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…

CCI imposes penalty of Rs. 1 Crore plus on GDA for abuse of dominant position

CCI imposes penalty of Rs. 1 Crore plus on Ghaziabad Development Authority for arbitrary increasing cost of EWS residential flats as abuse of its dominant position in Ghaziabad. The Competition Commission of India (CCI), acting on an information filed by an individual Satyendra Singh, vide its order dated 28.2.2018 has found Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA/ Opposite Party-OP)…

CCI exonerates 9 suppliers for bid-rigging in railway tenders

CCI has reiterated importance of evidence to prove bid-rigging : mere identical pricing , including those by related companies held not sufficient.  The Competition Commission of India (‘CCI’) vide its order dated 28.11.2017 has exonerated nine RDSO approved suppliers (“Opposite Parties”) , including four sister companies, of allegations of bid-rigging in supply of roof mounted ac package unit for AC coaches…

CCI directs Bollywood junior artists’ & Others’ trade unions and associations in India’s Film and TV industry to maintain fair competition : Issues cease and desist orders

  Competition Commission of India vide its recent order dated 31.10.2017 has penalized the various trade unions and associations of junior artists, cameramen, dancers, art directors etc. of the Bollywood Film Industry for limiting and restricting the supplies of the junior artist etc. to the film directors in terms and an memorandum of understanding. The…

CCI issues advisory to Pharma companies while imposing penalty on All Kerala Chemists & Druggists Association and its office bearers

The Competition Commission of India vide its recent order dated 31.10.2017, while imposing penalty on the All Kerala Chemists & Druggists Association and two of its district units in Thrissur and Kasargod and their office bearers for continuing with the forbidden practice of obtaining NOC by the Pharma companies before appointing new stockists, has for…

CCI dismisses allegations of abuse of dominance against NTPC -India’s largest energy conglomerate

Though the Order is not final and appealable, CCI in this prima facie order has recognized the sanctity of and has refused to intervene in the long term Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) entered into between prospective generators and their intended customers, normally DISCOMs, even though the PPA may contain some unfair and anti-competitive terms and…