Region: India

CCI hits association with fine for indirect price-fixing

India’s competition watchdog has issued a nominal fine to an association of publishers and booksellers despite finding evidence that it controlled discounts and ordered members to boycott certain tenders.

25 February 2021

CCI clears airlines in high-profile collusion probe

India’s competition watchdog has concluded that the country’s five major domestic airlines did not collude through anticompetitive agreements or algorithms to align ticket pricing.

23 February 2021

Indian enforcer axes Google Meet complaint

India’s competition watchdog has thrown out a complaint alleging that Google abused its dominance by integrating a video-conferencing product into its widely-used email service.

01 February 2021

Report reveals fluctuations in cartel fines in 2020 across Asia-Pacific

Cartel fines in Korea and Taiwan increased significantly in 2020 from the previous year, although they fell steeply in China, Japan, Australia and India, a report by Morgan Lewis & Bockius has revealed.

15 January 2021

Cartels controlling steel and cement sectors, Indian minister says

One of India’s top transportation officials has claimed that cartels are controlling prices in the steel and cement sectors.

11 January 2021

Indian Supreme Court axes Uber complaint

India’s Supreme Court has ruled that Uber and Ola do not operate hub and spoke cartels through their pricing models, although it set aside a lower court’s ruling that only injured parties can raise a complaint with the country’s competition watchdog.

16 December 2020

India

Featured in GCR 100 2021

The Indian antitrust bar continues to adeptly deal with the Competition Commission of India, which has shown a willingness to take on some of the largest domestic and international companies, especially in the digital economy.

11 December 2020

Indian enforcer raids major cement companies

India’s competition watchdog has raided LafargeHolcim’s two local subsidiaries, as well as reportedly searching the offices of its rivals UltraTech Cement and Shree Cement.

10 December 2020

Common minority ownership – Is the CCI setting a new standard?

Common ownership has been a hot topic in antitrust law for a while and the debate as to its competitive effect is far from settled. India’s competition watchdog recently imposed conditions on a 3% investment because of minority holdings the buyer had in a rival company. Hemangini Dadwal, a partner at AZB & Partners, and associate Shreya Singh examine the potential impact of that decision.

01 December 2020

Cartel claim against Uber goes to India’s Supreme Court

India’s top court will hear the merits of a case against Uber and Ola alleging that they operate an anticompetitive pricing model.

19 October 2020

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