Region: India

Indian tribunal: WhatsApp privacy update was not an abuse of dominance

India’s specialist competition tribunal has held that WhatsApp did not abuse its dominance by introducing a new privacy policy in 2016 since it allowed users to opt-out of sharing their data with its parent company Facebook.

03 August 2022

Amazon claims myriad of legal errors in gun-jumping appeal to Indian Supreme Court

India’s specialist competition tribunal erroneously applied legal standards from contract law – which do not apply to competition cases – in upholding a record gun-jumping fine, Amazon will argue to the country’s highest court.

01 August 2022

CCI hits SABIC with gun-jumping penalties for Clariant acquisitions

The Competition Commission of India has hit Saudi Basic Industries Corporation with a pair of gun-jumping fines for failing to notify its acquisitions of two minority stakes in rival chemicals company Clariant.

29 July 2022

Indian firm loses four competition partners following restructuring announcement

A trio of competition partners has left L&L Partners to join DSK Legal as part of an exodus of 63 lawyers across several of the firm's practice areas, while another antitrust partner will move to Trilegal in the coming months.

19 July 2022

Indian tribunal upholds record gun-jumping penalty against Amazon

India’s specialist competition tribunal has upheld a record €24.5 million gun-jumping fine against Amazon but halved additional penalties on the technology giant for making false statements about its 49% investment in Future Coupons.

13 June 2022

Indian court blocks CCI from sharing confidential Google info

An Indian court has extended an interim order prohibiting the Competition Commission of India from sharing Google’s confidential information with a complainant that accused the US-based technology company of abusing its dominance.

26 May 2022

India hits Veolia with gun-jumping fine for Suez deal

The Competition Commission of India has fined Veolia nearly €120,000 for failing to notify its acquisition of a 29.9% stake in Suez from Engie, which was the first step in its two-pronged takeover of its rival.

24 May 2022

Google AdWords & third-party trademarked keywords: IP infringement or fair competition?

At the centre of the intersection between competition law and intellectual property law sits several cases related to third-party keyword bidding on Google Ads. Khaitan & Co partner Anisha Chand, senior associate Tanveer Verma and associate Satvik Mohanty set out the current landscape in India – including the divergence between the Competition Commission of India and civil courts – and lay out prospects for the future.

19 May 2022

Indian telecoms regulator raises common ownership concerns in media sector

India’s telecommunications regulator has said the establishment of a regulatory regime separate from existing competition law mechanisms may be necessary to preclude a single entity from becoming dominant through cross-media ownership.

20 April 2022

India's antitrust authority overhauls confidentiality regime

Local competition lawyers have praised the Competition Commission of India for overhauling its confidentiality regime to ensure that parties to an antitrust investigation have access to relevant confidential documents in a timely manner while protecting against unauthorised disclosure.

14 April 2022

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