Shilpi Bhattacharya

Shilpi Bhattacharya

Professor at Jindal Global Law School

PhD, Law

About Me

Teaching and researching on Competition Law, Digital Markets, Law and Economics, Rare Disease Policy. Living with a severely disabling rare disease called GNE myopathy. Running an organisation called World Without GNE Myopathy that supports people living with my rare disease.



August 2016 - Present · Jindal Global Law School, India

I teach and research in competition law, Law and Economics and rare disease policies.


2007 - 2009 · Linklaters, Singapore

Practiced U.S. securities law.


Ph.D. in Law

2012 - 2015 · Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands

Thesis: Competition law and the bounded rationality of firms.

Masters of Laws - LLM, Law

2006 - 2007 · University of Virginia School of Law, USA

Bachelor of Laws - LLB, Law

· National University of Jurdicial Sciences, Kolkata, India


Journal Articles

Strategic Management, Firm Behavior and the Law of Potential Competition, vol. 20.2. Bhattacharya, S. 2023. Berkeley Business Law Journal (forthcoming).

Competition Law in India. Bhattacharya, S. 2023. Elgar Concise Encyclopedia of Asian Law (forthcoming).

Judging a Book by Its Cover: Analysing the Indian Approach to Defining Platform Markets. Bhattacharya, S. & Khandelwal, P. 2022. International Review of Law, Computers & Technology 2022, DOI: 10.1080/13600869.2022.2030032.

Indian Competition Law in the Digital Markets: An Overview of National Case Law. Bhattacharya, S. & Khandelwal, P. 28 July 2021. Concurrences, Foreword to e-Competitions Special Issue.

Hyundai and the Law of Resale Price Maintenance in India: Guilty Without (Rule of) Reason?. Bhattacharya, S. & Khemani, A. 202. Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 55 Issue 50.

Digital Era Competition Law: A BRICS View. Shilpi Bhattacharya, et al. 2019. BRICS COMPETITION.

Privacy as a Competition Law Concern: Lessons from Facebook/WhatsApp. Bhattacharya, S. & Buiten M. 2018. DON'T TAKE IT SERIOUSLY, Essays in Law and Economics in honour of Roger Van den Bergh.

India’s Competition Jurisprudence: In Need of a More Economic Approach?. Bhattacharya, S. 2018. JGLS Law & Policy Brief, vol. 4(1).

The Contribution of Management Studies to Understanding Firm Behaviour and Competition Law. Bhattacharya, S. & Van den Bergh, R. 2014. World Competition, vol. 37, 515.

The Desire for Whiteness: Can Law and Economics Explain It?. Bhattacharya, S. 2011. The Columbia Journal of Race and Law, vol. 2, 117.

Utility Models: Protection for Small Innovations. Lakshmikumaran, M. & Bhattacharya, S. 2004. The Journal of the Indian Law Institute, vol. 46(2).

Rights of the State vis-à-vis the Community to Water. Bhattacharya, S. 2004. Indian Juridical Review, vol. 1.

The Dimminaco Case: A Landmark Judgment on the Patentability of Micro-organisms. Lakshmikumaran, M. & Bhattacharya, S. 2003. National Intellectual Property Organization Souvenir.

The Importance of Article 51A in Constitutional Jurisprudence. Bhattacharya, S. 2002. Indian Bar Review, vol. 29(2).

The Blue Gold: The Fight To Stop The Corporate Theft Of The World’s Water by Maude Barlow and Tony Clarke. Bhattacharya, S. 2004. Review Titled - Globalization and Stress on Water Resources, The Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 39 (35).


To Promote Competition, CCI Should Not Appear to Punish Better Use of Resources by a Dominant Enterprise. Bhattacharya, S. November 2022. The Leaflet.

Why Adani’s Buying Spree Merits a Re-think in India’s Competition Law Framework. Bhattacharya, S. June 2022. The Leaflet.

Interviewed by Prof. Caron Beaton-Wells for the podcast Competition Lore, episode titled ‘Doing Digital in India’ with Ujjwal Kumar. . November 2019. The Leaflet.

Killing the Kirana Store? Should the Competition Regulator Approve Walmart’s Acquisition of Flipkart. Bhattacharya, S. & Khemani A. July 2018. ET Rise.


Conference organiser and moderator, Reflections on India's Economic Regulations: A Discussion in Honour of Prof. Aditya Bhattacharjea's Retirement. . New Delhi, 2023. .

Lecture on Competition Law and Digital Markets in India: A Discussion of Recent Enforcement and Regulatory Trends, Strathclyde Centre for Internet Law and Policy monthly webinar series. . June 2022. .

Lecture on Competition & Regulation of Digital Markets in India, University of Strathclyde. . February 2022. .

