India: Uber joins Jio Money wallet for payments

India’s largest digital wallet, Paytm, will face competition from Reliance Jio Infocomm for making payments on ride-hailing platform Uber, its largest merchant partner in the country. Uber and Reliance Jio announced the signing of a strategic partnership on Monday that would allow users of the San Francisco-based company’s services to pay for rides using Jio […]

Bathtub Conspiracies – An Indian Competition Law Perspective

Bathtub Conspiracies – An Indian Competition Law Perspective

By Ravisekhar Nair & Aakarsh Narula – The Competition Commission of India (“CCI”) has become one of India’s most active regulators. The wide-ranging commercial implications of competition law enforcement on domestic and international business groups present in India have made it imperative for them to insulate their legitimate commercial practices from conduct which may be […]

Network Neutrality in an Increasingly Diverse World

Network Neutrality in an Increasingly Diverse World

By Christopher S. Yoo – Over the course of the last year, regulatory interest in network neutrality has intensified. This analysis suggests the need to understand the trade offs inherent in any decision to standardize around any particular design and to appreciate that any such standardization can have hidden costs. Only by framing standardization as a […]

Indian Merger Control – One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

Indian Merger Control – One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

By Naval Satarawala Chopra & Aparna Mehra – This article addresses the trends and challenges of the merger control regime in India.The merger control regime in India has been in place for the last five years. When the regime was introduced, practitioners and academics feared that the approval process adopted by the Competition Commission of India would […]

Indian Competition Law: Awaiting Judgment

Indian Competition Law: Awaiting Judgment

By Nisha Kaur Uberoi – Recent orders of the COMPAT will certainly shape competition law jurisprudence in India and bring the CCI’s decision-making process at par with the justice delivery system in traditional courts of law. In order to impart a sense of faith and responsibility in the system, it is vital that CCI orders are […]

The Resurrection of Essential Facilities Doctrine and Its Applicability in India

The Resurrection of Essential Facilities Doctrine and Its Applicability in India

By Kalyani Singh The controversial essential facilities doctrine recently seems to have resurfaced amidst recent developments in competition law. Specifically, the doctrine has found itself right in the center of the hotly debated interface between competition law and intellectual property rights (“IPRs”). Indian competition law, while still in its teething stage, has been gaining significant […]

Private Damages and Class Action in India

Private Damages and Class Action in India

By Pranav Mehra and Ritam Arora Indian companies face enormous challenges to effectively apply and obtain restitution for damages from antitrust violations. In addition to the common problems that other jurisdictions share such as access to documents or quantification of the damage, institutional and jurisdictional controversies may jeopardize claimants’ efforts to obtain compensation.

The Rising Tide: Competition Law Enforcement in the Indian Pharmaceutical Sector

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Kalyani Singh, Nov 24, 2014 Given the sensitivity and direct impact on consumers, it is of little surprise that the pharmaceutical industry—if not an absolute—ranks as one of the most controversial and actively pursued sectors by antitrust authorities across the world. India is […]

APR-11(1)

In this issue: According to the latest speculation, India will have the world’s largest economy by 2050. Whether or not, there’s no question that global businesses need to thoroughly understand the corporate, political, and social environments of this important country. And India is just now tackling merger control. CPI editorial board member Danny Sokol has […]

FRAND Developments—An Indian Competition Law Perspective

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Arshad (Paku) Khan, Dhruv Rajain, Oct 14, 2015 The antitrust/competition law regime of India has gained considerable importance as a result of India’s opening up of its economy commencing in early 1990s, moving towards becoming a liberalized and globally competitive economy. Given the […]

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