Organisation: Competition Commission of India

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

Third-party seeks to void CCI merger approval due to lack of quorum

A third party has challenged the Competition Commission of India's conditional approval of a merger between two glass container companies on the grounds that it lacked quorum, although a local court has now upheld the authority’s ability to issue decisions without a full bench.

24 April 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

CCI to establish digital unit

The Competition Commission of India is reportedly “establishing and operationalising” a digital markets unit to help police large technology companies.

24 March 2023

Opening of Indian legal market expected to have limited impact on antitrust bar

The Bar Council of India’s momentous decision allowing foreign firms to enter the market will have a limited impact on antitrust practices as existing restrictions stopping overseas lawyers from appearing before the Competition Commission of India will still apply, practitioners say.

16 March 2023

India: CCI increases enforcement activity and scrutiny of merger control

Featured in Asia-Pacific Antitrust Review 2023

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

Evolving legislation and enforcement tactics help competition authorities fight cartels and abusive conduct

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Significant changes to competition law enforcement (eg, the amendment to China’s anti-monopoly law) and a sharp focus on emerging areas (eg, digital markets) are helping Asia-Pacific authorities prove themselves to be on par with their European and North American counterparts.

10 March 2023

Stronger enforcement and sanctions for pharmaceutical infringements

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Asia-Pacific regulators are increasingly shining a light on antitrust violations in the pharmaceuticals industry, with stiffer penalties for cartel conduct, abuse of dominance and anticompetitive agreements.

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

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