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 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…

CCI PENALIZES BATTERY MANUFACTURERS’ ADMITTED CARTEL -DECIDES ITS SECOND LENIENCY CASE

CCI PENALIZES BATTERY MANUFACTURERS’ ADMITTED CARTEL -DECIDES ITS SECOND LENIENCY CASE     Competition Commission of India (CCI) by an order dated 19 April 2018, in its second decision on a leniency application, has awarded a 100 (One Hundred) per cent reduction in penalty to the leniency applicant, Panasonic Energy India Co. Ltd (“Panasonic”) in…

DELHI HIGH COURT REFUSES TO INTERFERE WITH CCI PRIMA FACIE ORDER POST INVESTIGATION

DELHI HIGH COURT REFUSES TO INTERFERE WITH CCI PRIMA FACIE ORDER POST INVESTIGATION   Delhi High Court vide a  recent judgement dated 09.03.2018 in a writ petition filed by Cadila Health Care has refused to interfere in a pending inquiry after the submission of the Director General’s (DG) investigation report .The High Court has provided clarity on…