Law: Competition Act 2002 (India)

Amendments to the Competition Act nudge India towards the brink of transformation

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The Competition (Amendment) Act 2023 bestows more powers and tools on the CCI and director general than ever. While the appellate courts will be expected to keep these in check, it is imperative that businesses adjust to evolving boundaries.

18 July 2023

Google calls on Indian Supreme Court to overturn Android decision

Google has urged India’s top court to throw out a judgment by the country’s specialist competition tribunal confirming that the technology giant abused its dominance over its Android operating system.

27 June 2023

CCI takes Google Android case to Supreme Court

The Competition Commission of India has appealed against the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal’s Google Android ruling, despite the judgment largely upholding the enforcer's infringement decision.

15 June 2023

Amazon secures interim relief in Indian gun-jumping appeal

India’s top court has temporarily stayed a record gun-jumping penalty imposed on Amazon for making false statements about its purchase of a 49% stake in Future Coupons.

10 May 2023

Indian tribunal largely upholds CCI’s Google Android decision

India’s specialist competition tribunal has upheld the competition authority’s €165 million fine on Google for abusing its dominance over its Android mobile ecosystem, but set aside four behavioural remedies the agency imposed because they were “unnecessary” and “uncalled for”.

29 March 2023

India: CCI increases enforcement activity and scrutiny of merger control

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As the pandemic ebbs, the Competition Commission of India is back to aggressively tackling anticompetitive activity, sharpening its focus on enforcement and merger control. At the same time, the potential approval of the Competition (Amendment) Bill 2022 promises even further reform.

10 March 2023

India: Competition Bill 2022 signals potential changes to merger control regime

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The Competition Commission of India continues to regulate combinations that cause or are likely to cause an appreciable adverse effect on competition, with potential reform thanks to the Competition (Amendment) Bill 2022 looming.

10 March 2023

India: CCI looks to build a culture of compliance through rigorous cartel regulation

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The Competition Commission of India is prioritising a reduction in cartel conduct – especially among larger companies – through upticks in enforcement, advocacy and the use of its investigative arm.

10 March 2023

Google must comply with far-reaching Android commitments after Indian ruling

India’s highest court has refused to suspend the national antitrust enforcer’s decision to fine Google €152 million and impose a slew of behavioural remedies on the technology company that will significantly alter its global Android business model.

20 January 2023

Indian court orders enforcer to reissue tyre cartel decision

India’s specialist antitrust tribunal has ordered the country's competition watchdog to reduce the €208 million price-fixing fines it levied against five tyre companies, due to “inadvertent and arithmetical” calculation errors and to save the wider market.

06 December 2022

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