In this post the authors discuss the recent investigation by the European Commission in the matter of Spotify v. Apple, which has resurfaced the issue of the dominance established by the few Big Technologies. Efforts made by the competition regulators in European Union, the United States, United Kingdom and India to reduce this Big Tech dominance have so far been abortive. This article delves into the unsolved ambiguities in this area in the backdrop of the Spotify v. Apple case. Continue reading Time To Play Fair Vis-a-Vis Spotify vs Apple
The COVID-19 pandemic has reduced the ability of the leaseholders to utilise the leased property in an effective and profitable manner. However, the Indian courts have failed to grant any relief due to the archaic nature of doctrines of frustration, force majeure under the Transfer of Property Act, 1882 (‘TPA’). In this blog series the author critiques the nature and the inflexible approach of these doctrines under the TPA. The second post does a comparative analysis of the civil law jurisdictions and suggests the incorporation of a similar approach in order to better balance the interests of the lessor and the lessee in such circumstances. Continue reading Reconceptualising Frustration and Force Majeure under tenancy in India post COVID-19: Lessons from Civil Law Jurisdictions (Part 2)
In this post, the author subjects to scrutiny the way in which the Indian legal system is dealing with the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and using it as a focal point, explores the concepts of the impossibility to perform a contract as opposed to the non-performance of a contract based on contingent events. Further, an analysis into whether or not the pandemic should get classified as a Force Majeure under Indian law is also provided while also drawing parallels with China, the epicenter of the crisis. Continue reading Disruption of Supply Chains due to COVID-19 – Can a Virus Give You an Excuse for the Delayed Performance of a Contract?