20 September 2023: Trilegal represented 2452991 Ontario Limited and 2743298 Ontario Limited, both subsidiaries of Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (“OTPP”), in securing an unconditional approval from the Competition Commission of India (“CCI”) in relation to the proposed acquisition of (a) unitholding in Highways Infrastructure Trust (“HIT”), and (b) equity stake in Highway Concessions One Private Limited (“HC One”).
This approval is amongst the first set of orders passed by the CCI after two additional members were sworn-in only yesterday, i.e.19 September 2023 and is a testament to the institutional efficiency of the CCI.
OTPP is the largest single-profession pension plan in Canada and is jointly sponsored by the Government of Ontario and Ontario Teachers’ Federation.
HIT is an Indian infrastructure investment trust registered with the Securities Exchange Board of India. HIT owns several road assets and is engaged in the business of operating roads and highways in India. HC One is the investment manager of HIT.
The Trilegal competition team representing OTPP was led by Nisha Kaur Uberoi, Partner & National Head – Competition Law and Gautam Chawla, Partner; and assisted by Radhika Seth, Counsel; Swati Sharma, Senior Associate; Madhav Kapoor, Rishi Kauntia and Akanshha Agrawal, Associates.
AZB represented HIT and HC One.
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