilia (Brazil)
  • HVK Financial Advisory & Investment Services
    Amsterdam (Netherlands)
  • MeSh Analytics
    Brussels (Belgium)
  • BANHEM2 CAPS
    Dubai (United Arab Emirates)