Understanding the Walmart-Flipkart Deal

INTRODUCTORY NOTE

This blog series aims to throw light upon the rumours surrounding the Walmart-Flipkart merger by elucidating on the various aspects involved. The first part of the series provides basic information regarding both the parties and their business models and the restrictions on Multi-brand retail under FDI. The second part deals with the CCI’s evaluation of the deal, specifically, the validity of the said combination. The final part tries to examine the arguments presented by the opposing parties and tries to find if they have any merits while highlighting the effects of the deal.

POSTS IN THE SERIES

1. Understanding the Walmart-Flipkart Deal: Part I (Parties and their Business Models)

2. Understanding the Walmart-Flipkart Deal: Part II (CCI’s Evaluation of the Acquisition)

3. Understanding the Walmart-Flipkart Deal: Part III (Pondering Over the Arguments Against the Acquisition)

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Alok Kumar Chaurasia is currently a student at Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University., Lucknow. He serves as an editor of the RMLNLU Law Review and RMLNLU Law Journal of Communication, Media, Entertainment and Technology Law. He has a keen interest in Public International Law, Competition Law and Intellectual Property Rights Law.

Ahkam Khan is currently a student at Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow. He serves as an editor of RMLNLU Law Review and RMLNLU Law Journal of Communication, Media, Entertainment and Technology Law. His interests lie in Corporate and Commercial laws and regularly writes on Competition Law.