Region: India

CCI launches steel cartel probe

The Competition Commission of India has reportedly opened a price-fixing investigation into nine major steel companies, 18 months after the country’s minister for road transport and highways warned of cartels in the sector.

16 September 2022

CCI clears deal without remedies for the first time following show cause notice

The Competition Commission of India has unconditionally cleared PayU Payments’ acquisition of BillDesk, marking the first time the authority has cleared a deal without extracting any remedies after raising preliminary competition concerns in a show cause notice.

06 September 2022

Indian court orders WhatsApp to face probe over “take-it-or-leave-it” privacy policy

An Indian court has held that WhatsApp must face a full abuse of dominance investigation by the Competition Commission of India into changes the instant messaging application made to its privacy policy in 2021.

30 August 2022

Uptick in dawn raids by Indian enforcer going to continue, lawyer says

The Competition Commission of India has become “significantly more sophisticated” in its use of dawn raids and a recent uptick in these searches is only going to increase, according to a leading local antitrust lawyer.

25 August 2022

CCI allowed to resume probe into Intel over warranty policy

The Karnataka High Court has dismissed Intel’s appeal against an abuse of dominance investigation into its warranty policy.

24 August 2022

Top Indian competition lawyer sets up boutique

Samir Gandhi has decided to step down from the partnership at AZB & Partners after more than 10 years to set up his own boutique antitrust shop, although he will remain a senior adviser to the competition team at the former.

23 August 2022

CCI chair: only deals with local nexus must be filed under new merger thresholds

India’s top antitrust official has clarified that not all mergers meeting a proposed value-based threshold will need to be filed for review, but instead factors such as data and user base will determine a deal’s notifiability.

22 August 2022

Indian technology company accuses Google of “monopolistic practices”

An Indian technology company has slammed Google for allegedly reneging on a promise to help develop the country’s small businesses community and instead engage in monopolistic conduct through a data policy change.

19 August 2022

CCI alleges rampant cartel in cement sector

The Competition Commission of India has reportedly found that top leadership at 20 cement companies that account for more than 75% of the market colluded to raise prices and restrict supply over several years.

08 August 2022

India seeks to introduce value-based thresholds to merger control regime

India’s Ministry of Corporate Affairs has proposed multiple amendments to the country’s competition law, including introducing value-based thresholds to its merger control regime for the first time.

05 August 2022

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