CCI rejects predatory pricing allegations against OLA yet again

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) vide its order dated 19.07.2017 has dismissed allegations  of predatory pricing against OLA  (ANI Technologies) made by two Bangalore based radio taxi service providers,  Fast Track (Fast Track Call Cab Ltd.) and Meru (Meru Cab Company Pvt. Ltd) (‘Informants’). The Informants had alleged in 2015 that OLA had abused…

CCI Penalizes Hyundai Motors for RPM and Tie-in arrangement

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has passed its first Order dated 14.6.2017 against the anti-competition practice of Resale Price Maintenance (RPM) by Hyundai Motors India Ltd. (HMIL/Hyundai). CCI has imposed the penalty of Rs. 87 Crores on Hyundai. The penalty also covers the violation of “tie-in” arrangements between Hyundai and its dealers for recommending engine…

PWO SCAM IN MAKING? ARE PUBLIC WORKS ORGANISATIONS IMMUNE FROM COMPETITION LAW?

  Sometime in July 2016, I happened to speak in a conference on Public Procurement organized by the ASSOCHAM, on competition issues in public procurement. In the Q&A session, instances of repeated violation of basic competition principles such as award of contract on competitive bidding to many PSUs by the Central Government were highlighted. After…

Competition Commission of India (CCI) finds Karnataka Chemist and Druggists Association (KCDA) in violation of Section 3(3) of the Act

CCI by its order dated March 02, 2017 has found that KCDA is violating Section 3(3) of the Act by denying supply of orders to stockists till No-Objection Certificate from KCDA is obtained. Being prima-facie satisfied by the information filed, the CCI ordered investigation into the matter. It was revealed during the investigation that the…

CCI closes case against Real Image Media Technologies, Shree Venkatesh Films, UFO movies and Arti Cinemas Pvt. Ltd. for alleged anti-competitive practices and abuse of dominance

CCI by its order dated December 06, 2016 has closed the case against Real Image Media Technologies Mumbai, (OP-1)  Shree Venkatesh Films Pvt. Ltd., Kolkata (OP-2), UFO moviez India Ltd. , Mumbai  (OP-3) and Arti Cinemas Pvt. Ltd., Kolkata (OP-4) for alleged anti-competitive practices and abuse of dominance in the market for sale and distribution…

COMPAT sets aside penalty imposed by CCI on All India Organization of Chemists and Druggists for cartelization

Competition Appellate Tribunal (COMPAT) by its order dated December 9, 2016 has set aside the orders dated 19.2.2013, 09.12.2013 passed by the Competition Commission of India (CCI) and allowed the 3 appeals filed by All India Organization of Chemists and Druggists (AIOCD) quashing the penalties imposed by CCI on AIOCD and its office bearers for…