Region: India

India claims housing board abused its dominance

The Competition Commission of India has ordered a full-scale probe into the Chandigarh Housing Board after preliminarily concluding that it abused its dominance by imposing unfair terms on consumers who participated in a self-financing housing scheme.

17 January 2022

India opens fourth concurrent Google probe

India’s antitrust enforcer has opened its fourth ongoing competition probe into Google, this time alleging that the technology giant is abusing its dominance by imposing unfair and arbitrary conditions on news publishers.

10 January 2022

Indian court rejects radio taxi predatory pricing appeals

A tribunal in India has rejected a pair of appeals that sought to overturn the national antitrust authority’s ruling that Ola Cabs could not be accused of predatory pricing because it is not a dominant player in the taxi market.

10 January 2022

Indian enforcer alleges App Store abuse

The Competition Commission of India has launched its first full-scale investigation into Apple, joining enforcers across the globe in probing the iPhone-maker’s App Store rules.

04 January 2022

India revokes deal approval for first time, imposes record gun-jumping fine on Amazon

The Competition Commission of India has fined Amazon €23.6 million and suspended its approval of the retail giant’s 49% investment in Future Coupons after finding the company deliberately hid facts about the transaction to secure clearance.

20 December 2021

Indian trade group slams “high handed” and “arrogant” Amazon

One of India’s biggest trade advocacy groups has accused Amazon of adopting a “my way or the highway” stance after the US retail giant told the Competition Commission of India it lacks jurisdiction to revoke the prior approval of its acquisition of a stake in an online retailer.

16 December 2021

India

Featured in GCR 100 2022

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has shown a willingness to tackle concerns in the digital sector while also maintaining a focus on traditional antitrust cases, all of which keeps the burgeoning local competition bar on its toes.

10 December 2021

CCI closes abuse of dominance probe into Intel

The Competition Commission of India has closed an abuse of dominance investigation into Intel after finding no evidence that it refused to grant a server manufacturer access to processor designs.

06 December 2021

Amazon accused of trying to intimidate Indian enforcer

Future Retail’s independent directors have accused Amazon’s lawyers of trying to “browbeat” the Competition Commission of India by walking out of a recent hearing regarding the technology company’s acquisition of a 49% stake in Future Coupons.

29 November 2021

G7 report urges coordinated global response to Big Tech

A report published by antitrust chiefs from the G7 nations and four guest countries has highlighted the historic global underenforcement of digital mergers and the importance of understanding new technologies to combat harm to competition earlier.

29 November 2021

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