MAHYCO MONSANTO BIOTECH (INDIA) PVT. LTD. & ANR. V. CCI- AN ANALYSIS

– NISHTHA OJHA[1] BACKGROUND In 2016, the Competition Commission [hereinafter “CCI”] of India by exercising its powers under Section 26(1) of the Competition Commission Act, 2002 [hereinafter the “Act”] established a prima facie case against Mahyco Monsanto Biotech (which is an equal joint venture between Mahyco and Monsanto Holdings Pvt Ltd.) and directed an investigation […]

IN RE: VIJAY GOPAL V. INOX LEISURE LTD. AND HINDUSTAN COCA-COLA BEVERAGES PRIVATE LIMITED

-Prachi Agrawal[1] INTRODUCTION Earlier in 2019, the Competition Commission of India [“CCI”] passed an order under Section 26(2) of the Competition Act, 2002 [“the Act”].[1] Under this provision, the CCI conducts a preliminary investigation of a matter and if a prima facie case does not exist, it closes the case without conducting any further investigation. […]

AMENDMENTS TO THE COMBINATION REGULATIONS

– Manav Gupta[1] The sixth set of amendments to the Competition Commission of India (Procedure in regard to the transaction of business relating to combinations) Regulations, 2011 (“Combination Regulations”) were notified by the Competition Commission of India (“CCI”) on 9th October, 2018.[2] This comes at a time when the CCI and competition law in the […]

THE OLA-UBER SAGA CONTINUES

– Jigyasa Patyal[1] and Kumar Shubham[2] In the chain of information provided by Meru (‘the Informant’) over the radio taxi giant Ola and Uber (‘the OPs’), the Competition Commission of India (‘CCI’) passed its judgement[3] in the matter where Meru brought both the giants in contention over their alleged anti- competitive practices in radio taxi […]

CCI’S APPLICATION OF THE LENIENCY REGULATIONS

– Rajat Sharma[1] and Kushagra Agarwal[2] I.     Introduction Section 46 of the Competition Act, 2002[3] [“Act”] along with the Competition Commission of India (Lesser Penalty) Regulations, 2009[4] [“Leniency Regulations”] lay down the statutory regime for grant of leniency and give the Competition Commission of India [“CCI”] the power to impose lesser penalties in cases […]

CCI ORDER SETTLES THE PROLONGED OLA CONTROVERSY: AN ANALYSIS

-Atyotma Gupta[1] I.     Introduction Two different Informations[2] were filed by taxi services providers- Fast Track Call Cab and Meru Travel Solutions (hereinafter “Informants”) under Section 19(1)(a) of the Competition Act, 2002 (hereinafter referred to as the “Act”) against the Opposite Party ANI Technologies (hereinafter “Ola”) alleging the abuse of dominant position. The Competition Commission […]