In this article, the author analyses competition law concerns raised by the aforementioned merger. It will be argued that the merger will allow HDFC Bank to use its dominant position in one market to venture into or protect another relevant market, in contravention of S. 4(2)(e) of the Competition Act, 2002 (hereinafter, ‘the Act’). Continue reading HDFC BANK AND HDFC LTD MERGER: A COMPETITION LAW SCRUTINY
In this article, the author looks at the Proposed Amendments to the E-commerce Rules, 2020. The author argues that due to the ambiguous nature of the amended provisions and regulatory overlaps with the Competition Act, 2002, the amendments have the potential of harming both business and consumer interest. The author thus suggests that a clear definition of certain terms needs to be provided and the regulatory overlaps removed.
Continue reading Proposed Amendments to E-Commerce Rules, 2020: Lack of Clarity and Judicial Overlaps
In this second post of the series, the author analyses competition concerns persisting with the nature and operation of Big Tech companies which hinder the regulatory capacity of CCI in effectively responding to the issues identified in the first part. Further, the author highlights the overlapping jurisdiction of the CCI and sectoral regulators as a consequence of the continuingly expanding horizons of Big Tech’s influence on allied and ancillary sectors. Continue reading India’s Antitrust Problem With Big Tech—Part 2
In the first of this series, the author attempts to identify the dimensions of anti-competitive practices of Big Tech and the relevant domestic regulatory responses thereto. Continue reading India’s Antitrust Problem With Big Tech—Part 1
In this post, the author presents an incisive analytical note on CCI’s recent cease-and-desist order against Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) for entering into anti-competitive agreements with its dealers, resulting in Appreciable Adverse Effect on Competition in Indian markets.
Continue reading Competition Watchdog held Discount Control Policy Anti-Competitive in Nature