Region: India

Complainant behind Indian Google investigation seeks new regulatory regime

A complainant that convinced the Competition Commission of India to investigate and eventually fine Google €114 million for forcing application developers to use its own billing store has called for an ex ante regulatory framework to govern app aggregators.

16 November 2022

Indian tribunal upholds LPG cartel decision but orders penalty recalculation

India’s specialist competition tribunal has confirmed that a group of liquid petroleum gas cylinder companies participated in a bid-rigging conspiracy but ordered the country’s antitrust authority to recalculate the fines based on the date of illegal conduct, not its infringement decision.

15 November 2022

Departing CCI chair leaves impressive legacy, lawyers say

Local lawyers have praised departing Competition Commission of India chair Ashok Kumar Gupta for cementing the agency as a “bold” enforcer, unafraid to take on major technology companies.

27 October 2022

CCI fines Google €114 million and orders it to open up app store payments

The Competition Commission of India has provisionally fined Google for the second time in a week, while also ordering the company to allow third-party payment providers on its application store.

26 October 2022

Google hit with €165 million fine and behavioural remedies in India for Android abuse

The Competition Commission of India has provisionally fined Google €165 million for abusing its dominance over its Android mobile ecosystem and ordered the technology giant to adhere to a suite of behavioural remedies.

21 October 2022

CCI fines two-sided platform and hotel chain €48 million in landmark decision

India’s competition watchdog has fined MakeMyTrip for imposing price parity clauses on accommodation providers and entering into an illegal agreement with a major hotel chain to delist rivals, in one of the agency’s first infringement decisions in the multisided platform sector.

20 October 2022

Indian Supreme Court forces WhatsApp to face abuse probe over 2021 privacy update

India’s top court has dismissed WhatsApp’s appeal against a decision forcing it to face a full abuse of dominance investigation by the country’s antitrust watchdog over last year's privacy policy update.

18 October 2022

India expands Google news publishing probe

India’s antitrust watchdog has expanded an existing 10-month-old investigation into Google, following a new complaint against the company for allegedly abusing its dominance by imposing unfair terms on news publishers.

10 October 2022

CCI issues rare conditional clearance for media entertainment merger

The Competition Commission of India has conditionally approved a tie-up between Zee Entertainment Enterprises and Sony Pictures Networks India after the former reportedly agreed to shut down one of its major entertainment channels.

06 October 2022

Enforcers in developing countries monitoring EU efforts to regulate Big Tech

Competition officials in South Africa and India have said both agencies are keeping a close eye on the implementation of EU’s Digital Markets Act but it is too early to say if the countries could enact similar regulation.

23 September 2022

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