Tag: Competition Commission of India

Latest Updates on Antitrust - June 2022 - Part II

Latest Updates on Antitrust – June 2022 – Part II

This is a rundown of last week's updates on Antitrust: CCI imposes penalties on seven for bid-rigging in Indian Railway Tenders The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has imposed penalties amounting to almost Rs. 30 lakhs on seven entities including individuals for manipulating the bidding process of railway tenders and cartelisation. The CCI stated that these entities have formed a cartel in the supply of protective tubes to the Indian Railway and were engaging in anti-competitive practices like determination of prices,…

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Latest Updates on Antitrust - June 2022 - Part I

Latest Updates on Antitrust – June 2022 – Part I

This is a rundown of last week's Antitrust updates: Government mulling amendment to Competition Bill 2020 to give CCI wider powers over big tech companies In order to ensure that digital market remains open to new entrants and existence of meritorious competition between digital platforms, the Central Government is proposing to bring changes to the pending Competition Bill 2020. They aim to enhance the scope of the CCI over digital markets, with wider powers to be conferred on the CCI and…

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Latest Updates on Antitrust - May 2022

Latest Updates on Antitrust – May 2022

This is a rundown of last week’s news updates on Antitrust: CCI investigation into Whatsapp faces pushback The Competition Commission of India’s investigation into Whatsapp’s abuse of dominance in enforcing its new privacy policy that enabled the sharing of user data with business has hit a roadblock in Whatsapp’s belligerence against sharing information on its new privacy policy. Whatsapp has stated that it will withhold providing information on the same until the parliament passes the data privacy law. CCI has however…

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Latest Updates on Antitrust - February, 2022 - Part I

Latest Updates on Antitrust – February, 2022 – Part I

This is a rundown of last week’s news updates on Antitrust: CCI Imposes Heavy Penalties On 6 Tyre Manufacturers For Cartelization The Competition Commission of India, the country’s antitrust watchdog, recently passed a cease and desist order and imposed heavy penalties on Apollo Tyres, MRF, CEAT, JK Tyres, Birla Tyres and Automotive Tyre Manufacturers Association for cartelization. It was alleged that all the above-mentioned tyre manufacturers together controlled 90% of the tyre production in India and were engaged in price parallelism…

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Latest Updates on Antitrust - December, 2021 - Part I

Latest Updates on Antitrust – December, 2021 – Part I

This is a rundown of last week's news updates on Antitrust: Apple denies abuse of dominance in Indian app market Tech giant Apple has sought the dismissal of a case filed against it by the Competition Commission of India (CCI) stating that it does not hold a dominant position in the Indian app market. It claimed that it holds a small share of 0-5% in the Indian app market which is dominated by Android creator Google which holds 95-100% of the…

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Latest Updates on Antitrust - November, 2021 - Part II

Latest Updates on Antitrust – November, 2021 – Part II

This is a rundown of last week's news updates on Antitrust: Google loses $2.8 billion as antitrust fine to EU Court The Luxembourg-based EU General Court has dismissed tech giant Google's effort to appeal a $2.8 billion antitrust fine for favouring its own shopping services in search results. The European Commission fined Google in 2017 for breaking competition laws. In addition to the fine, Google was ordered in 2017 to make modifications to the way it presents shopping search results, to allow…

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Latest Updates on Antitrust - November 2021 - Part I

Latest Updates on Antitrust – November, 2021 – Part I

This is a rundown of last week’s news updates on Antitrust: Competition Commission of India issued orders against firms guilty of bid-rigging and cartelization The Competition Commission of India (CCI), India’s fair markets watchdog, found that six firms had engaged in cartelization in the supply of Low-Density Poly Ethylene covers (LDPE) to the Food Corporation of India (FCI) by determining prices, allocating tenders, coordinating bid prices, and manipulating the bidding process directly or indirectly. CCI issued a cease-and-desist order against the…

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Latest Updates on Antitrust - September, 2021 - Part IV

Latest Updates on Antitrust – September, 2021 – Part IV

This is a rundown of last week’s news updates on Antitrust: Google sues Competition Commission of India (CCI) over investigation leak Search engine giant Google has filed a writ petition against the CCI, the competition watchdog, over reports that a confidential report of the CCI’s investigation over Google’s practices in the Android smartphone sector was divulged to news outlets. The writ petition seeks a direction that the CCI act to prevent any further unlawful disclosures, submitting that Google itself had not…

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Latest Updates in Antitrust - September, 2021 - Part III

Latest Updates on Antitrust – September, 2021 – Part III

This is a rundown of last week’s news updates on Antitrust: BASF obtains favourable verdict for patent-licensing antitrust claims Chemical company BASF Corp has succeeded in their claims against rival chemical company Ingevity Corp for antitrust claims of tying a license to a patent to an obligation to buy the consequent product. The jury in this case had reached an award of $28 million, however, based on a provision of US federal antitrust law, the award is to be tripled to…

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Latest Updates on Antitrust - September, 2021 - Part 1

Latest Updates on Antitrust – September, 2021 – Part I

This is a rundown of last week’s news updates on Antitrust: Competition Commission of India to investigate Apple Inc. for in-app purchase system In a suit filed by a non-profit group, the competition regulator CCI will investigate tech giant Apple for allegations of abuse of its dominant position for imposing its proprietary in-app purchase system on developers, which involved a 30% commission levied for distribution of paid digital content and other restrictions. The information, which is a submission alleging anticompetitive behaviour,…

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