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Removal of Standstill Obligations for Open Market Transactions Under the 2023 Competition Amendment Act
 |  Feb 6, 2024

By Ratnadeep Roychowdhury, Khyati Dalal, Parina Muchhala1   I. Introduction The Competition (Amendment) Bill, 2023 received presidential assent on April 11, 2023 to become the Competition (Amendment) Act, 2023 (“Amendment…

Open Network for Digital Commerce: The Multiverse of Platforms
 |  Dec 13, 2023

By Tanaya Sethi1 & Raagini Agarwal2   The Open Network for Digital Commerce (“ONDC”) was launched in India in 2022. A network which started with pilot projects in a few…

Settlement and Commitments in India: Tools for Effective and Timely Enforcement?
 |  Aug 20, 2023

By Sonam Mathur, Shubhang Joshi & Riya Shah1   In April 2023, the Indian Parliament passed the Competition Amendment Act, 2023 (“Amendment Act”), to amend the Competition Act, 2002 (“Competition…

A Competition Law for Shaping the Future of the Indian Economy: Competition Commission of India 2.0
 |  May 14, 2023

By Dr. Sangeeta Verma1   It may seem obvious and trite that fair and competitive markets are essential for economic growth. Competition is recognized as a catalyst for development and…

Section 48A of the Amended Competition Act – A “Settlement” on Quicksand?
 |  Apr 4, 2023

By Anisha Chand & Tanveer Verma1   On March 29, 2023, the Lower House of the Indian Parliament passed significant amendments to the Competition Act, 2002 (“Competition Act”), the chief…

Trends in Gun-Jumping: CCI on a Gun-Jumping Spree
 |  Mar 2, 2023

By Anisha Chand & Siddharth Bagul1   With the expansion of the Indian economy, and as corporate transactions come back to pre-Covid levels, the Indian competition authority (Competition Commission of…

Indian Parliament Pushes for Ex Ante Rules on Digital Competition
 |  Feb 23, 2023

By Geeta Gouri & Swarnim Shrivastava1   With new tech antitrust bills being tabled in the United States and legislations to regulate digital markets coming in effect in Europe, the…

The Crossroads of ESG Collaboration and Competition Law
 |  Jan 30, 2023

By Gaurav Desai, Shruti Bhat & Apurva Badoni1   I. Background Responsible investment is reshaping business models across the world and Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) performance and agendas of…

Abuse of Superior Bargaining Position in Digital Markets: A Way forward for India
 |  Oct 24, 2022

By Priyanshi1   The digital economy has transformed the way economic activities were conducted and its distinctive features have prompted major legislative and regulatory initiatives throughout the globe. The growth…

Indian Platform Markets, Data, and Privacy
 |  May 16, 2022

By Dr. Geeta Gouri1   The attractiveness of Indian data and privacy platforms with nationalist overtones in the context of a global backlash against foreign platforms has been articulated in…

Competition Policy and Start-Ups in India
 |  Mar 24, 2022

Technology has spurred innovation in the market. In India, the number of start-ups has rallied up significantly. They are playing a pivotal role to challenge the status-quo of market. To…

India’s Fair Market Regulator Needs to Define What is the Market Sin it has Penalized Amazon For
 |  Feb 2, 2022

By Subhomoy Bhattacharjee1   When France and Germany went to war in 1870, a London newspaper pithily remarked “The Liberal Empire goes to war on a mere point of etiquette.”…

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