February 18, 2019:
Talwar Thakore Associates (TTA) former competition head and Executive Chairman Vinod Dhall, whose collaboration relationship have ended, has resurfaced quickly and joined Platinum Partners with the “Senior Advisor”.
Platinum partner Karam Daulet-Singh had confirmed his joining the firm, though we could not confirm at the time of going to press whether this would be a full-time role.
We have reached out to Platinum and Dhall for comment in what precise capacity he will joining the firm.
Dhall had operated an independent competition practice in his own name before quasi-merging his practice with TTA (although it was branded as Vinod Dhall in collaboration with TTA).
That relationship recently ended, with his second-in-command, Ram Kumar, staying behind at TTA as counsel.
Dhall had faced court challenges, claiming he broke Bar Council of India (BCI) rules by representing clients before the Competition Commission of India (CCI), of which he had been chairman until 2009 before becoming a private practitioner.