The Asia-Pacific Antitrust Review 2009

India: Overview

01 January 1900

Antitrust, merger and competition issues in India are presently governed by the Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices Act 1969 (MRTP Act), by the Companies Act 1956 and by the Securities & Exchange Board of India (Substantial Acquisition of Shares & Takeovers) Regulations 1997 (Takeover Code). A new statute called the Competition Act 2002 has been enacted but has not come into force in its entirety.