The Handbook of Competition Enforcement Agencies 2016

India

11 September 2016

The Indian merger control regime has been in place for a little under five years. During this period, India’s antitrust regulator, the Competition Commission of India (the CCI), has approved more than 300 mergers and acquisitions without blocking a single transaction. In 2015 alone, the CCI received around 127 merger filings – the highest number of filings received in a year so far. 2015 also witnessed the CCI approve divestitures for the first time as part of clearing two Phase II investigations, with another Phase II investigation opened late in the year.