CCI approves Nestlé & PAI JV

CCI vide its order dated July 01,2016 has approved JV entered between Nestlé and PAI (through Riviera Topco) which would be jointly controlled by Nestlé and PAI (through Riviera Topco) and would be principally active in the production, distribution and sale of ice cream products in certain geographical areas and to a limited extent in…

Competition Appellate Tribunal (COMPAT) sets aside penalty imposed on India Trade Promotion Organization for abuse of dominance

COMPAT by its order dated 01 July 2016 has set aside the penalty imposed by the Competition Commission of India (CCI) on India Trade Promotion Organization (ITPO) for allegedly adopting a discriminatory time-gap policy for holding exhibition/fairs at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi and the alleged discrimination practiced in allotment of spaces to private organizers. ITPO…

COMPAT sets aside CCI order penalizing Jute Mills Association for alleged cartelization for packaging material for sugar, etc.

COMPAT by its order dated July 1, 2016 has over-ruled the order of CCI wherein the Indian Jute Mils Association (IJMA) and Gunny Trade Association (GTA) were penalized for alleged cartelization in pricing of jute bags. It was alleged that the jute manufacturers have acquired a monopoly position as a result of the circular of…

CCI: Mere collusion or coordination is not enough to hold the Parties in contravention of the provisions of the Competition Act

Competition Commission of India, by way of its order dated June 28, 2016 held that M/s Ruchi Soya Industries Ltd. ,M/s Betul Oils Ltdand M/s Ganganagar Commodity Ltd. were not in  contravention of the provisions of sections 3 and 4 of the Act as alleged by Shri Nirmal Kumar Manshani (Informant). The Informant stated that…

CCI to investigate Mahyco Monsanto for abuse of dominance in charging royalties for

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) by way of its order dated June 9, 2016 directed the Director General (‘DG’)   to investigate Mahyco Monsanto Biotech (I) Limited, Monsanto Holdings Private Ltd., Monsanto Inc., U.S.A. and Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Company Ltd. (collectively called as “Opposite parties”) pursuant to an information filed by Kaveri Seed Company ltd,…