Key Antitrust Developments In 2020-21

The Competition Law Primer: An Analysis Of All Rulings By The Supreme Court

Setting The Scene It has been a little more than a decade since the Competition Act, 2002 (“Act”) was introduced in India which transformed the landscape of competition law in India. The Act replaced the erstwhile and rather ineffective regime under Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices Act, 1969 (“MRTP Act”). The regime under MRTP Act… Continue reading The Competition Law Primer: An Analysis Of All Rulings By The Supreme Court

Competition Law In The Digital World: Understanding Search Advertising

In our previous piece, we focused on the features of markets in the digital world. Particularly, we tried to explain how markets in the digital world show propensity for benefitting from very high returns to scale and network externalities which went hand-in-hand with the rise in provision of free services. In continuation of the trend… Continue reading Competition Law In The Digital World: Understanding Search Advertising

Competition Law In The Digital World: Understanding The Frontiers

Since the cusp of the millennium, our society has been witness to augmented technological innovations and advancements. Our ability to better procure and perceive the data surrounding us has allowed us to cross new horizons and get access to a better understanding of the world we live in. These developments have resulted in a reflection… Continue reading Competition Law In The Digital World: Understanding The Frontiers

Competition Commission Of India Exercises Its Interim Powers: Sets Its Enforcement Priority Of Ensuring Timely Intervention In Dynamic Markets

The Competition Commission of India exercised its seldom used powers under S. 33 of the Act granting interim relief to Treebo & FabHotels (“informant-applicants”) and directing MakeMyTrip (“MMT-Go”) to allow the informant-applicants to be listed on its online portals till further orders. Statistically, till date, the CCI has used such powers under Section 33 extremely… Continue reading Competition Commission Of India Exercises Its Interim Powers: Sets Its Enforcement Priority Of Ensuring Timely Intervention In Dynamic Markets

Google Play Store From A Competition Lens

In our quest to achieve a digitalized economy, we have grown increasingly dependent on digital platforms. The industry has shaped in such a manner that such dependence has resulted in the growth of only a handful of players. As the name itself suggests – these platforms act as intermediaries facilitating interaction between two sets of… Continue reading Google Play Store From A Competition Lens

Non-Price Parameters As Abuse Of Dominance: The WhatsApp Saga Continues

At a time when data is the new oil, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) has passed an order on March 24, 2021, in the suo-moto case of In Re: Updated Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for WhatsApp Users, directing an investigation into the data collection practices of the WhatsApp under its updated privacy… Continue reading Non-Price Parameters As Abuse Of Dominance: The WhatsApp Saga Continues

Nclat reaafirms the primacy of the resolution plan

In an appeal preferred by the Appellant in the case Regional Provident Commissioner Employees Provident Fund Organisation v Vandana Garg & Ors.,[1] the Corporate Debtor (CD), “GVR Infra Projects Limited” defaulted in payment of dues/damages/interest, including the employees share of contribution, since 2014, which were deducted from employees’ wages. The issue before the Tribunal was… Continue reading Nclat reaafirms the primacy of the resolution plan