SpicyIP Event: IICA Courses on Competition Law

ad-websitejuly2016We are happy to announce that the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA) is inviting applications for two of its courses on competition law comprising strong IPR modules.

About the Courses

In a short span of about six years, enforcement of the Competition Act, 2002 has necessitated competition law to be taken seriously. Increasingly, greater number of organisations and individuals both in Government and Private spheres now need to acquire knowledge on competition law. These courses, Certificate Course and Advanced Professional Course – are uniquely designed and developed by IICA as shorter, flexible and focused option to meet specific professional needs of policy makers, regulators, business executives, lawyers, economists, CS, CAs and other professionals.

These courses have now emerged as the gold standard in the area of competition law & market regulation on the merits of: rigorous course content and focus on specialised professional needs and easy of delivery. The hybrid mode of delivery involving brief in-person sessions and regular online sessions on weekends allows the participants to attend the course along with their professional pursuits. The modules – written and reviewed by top experts – offer clear and actionable knowledge. Similarly, interactions on live and past cases and practical situations with leading competition law experts from law firms and Government help the participants seek clarity on complex business and policy issues.

The 3-month Certificate Course in Competition Law (Certificate Course) entails study of Modules 1 to 3 (during November 2016 to January 2017). The Certificate Course has been designed for professionals, who wish to fully grasp the impact of competition law on business strategy, and development competence on competition law compliance.

The 6-month Advanced Professional Course in Competition Law and Market Regulation (APC), an add-on course to Certificate Course, aims to offer deeper view of advanced issues including economics for competition law, JVs, structuring complex agreements, multi-jurisdictional M&A filings, IPRs, public sector, regulated sectors, foreign jurisdictions, etc. The APC has been designed for professionals, who wish to develop specialization in competition law and market regulation or looking to re-skill or move into specialized areas. In addition to first three modules (Module 1 to 3), the advanced modules 4 to 8 shall be offered to APC participants (during November 2016 to April 2017). While Module 4 is compulsory, participants of APC can choose any two specialized modules among Modules 5, 6, 7 and 8.

Candidates can choose to enroll for either a Certificate of Participation or Certificate of Successful Completion in a chosen course. A participant is eligible to earn Certificate of Successful Completion only after passing the written examination. An International Immersion Visit shall also be conducted to provide international best practices.

Certificate Course in Competition Law 2016

Fourth batch to be conducted during November 2016 – January 2017

  • Duration: 3 months
  • Total Modules: 3
  • In-person classes at central locations in New Delhi (Indian Habitat Centre) & Mumbai (Indian Merchants Chamber); online classes can be attended from anywhere on Saturdays
  • Offers cutting edge knowledge & skills in competition law compliance

Advanced Professional Course in Competition Law and Market Regulation 2016

Second batch to be conducted during November 2016 – April 2017

  • Duration: 6 months
  • Modules: 3+1+2 = 6 modules
  • In-person classes at central locations in New Delhi (Indian Habitat Centre) & Mumbai (Indian Merchants Chamber); online classes can be attended from anywhere on Saturdays
  • Gain in-depth knowledge in specialised areas: Economics, Public Sector, Regulated Sectors, IPRs and Key Foreign Jurisdictions

Who Should Attend

Both courses are designed for stakeholders interested in acquiring professional knowledge and practical skills in the area of competition law & market regulation:

Government: Officials working in Government Departments, Regulatory Authorities & Public Sector Undertakings.

Industry: Public and Private Sector Enterprises.

Professionals: In-house Counsels, Lawyers, Economists, CA, CS, CWA, CFA.

Students: Law, Business, Economics, CA, CS, CWA, CFA

Key Features

1. Understand the principles of competition law and economics from top experts

2. Figure out the implications for your business/functional area

3. Formulate business strategies in compliance with competition law

4. Explore the policy implications and interface between competition law and other laws

5. Delivery in hybrid mode in-person and online classes

6. Access to recorded sessions and presentations by resource persons

7. High quality study material, tailor-made for working professionals

8. Case-based learning for understanding practical implications

9. Be part of a vibrant peer-group and discover new career avenues

10. International Immersion Programme (Optional)


How does Competition Act, 2002, along with the existing sector regulations, affect business decisions of your organisation?

What precautions should you take while dealing with your suppliers, distributors, competitors and other market agents? Also, what are the lawful ways to gather market Intelligence?

In the event of JVs, consolidation/merger & acquisitions, what are the mandatory requirements under Competition Act, 2002? Similarly, what are the precautions to be taken in terms of information exchange between parties, usage of clean teams etc?

Does your organisation have a framework and capacity to take competition law compliant business decisions and acquire competitive advantage?

Further Information

For more information on the courses, visit: http://iica.in/school/apccccl.aspx

For details on fees and registration, visit: http://iica.in/school/apccccl3.aspx

For any questions, candidates may also write to or speak with Mr. Atul Arora, Course Coordinator, (E: [email protected]; 9958189981, T: 0124 – 2640035/ 2640032/ 2640016).

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