Region: India

LPG cartel fined again in India

India’s competition authority has fined a group of liquid petroleum gas cylinder companies and individuals for cartel conduct – less than a year after the country’s Supreme Court nullified penalties in a similar case.

14 August 2019

India fines auto part cartelists

India’s competition watchdog has fined JTEKT and its local subsidiary for cartelising the supply of electric power steering systems to three automotive original equipment manufacturers.

14 August 2019

Intel warranty policy may be anticompetitive

India’s antitrust watchdog has directed its investigative arm to conduct a full probe into Intel, having preliminarily found that the company abused its dominance by changing its warranty policy to exclude parallel imports from coverage.

12 August 2019

Former ambassador joins Indian enforcer

Bhagwant Singh Bishnoi has become a member at the Competition Commission of India, while Herbert Smith Freehills hired a new partner in South Africa and a Scottish firm has opened an office in Ireland to prepare for Brexit.

02 August 2019

Big Four auditors may face Indian antitrust probe

A senior Indian government official reportedly wants the country’s competition watchdog to look into Deloitte, KPMG, Ernst & Young and PricewaterhouseCoopers to determine whether they are harming competition in any way.

23 July 2019

India probes Maruti over resale price maintenance

India’s competition watchdog has launched a full probe into Maruti Suzuki India over allegations the carmaker has interfered with the prices that dealers charge for its vehicles.

05 July 2019

India’s antitrust watchdog raids Mersen

India’s antitrust watchdog has raided the local offices of French manufacturer Mersen and Indian manufacturer Assam Carbon Products over allegations they colluded to fix the prices of equipment sold to Indian Railways, according to several news reports.

05 July 2019

India probes Google’s Android leveraging

India’s competition authority has provisionally found that Google abused its dominance in the licensable smartphone operating market, leading the enforcer to open a full-scale probe into the company.

01 July 2019

Appeal season: The Asia-Pacific Tipline for 28 June 2019

Some important appeals are now on the docket. For the well-established Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, the appeal will focus on whether the country’s Federal Court can accept a remedy that the antitrust watchdog found to be insufficient. For the fledgling Hong Kong Competition Commission, appeals have been filed against its victories in the territory’s first two cartel cases. It has also been an active week elsewhere in Asia-Pacific, with a couple of price-fixing decisions, the resignation of a competition boss and more.

27 June 2019

India fines drugmakers and associations

India’s antitrust watchdog has fined two pharmaceutical companies, several senior employees and two pharmacist associations about €9.5 million for anticompetitively controlling the supply of medicine in the state of Madhya Pradesh.

05 June 2019

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