Kenya: Competition watchdog investigates Uber for predatory tactics

Kenya: Competition watchdog investigates Uber for predatory tactics

The Competition Authority of Kenya has begun investigations on whether the move by taxi hailing firm Uber to lower prices breached competition laws. Of concern to the regulator is the fact that Uber may have employed predatory tactics in its quest to lure customers to its service and look out competition. CAK Director General Wang’ombe […]

India: Uber denies charges of abuse of dominant position

India: Uber denies charges of abuse of dominant position

On Wednesday Uber told the Supreme Court that a probe into allegations of abuse of its dominant market position cannot be ordered in the absence of a prima facie finding supporting the charge. Meru accused Uber of driving competitors and small taxi operators out of business by resorting to predatory pricing. The Competition Commission of […]

US: Uber targeted by 14 more Boston cab companies

US: Uber targeted by 14 more Boston cab companies

Uber faces new foes, this time in Boston. Fourteen Boston area cab companies have filed a complaint against the ride share platform. The complains allege that Uber violates state laws and city ordinances. It also claims that it deceives costumers about the safety of its vehicles and drives. “Uber’s business plan and activity illegally undermine […]

India: Uber refutes allegation of predatory pricing in Supreme Court

India: Uber refutes allegation of predatory pricing in Supreme Court

Multinational cab aggregator Uber refuted the allegations levelled by its Indian rival Meru for resorting to unfair trade practices including predatory pricing and pleaded the Supreme Court on Wednesday to quash Competition Appellate Tribunal (Compat) order directing a probe against it. Appearing before a bench of Justices Dipak Misra, A M Khanwilkar and M M […]

India: SC to hear Uber’s plea against allegations of predatory pricing

India: SC to hear Uber’s plea against allegations of predatory pricing

The Supreme Court fixed March 1 for hearing a plea filed by Uber challenging an appellate tribunal’s order directing the CCI’s Director General to probe allegations of predatory pricing alleged by Meru Cabs. The hearing date was fixed by a bench comprising Justices Dipak Misra, R Banumathi and Mohan M Shantanagoudar after both parties told […]

Argentina: Judge orders Uber blocked

Argentina: Judge orders Uber blocked

A Buenos Aires judge on Monday denied a prosecutor’s request to jail local executives of ride-hailing company Uber Technologies, though the court did order the company’s platforms to be shut down, raising the prospect of a prolonged legal conflict. n April, a Buenos Aires court said Uber, which has been criticized for failing to register […]

India: Supreme Court orders status quo on Uber probe

India: Supreme Court orders status quo on Uber probe

The Supreme Court last week ordered status quo on the Competition Commission of India (CCI) probe against Uber for predatory pricing allegations by Meru Cabs. A bench of Justices Dipak Misra and D Y Chandrachud also sought responses from CCI and Meru Cabs on the matter. Uber has challenged the order of the appellate tribunal […]

OTT are Ubers and ECS are Taxis. Or Not?

OTT are Ubers and ECS are Taxis. Or Not?

By Raymundo Enriquez & Gerardo Calderon – In this article, the authors discuss the views of actors from the established Electronic Communication Services, who support regulating services, and views from new Over-The-Top services providers, who argue against being subject to such regulations. The article also focuses on the disruptive effect that OTT services have on the […]

New business models and competition enforcement: must we ride the tide of change?

Bruno Lasserre, March 20, 2016 New business models seem all-pervasive today, with the result that older forms of trade feel under constant threat. There is undoubtedly a surge in more intangible forms of innovation that rely on new ways of selling existing goods or services. Recent examples of exponential growth in revenues and market capitalization […]

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