Shruti Aji Murali
Shruti Aji Murali


  • B.A., LLB. (Hons.), National Law School of India University, 2011
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Art & Design, Srishti College of Art, Design and Technology, 2018

bar admission

  • Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa, 2012
  • Young Lawyer Representative of the Diversity. Advanced Committee of the American Bar Association’s Antitrust Section, 2023-2025

Shruti built her career as a competition lawyer at two of India’s foremost competition law practices, where she gained experience in merger control, having handled several multi-jurisdictional transactions from start to finish. She has also actively contributed to competition policy developments through advocacy efforts via leading industry associations and engaged in extensive research for the Competition Law Review Committee in 2019. She continues to keenly study global developments in the regulation of digital markets and the intersection between competition law and privacy regulation.

Shruti’s interest in breaking down complex issues into simple parts has stood her in good stead over her eight years of competition law practice, having worked in sectors as varied as oil & gas, airlines, sports, automobiles, and more recently, app ecosystems.  Her training in design helps her to think creatively, communicate effectively, and imagine the bigger picture in more ways than one.

Outside of work, Shruti divides her time between Bengaluru and Darbhanga tending to two terrace gardens and her (growing) number of cats.

Notable work:

  • Advising and representing a global technology company on antitrust litigation issues
  • Advising a leading social media company on competition policy issues 
  • Advised General Electric in securing merger approvals for its acquisitions in the oil & gas sector in India from 2014-2016
  • Advised a leading Indian automobile manufacturer in a challenge to the constitutionality of various provisions of the Competition Act and regulations before the Delhi High Court  
  • Advised The Coca-Cola Company on securing Indian merger approval for its global acquisition of energy drink brand Monster 
  • Advised and represented Thomas Cook India Limited and Sterling Holidays India Limited in respect of the first substantive merger control decision in India appealed before the COMPAT and Supreme Court


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