ALLEGED ABUSE OF DOMINANT POSITION BY COAL INDIA LIMITED- AN ANALYSIS OF THE VARIOUS ORDERS

Dhruv Chadha[1] Introduction Coal India Limited, along with its various subsidiaries, has faced a number of proceedings in the Competition Commission of India (‘CCI’), as a result of alleged abuse of dominant position. These proceedings have been under various batches of informations. This article will attempt to summarise these proceeding and analyse the reasoning used […]

SETTLING THE ‘TURNOVER’ FOR PENALTY IMPOSITION – A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION

– Gajendra Bhansali[1] Nearly a couple of months after the ruling in Coordination Committee,[2] the Supreme Court (“SC”) in a landmark judgement,[3] has clarified a crucial issue in competition enforcement by shedding light on the quantum of penalty that can be imposed by the Competition Commission of India (“CCI”) for an anti-competitive agreement, upholding the […]

ARBITRATION OF COMPETITION LAW DISPUTES IN INDIA

-Shivam Garg* Introduction The position of arbitrability of competition matter is still unclear in India, unlike USA where in Mitsubishi Motors Corp v. Soler Chrysler Plymouth[1] and in EU[2]  in case of Eco Swiss China Time Ltd. v. Benetton Int’l N.V[3] where the courts have held that antitrust issues can be submitted to arbitration in […]

CHANGE IN SCOPE OF DE MINIMIS EXCEPTION AND FILING NORMS FOR MERGERS AND AMALGAMATION

-Shivam Garg* Introduction The honorable CCI has been conferred power to regulate combinations. The power is also extra territorial in nature.[1] The Ministry of Corporate Affair released a notification[2] dated 4th March, 2016[3], which was recently rescinded by another Notification[4] dated 27th March, 2017. The notification has changed the method of calculation of assets and […]

CHANGING TIMES OF TELECOM INDUSTRY: THE RISE OF RELIANCE JIO

-Anushka Kadiresan[1] & Sakshi Malhotra[2] The Indian Telecom sector has witnessed tremendous change after the entry of Reliance Jio (RJio) in the market. On September 1, 2016, Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) chairman and managing director Mr. Mukesh Ambani announced that Reliance Jio (RJio) customers will never be charged for mobile telephony and they will have […]