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Data Sharing between WhatsApp and Facebook: The CCI Opens an Investigation Against the Social Juggernauts

By Parumita Pal and Hrishav Kumar*   Introduction The switch from traditional brick-and-mortar business models to rapidly a evolving digital mode of doing business has impacted...

WhatsApp’s 2021 Privacy Policy – Update from India

By G. R. Bhatia & Aaditya Ranbir Sahgal1 Competition regulators around the world have taken note of WhatsApp’s proposed 2021 Privacy Policy and Terms of...

The Year Gone By… Competition Law in the Time of a Pandemic – Some Reflections

By Ashok Kumar Gupta1   As we look back on the year 2020, it will always remind us of the challenges that we at the Competition...

Competition Law and the Digital Economy – Shaping a New Bangladesh

By Tasnuva Shelley1   There is international consensus that competition agencies should devote their efforts to enforcing prohibitions against cartels. Competition laws across the world differ...

A Paradigm Shift in the Antitrust Analysis of Common Ownership In India

By Saatvic1   Introduction While antitrust authorities have developed time tested methods to analyze the competitive effects of mergers, assessing acquisitions of minority stakes that create common...

Reshaping the Contours of Combination Threshold through the 2020 Draft Competition Amendment Bill – Meeting the Need with Digital Merger Control in India?

By Dhanendra Kumar & Anish Gupta1   I. Background The Competition Act, 2002 replaced the toothless Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices Act, 1969 (“MRTP”) in 2002, as...

Arbitration Over Competition – The Strange Case of Amazon, Reliance, and Future Retail

By Subhomoy Bhattacharjee1   Strangely while the battle between Reliance Industries (“RIL”) and Amazon India (“Amazon”) for market share in the business-to-business segment of the Indian...

Open Market Purchases – India Plans to Dilute Standstill Obligation

By Anisha Chand & Anmol Awasthi (Khaitan & Co)1   Introduction Consider that a company (say, A) is proposing to acquire 49 percent equity shares of another...

Growth, Girth, and the Last Mover Advantage

By E. Kumar Sharma1   India’s biggest company, Reliance Industries, has acquired a cash-strapped rival to gain a major chunk of the Indian bricks-and-mortar retail.2 The...

The Progressive Weakening of India’s Competition Law

By Vinod Dhall (Platinum Partners)*   When the Indian Competition Act was enacted in January 2003, few people really understood what it was all about. In...

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