Delhi High Court clears procedural and jurisdictional issues in antitrust inquiry by CCI- Rejects Cadila’s petition

Delhi High Court clears procedural and jurisdictional issues in antitrust inquiry by CCI- Rejects Cadila’s petition             The Division Bench of the High Court of Delhi comprising of Justice S. Ravindra Bhatt and Justice A K Chawla, vide its landmark judgment dated 12 September 2018 has cleared some important procedural…

CCI introduces the concept of relevant period in market definition-DLF no longer found to be in dominant position in Gurgaon

CCI introduces the concept of relevant period in market definition-DLF no longer found to be in dominant position in Gurgaon   The Competition Commission of India vide two separate orders dated 31.08.2018 in Case no. 73/2014 and Case no. 84/2014 issued under Section 26(6) of the Competition Act,2002, has dismissed the allegations of abuse of…

CCI penalizes Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce for restricting releases of dubbed movies in Karnataka.

CCI penalizes Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce (KFCC), Film Star Jagesh and Mr. Sa. Ra. Govindu (President of KFCC) for restricting releases of dubbed movies in Karnataka.   The Competition Commission of India ( CCI/Commission)  vide order dated 30.08.2018 imposed penalty of  Rs. 9,72 ,943/- on Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce (KFFC) for acting in…

CCI imposes penalty on Geep Industries for being a member of bilateral “ancillary” cartel

CCI imposes penalty on Geep Industries for being a member of bilateral “ancillary” cartel The Competition Commission of India vide order dated 30/08/18 imposed a penalty of Rs.9,64 06,682 on Geep Industries (India) Private limited for acting in violation of Section 3(3) read with Section 3(1) of the Competition Act, 2002. The case was initiated…

CCI imposes penalties on the Chemists’ Associations in State of Gujarat and three pharma companies for indulging in practice of “No Objection Certificate” before appointment of stockists

CCI imposes penalties on the Chemists’ Associations in State of Gujarat and three pharma companies for indulging in practice of “No Objection Certificate” before appointment of stockists The Competition Commission of India (“CCI”) by way of an order dated 12 July 2018 has imposed penalty on the Federation of Gujarat State Chemists and Druggists Association,…

CCI imposes penalty on broadcasting service providers for bid-rigging in tenders floated by Sports Broadcasters-decides its fourth leniency case

CCI decides its fourth leniency,  imposes penalty on broadcasting service providers for bid-rigging in tenders floated by Sports Broadcasters- By way of an order dated 11 July 2018, the Competition Commission of India (CCI)  imposed a penalty of INR 22.36 Crore on Essel Shyam Communication (Essel Syam) for bid-rigging in tenders floated by sports broadcasters,…

CCI closes allegation of cartel against 37 suppliers of signaling cables to Indian Railways

CCI closes allegation of cartel against 37 suppliers of signaling cables to Indian Railways The Competition Commission of India (CCI/Commission ) by way of an order dated 12 July 2018 rejected the findings of  the Director General (DG) and closed the case against 37 signaling cable manufactures in relation to allegations of bid-rigging in eight…

CCI imposes penalty on South Asia LPG Company Ltd for abuse of dominant position- a classic case of denial of essential facility

CCI imposes penalty on South Asia LPG Company Ltd for abuse of dominant position- a classic case of denial of essential facility The Competition Commission of India (CCI) by an order dated 11 July 2018, has  imposed penalty of INR 19.2 Crore on South Asia LPG Company Ltd (‘SALPG’) , a joint venture between TOTAL…

Competition clearance in Insolvency Resolution Process in India – Do the acquirers have a choice?

Competition Commission clearance in Insolvency Resolution Process in India – Do the acquirers have a choice? The enactment of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (IBC) in India has resulted in large corporate entities queuing up to acquire distressed companies and their assets, put on block following initiation of IBC proceedings. Acquisition of a corporate…