Paper presentation on ‘Judging a Book by Its Cover: Analysing the Indian Approach to Defining Platform Markets’ at the Academic Society of Competition Law (ASCOLA) Annual Meeting with Pankhudi Khandelwal. . July 2021. .

Paper presentation on ‘Firm Rationality and the Law of Potential Competition’ at the Academic Society of Competition Law (ASCOLA) Annual Meeting. . June, 2020. .

Presented on ‘Legal Education and Pedagogy in India’ at the Conference on Law and Legal Institutions in Contemporary India: In Honour of Prof. N.R. Madhav Menon, Organised by Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad in New Delhi. . November, 2019. .

Selected to participate at the International Junior Faculty Forum, Stanford University. . United States, October, 2019. .

Plenary session presentation on ‘Management Studies, Firm Rationality and the Law of Predatory Pricing’ at the Academic Society of Competition Law (ASCOLA) Annual Meeting. . Aix-en-Provence, France (June, 2019). .

Presented on ‘Privacy as a Competition Law Concern: Lessons from Facebook/WhatsApp’ in the Asian Competition Forum in Hong Kong. . December, 2018. .

Presented on ‘Firm Rationality in Merger Analysis’ in the Inaugural Conference of the South Asia Chapter of the International Economic Law Network. . Delhi (April, 2017). .

Presented on “The Bounded Rationality of Firms and the Law of Predatory Pricing” in the Workshop on Behavioral and Experimental Law & Economics, The University of Notre Dame Research Program on Law and Market Behavior. . Dublin, Ireland (July, 2015). .

Presented on “The Bounded Rationality of Firms and the Law of Predatory Pricing” in the Joint Seminar on the Future of Law & Economics. . Paris, France (March, 2015). .

Presented on “The Bounded Rationality of Firms and Competition Law” in the workshop on ‘Nudging in Europe: What can Law Learn from Behavioral Sciences?’. . Liège, Belgium (December, 2013). .

Presented on “Uncertainty and Firm Rationality in Antitrust Law” at Yale Law School’s Doctoral Scholarship Conference. . United States (December, 2013). .

Presented on “An Introduction to Empirical Legal Research” at Jindal Global Law School. . India (August, 2013). .

Presented on “Abuse of Dominance: An Analysis of Recent Enforcement Actions” at School of Applied Economics, Delhi University. . India (February 2012). .

Presenting a Paper Titled “The Desire for Whiteness: Can Law and Economics Explain It?” at the Law in Society Association Annual Conference. . San Francisco, USA (June 2-5, 2011). .

Training of Officers of the Competition Commission of India on “Merger Review Under the Competition Act, 2002”. . New Delhi, India (March 21, 2010). .


India’s Rare Disease Policy Should Strengthen India’s Pharmaceutical R&D. Bhattacharya, S. & Kaladindi, K. 2023. Assocham Corporate and Regulatory Affairs e-bulletin.

Presentation on Access to Medicines for Rare Diseases in National Consultation on Intellectual Property and Access to Medicines organized by The Third World Network. . New Delhi, November 2022. .

Your Rare Disease Story Holds the Power to Change. . February 2022. Patients Engage.

Panelist, Discussion on Open Data for Rare Diseases: An Indian Perspective, Department of Science & Technology, Government of India. . February 2021. .

GNE Myopathy: Why it is a Bad Dream. Bhattacharya, S. June 2019. Outlook Magazine.

A Rare Opportunity. Bhattacharya, S. & Deviah, D. April 2019. Indian Express.

Policy Shame: Sick, Rare and Ignored. Bhattacharya, S. March 6, 2016. The Hindu.

An Ordinary Life with a Rare Disease: Battle for Drug Discovery. Bhattacharya, S. January, 2018. The Quint .

‘Rare diseases’, Advances in Healthcare Management Services, IIM, Ahmedabad. . February, 2019. .

‘Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act’, National Convention against Sexual Assaults on Women and Girls with Disabilities, NPRD. . Delhi (November, 2018). .

Co-organiser, Conference on Perspectives in GNE Myopathy: Research, Clinical Management and Patient Care, WWGM. . Delhi (February, 2018). .

Co-chair of Panel on Enabled Living, Asia-Oceania Myology Conference. . Singapore (August, 2017). .

Clinical Trials for Rare Diseases, Indian Society for Clinical Research Annual Conference. . Mumbai (February, 2017). .

Rare Disease Day, Radio broadcast for JU Community Radio. . Kolkata (February, 2017). .


Trustee, World Without GNE Myopathy

WWGM is a patient-led organisation that is working towards raising awareness of a rare disease called GNE Myopathy, supporting patients with this disease and finding a treatment for it. GNE Myopathy is a progressive disease with no treatment that causes severe disability. Patients are typically wheelchair bound within ten years of disease onset. I am a founding member of WWGM and suffer from this disease as well. My work involves raising funds for a treatment for GNE and raising awareness about this disease.