Region: India

CCI reveals Air India/Vistara remedies

Air India will maintain capacity levels on seven domestic and four international routes to allay concerns that its merger with a rival Indian airline will lead to higher prices, the Competition Commission of India has revealed.

27 September 2023

Indian government makes first private sector hire to resolve CCI quorum issues

Local lawyers have praised the diversity of three newly appointed members of the Competition Commission of India.

20 September 2023

CCI conditionally clears domestic airline merger

Tata Sons can proceed with the tie-up of its subsidiaries Air India and Tata SIA Airlines subject to complying with a suite of voluntary commitments offered to mitigate competition concerns.

04 September 2023

India consults on draft settlement and commitment regulations

Draft regulation in India proposes to allow businesses to end abuse of dominance investigations with settlements or remedies following the early stages of a probe.

24 August 2023

CCI cannot probe below-threshold cinema deal, Indian tribunal holds

A consumer group’s request for the Competition Commission of India to investigate a below-threshold transaction that created the country’s largest cinema operator is misplaced since antitrust rules can tackle post-merger anticompetitive conduct, a court has held.

11 August 2023

Indian court throws out challenges to Google’s payment policy

Only the Competition Commission of India can adjudicate claims that Google has violated an order prohibiting it from abusing its dominance over payment processing, a court has held in dismissing 14 lawsuits against the tech company.

07 August 2023

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

Featured in Asia-Pacific Antitrust Review 2023

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

Indian competition enforcer lacks jurisdiction over IP disputes, local court rules

An Indian court has quashed separate abuse of dominance probes into Ericsson and Monsanto, ruling that the country’s competition watchdog does not have jurisdiction to intervene in patent-related disputes.

14 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

Government entities not immune from antitrust law, Indian Supreme Court rules

India’s top court has ruled that the country’s antitrust law applies to state-owned companies, finding the Competition Commission of India was entitled to probe a government coal producer for abuse of dominance.

16 June 2023

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