Surbhi Mehta

Surbhi is the key resource coordinating and leading the Competition & IPR law practice of APJ-SLG Law offices. She is currently representing the interests of several entities across the spectrum on various issues of abuse of dominance, cartel investigations and interplay between various sectoral regulators and the Competition Commission of India. Surbhi has acted as Research analyst on Competition Law and Policy for Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs, New Delhi where she provided inputs on issues pertaining to interplay of Competition Law with Intellectual Property, WTO regime, inter-regulator co-ordination and International co-operation. She also acted as a Resource Faculty in Training for several entities and has actively been involved in debates and discussions on policy formulations and execution.
Surbhi also handles issues pertaining to IP, Competition, IT & E Commerce, Media and entertainment laws and confidentiality issues. She has led key projects of the firm on IP Due Dilligence, licensing, franchising and technology transfer transactions, development and monetizing of IP platform, etc. She is regularly consulted on pre-litigation and litigation strategies including, but not limited to advising on pre-determined alternate modes of dispute resolution, exit strategies in case of deadlock, choice of applicable law and all possible legal solutions to balance the conflicting interests.
Surbhi has written several research papers for leading publications on Publicity and Privacy Law, Sports Law, IP Due Diligence, Franchising Law etc. Recently, a paper submitted by her on the issue of ‘Identification and Valuation of IPRs in MSMEs’ was granted an excellence award from Federation of Indian Micro and Small & Medium Enterprises

She has several years of research experience on the issues of competition and regulation in network industries like power, telecommunication and water. In addition, she has done considerable research on the ICT sector and innovation systems. Recently she has been actively engaged in competition policy research.

She has written both for professional journals as well as for the economic press. Currently she is a regular columnist for the Financial Express, India and a referee for the Information Technologies and International Development journal published by University of Southern California.