Region: India

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

India’s largest e-payment service joins fight against Google

Softbank-backed digital payment company Paytm has suggested that Google abused its dominance by temporarily removing it from the Google Play Store and forcing Paytm to remove an offering to get re-listed.

22 September 2020

India throws out abuse complaint against Amazon

India’s competition watchdog has held that Amazon is not dominant in the country's online fashion retail market.

14 September 2020

Community round-up: Firms hire and promote in Europe, US and India

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom has expanded its London competition team, Cornerstone Research has promoted competition economists in the UK and the US, while firms in India and Ukraine have recruited.

28 August 2020

India clears WhatsApp of anticompetitive tying

India’s competition watchdog has cleared Facebook’s WhatsApp of abusing its dominance by bundling its messaging and payment services.

19 August 2020

Owing to coronavirus, CCI adopts “lenient” approach in admitted cartel cases

Competition authorities around the world have adopted measures to help businesses collaborate throughout the covid-19 pandemic, although they have warned against taking advantage of the health crisis. Khaitan & Co partner Sagardeep Rathi and senior associate Radhika Seth examine two recent decisions by the Competition Commission of India not to issue fines in admitted cartel cases, and what that means for cartel deterrence.

06 August 2020

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