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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...

Cartels & the Politics of Competition Law Enforcement in Pakistan

By Amber Darr (Coventry University)1   When Pakistan promulgated the Competition Ordinance in October 2007, it became the second South Asian country to adopt a competition...

What next for Monsanto? Exploring a Competition Theory for IP and Big Data in Biotechnology

By Swarnim Shrivastava (Global Antitrust Institute)1   Monsanto’s battle over licensing its technology to India’s seed manufacturers resurfaced recently when the Delhi High Court held that...

COVID Advisories from the Competition Commission of India

By Dr. Geeta Gouri ((Former) Commissioner, Competition Commission of India)1   Unusual times require unusual measures. The lockdown of the entire country by the Government of...

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