Anuj Ghai

  • Associate
  • Eanuj.ghai@lw.com
  • 99 Bishopsgate
  • London EC2M 3XF
  • United Kingdom
  • T +44.20.7710.1843
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Profile

Anuj Ghai is an associate in the London office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Global Antitrust and Competition Practice in London.

Mr. Ghai represents international companies before the European Commission and the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority in a wide range of competition law matters, in particular merger control and antitrust compliance. He has extensive experience assisting clients in obtaining UK and EU merger clearance for their transactions. He has also advised clients on behavioral aspects and represented client in antitrust litigation.

His experience covers several industry sectors, including energy, insurance, packaging, retail, and technology.

Experience

Mr. Ghai’s experience includes advising:

  • Facebook in its acquisition of GIPHY and related UK litigation before the Competition Appeal Tribunal and Court of Appeal
  • Authentic Brands Group in its pending acquisition of Reebok
  • A leading energy provider on the sale of its LNG assets
  • Helios Investment Partners, TA Associates, and minority shareholders on the sale of a significant minority stake in Interswitch to Visa
  • iZettle in relation to its sale to Paypal Holdings
  • KKR in relation to the CMA’s investigation into its acquisition of OverDrive
  • Rowan Companies in relation to the CMA’s investigation into its merger with Ensco
  • Electro Rent Corporation in relation to the UK merger filing for its acquisition of Microlease and the subsequent appeal to the Competition Appeal Tribunal
  • The sellers on the disposal of Method and Ecover global consumer products businesses to US private company SC Johnson
  • RPC Group in its joint acquisition of British Polythene Industries, a UK-based manufacturer of polyethylene film products, sacks, and bags
  • A major airline in civil claims in the English High Court for damages in the global Air Cargo cartel
  • A major insurance company in relation to its global competition compliance and training program
  • Various clients in relation to selective distribution networks

Thought Leadership

  • Executive Vice-President Vestager Champions Green Deal in Policy Announcement -  September 30, 2021
  • 6 Sustainability Takeaways in EU Antitrust & Regulatory -  September 20, 2021
  • FCA Issues New Rules on Insurance Pricing Practices -  June 09, 2021
  • PE Views: Insights on the World of Private Equity -  December 16, 2020
  • CMA COVID-19 Update: Recent Measures to Protect Consumers  -  July 14, 2020
  • CMA Publishes COVID-19 Taskforce Update for July -  July 08, 2020
  • CMA Investigates Hand Sanitiser Pricing Practices -  June 23, 2020
  • CMA Publishes Register of Competition Law Exclusion Orders Relating to COVID-19 -  June 16, 2020
  • Latest COVID-19 Taskforce Update Sets Out CMA’s Response to Principal Areas of Concern -  May 22, 2020
  • CMA COVID-19 Taskforce to Investigate Unfair Cancellation and Refund Practices -  May 01, 2020
  • CMA COVID-19 Taskforce Update Shows Areas of Concern -  April 28, 2020
  • CMA Launches Online Service for Reporting COVID-19-Related Unfair Commercial Practices -  April 07, 2020
  • Competition Law in the Energy Sector: What to Look Out For in 2020 -  March 16, 2020
  • Competition Law and Online Sales Restrictions: UK Court of Appeal Judgment in Ping -  March 13, 2020
  • No-Poach Prosecutions: A Growing Problem for M&A Deal Teams? -  January 30, 2020
  • Land Agreements and Competition Law: Lessons From Recent CMA Guidance -  January 09, 2019
  • CMA Imposes Fixed Penalty on Hungryhouse for Failure to Comply With Information Request -  December 07, 2017
Bar Qualification
  • England and Wales (Solicitor)
Education
  • Legal Practice Course, University of Law, London Moorgate, 2014
  • LL.M. in Competition Law, King's College London, 2013
  • LL.B., London School of Economics and Political Science, 2012
Industries
  • Energy & Infrastructure
  • Technology
  • Retail & Consumer Products
Languages
  • English
  • Hindi
Practices
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Litigation & Trial Practice