Region: 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

The Asia-Pacific Round-up (26 November 2021)

News in brief from the Asia-Pacific region… China’s antitrust watchdog has issued a conditional merger clearance and fined a logistics cartel for rigging bids and allocating the market. In India, the antitrust authority fined a price-fixing cartel in the paper sector and ordered a full investigation into alleged abuse of dominance by table tennis organisations. Meanwhile, Korea has issued a pair of bid-rigging decisions.

26 November 2021

Indian tribunal stays RPM fine pending full appeal

India’s competition appeals tribunal has agreed to suspend a €24 million fine issued by the country’s antitrust authority against Maruti Suzuki for imposing a maximum discount policy on its dealers.

23 November 2021

CCI: quality concerns undermining pharmaceutical competition

A key hurdle to greater price competition for generic drugs in India is consumer concern and information asymmetry about quality, according to a market study conducted by the country’s competition watchdog.

19 November 2021

The Asia-Pacific Round-up (19 November 2021)

News in brief from the Asia-Pacific region… India’s competition watchdog is on the clock to determine whether Amazon misled the agency in acquiring a stake in a local retailer, which could lead to the revocation of the agency’s approval. Meanwhile, Meta – formerly known as Facebook – cleared its first major hurdle for its proposed acquisition of Kustomer.

18 November 2021

AZB & Partners poaches rival practice head in India

Ram Kumar Poornachandran has stepped down as head of the competition group at Talwar Thakore & Associates to join AZB & Partners in New Delhi.

09 November 2021

CCI urged to revoke Amazon/Future Coupons deal approval

The independent directors of Future Retail have urged the Competition Commission of India to revoke the approval it gave in 2019 for Amazon’s acquisition of a 49% stake in Future Coupons after claiming the US technology company made false representations to win approval.

08 November 2021

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