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…

COMPAT quashes CCI order dismissing allegations of cartelisation and abuse of dominance against International Air Transport Association (IATA) and IATA- India.

Competition Appellate Tribunal (COMPAT), New Delhi, in a landmark Order dated 15th November, 2016, while allowing the appeal filed by the Air Cargo Agents Association of India (ACAAI) has set aside the order of the Competition Commission of India (CCI) dismissing allegations of fixing rate of commission payable to cargo agents by airlines, limiting and…

COMPAT sets-aside penalty of INR 1,773 Crores penalty on Coal India Limited (CIL) by CCI

Competition Appellate Tribunal (COMPAT)  by its order dated May 17, 2016 has set aside CCI’s order dated April 15, 2014 wherein CCI had imposed penalty of Rs. ,773 Crores on  Coal India Limited for imposing unfair and discriminatory conditions in its fuel supply agreements with various customers. COMPAT considered whether the orders passed by CCI are…