Shruti Bhat

Senior Associate

New Delhi | +91 11 4260 3045 | shruti.bhat@touchstonepartners.com

Shruti is qualified to practice law in India and is based out of the New Delhi office of Touchstone Partners.  She holds an undergraduate degree in commerce from the Shri Ram College of Commerce, University of Delhi and completed her LL.B. from Campus Law Centre, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi in 2012.  She joined Touchstone Partners in 2013 and currently focuses on antitrust and merger control matters for both domestic and international clients including multinational corporates and private equity investors, across a range of sectors.

Shruti previously worked on a range of mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions, before pursuing a Fellowship with Teach For India.  As part of her Fellowship, she was placed in a government school in Delhi for two years where she worked with about 140 students across three grades and was responsible for implementing various strategies to improve their literacy levels.  During this time, she also started a project called The Bookworm Society (which she still continues to manage in her spare time) to make reading material more accessible for people from underprivileged backgrounds.  She joined the firm’s antitrust and merger control practice after completing her Fellowship and has since worked on a wide range of competition matters including leniency matters, merger control advisory, filing of information, antitrust compliance investigations and trainings, and general competition law advisory.

Education

  • Shri Ram College of Commerce, University of Delhi (Bachelor of Commerce (Hons.), First Class), 2009
  • Campus Law Centre, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi (Bachelor of Laws, First Class), 2012

Professional Qualifications

  • Admitted to the Bar Council of Delhi, 2012
‘Ten Years of the Indian Antitrust Regime’ (2019)
(https://touchstonepartners.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Ten-Years-of-the-Indian-Antitrust-Regime.pdf)

NCLAT judgment: CCI can’t be made hostage to locus standi (2020) (as a contributor)
(https://www.financialexpress.com/opinion/nclat-judgment-cci-cant-be-made-hostage-to-locus-standi/1988913/)

‘A Look at the Recent Developments in Competition Law in India’ (2020)
(https://touchstonepartners.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/A-Look-at-the-Recent-Developments-in-Competition-Law-in-India.pdf)

‘CCI’s recent order conclusively dispels ambiguity over who can approach the Commission’ (2020) (as a contributor)
(https://www.financialexpress.com/opinion/ccis-recent-order-conclusively-dispels-ambiguity-over-who-can-approach-the-commission/2074356/)