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Competition Appellate Tribunal (Term of the Selection Committee and the Manner of Selection of Panel of Names) Amendment Rules, 2014

Corporate Law - MINISTRY OF CORPORATE AFFAIRS NOTIFICATION New Delhi, the 15th October, 2014 G.S.R. 728(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (mb) of sub-section (2) of section 63 read with sub-section (2) of Section 53E of the Competition Act, 2002 (12 of 2003), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules to amend the Competiti...

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CCI Imposes Penalty on Dr. L.H.Hiranandani Hospital, Mumbai

Corporate Law - Competition Commission of India(CCI) has imposed a penalty of Rs.3.81 crore on Dr. L.H.Hiranandani Hospital, Mumbai for violation of Section 3 & 4 of the Competition Act. The informant Mr. Ramakant Kini had approached CCI alleging that the hospital had abused...

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FAQs on Competition Commission of India (CCI)

Corporate Law - What is competition in the market? • In common parlance, competition in the market means sellers striving independently for buyers’ patronage to maximize profit (or other business objectives). • A buyer prefers to buy a product at a price that maximizes his benefits whereas the seller prefers to sell the product at a price that maxi...

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Competition Law- Brief study of Combination provisions effective 1 June, 2011

Corporate Law - The Competition Act, 2002 was enacted to regulate (a) anti-competitive agreements, (b) abuse of dominance, and (c) Combinations. The provisions relating to regulation of combinations (for instance mergers, acquisitions, amalgamations, takeovers etc.) had been in abeyance for some time. These have now been notified Vide Notification No. S....

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Salient features of Combination Regulation, 2011 issued by Competition Commission of India

Corporate Law - Competition Commission of India (CCI) has on 11 May 2011 issued the Competition Commission of India (Procedure in regard to the transaction of business relating to combinations) Regulations, 2011 (Combination Regulations) which deals with merger and acquisitions in India. The Combination Regulations shall come into force on 1 June 2011. C...

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Threshold exemption limits to all forms of combinations & methodology to calculate relevant assets and turnover

Corporate Law - Ministry of Corporate Affairs issues fresh notifications wherein, the Central Government intends to provide clarity on the applicability of the threshold exemption limits to all forms of combinations; Clarity on the methodology to be adopted for calculating the relevant assets and turnover of the target when only a portion or segment or b...

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CCI imposes penalty on bidders for cartelisation in tenders of Indian Railways

Corporate Law - The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has imposed penalties on three firms for bid rigging of tenders floated by Indian Railways for procurement of Brushless DC fans in the year 2013....

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CCI imposes penalties on 7 cement companies for bid-rigging

Corporate Law - CCI’ has imposed penalties on 7 cement companies for bid rigging of a tender floated by the Director, Supplies & Disposals, Haryana, in the year 2012, for procurement of cement to be supplied to Government Departments/ Boards/ Corporations in the State of Haryana. ...

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Reliance JIO – 4 cases with CCI – Monopoly by Cellular Service Providers

Corporate Law - The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has registered four cases against cellular service providers alleging violation of Section 3 and 4 of the Competition Act, 2002 as follows: -...

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CCI Hyundai, Reva and Premier to be in Contravention of Competition Law

Corporate Law - Competition Commission of India Finds Hyundai, Reva and Premier to be in Contravention of the Competition Law The Competition Commission of India (‘the Commission’), in its order dated 27.7.15 has found 3 Car Companies, namely, Hyundai Motor India Ltd. (Hyundai), Mahindra Reva Electric Car Company (P) Ltd. (Reva) and Premier Ltd. (Pre...

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CCI finds coal and sand transportation companies contravening Competition Law

Western Coalfields Limited Vs. SSV Coal Carriers Private Limited & others (Competition Commission of India) - Competition Commission of India finds conduct and practice of coal and sand transportation companies to be in contravention of the Competition Law; The parties have been directed to cease and desist from indulging in anti-competitive conduct; A total penalty of Rs. 11,81,71,260 imposed on the ten pa...

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No predatory pricing by WhatsApp by not charging any subscription fee

Shri Vinod Kumar Gupta, Chartered Accountant Vs. WhatsApp Inc. (Competition Commission of India) - The Informant is stated to be a Chartered Accountant and has filed the present information on behalf of Fight for Transparency Society. As per the information, OP is a provider of consumer communication services via a mobile app called ‘WhatsApp’ which is a proprietary, cross-platform,, encrypte...

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CCI imposes penalty for anti-competitive conduct on Hyundai Motor

Fx Enterprise Solutions India Pvt. Ltd. Vs. Hyundai Motor India Limited (Competition Commission of India) - CCI issues order against Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) for anti-competitive conduct, imposes penalty of Rs. 87 crore for the anti-competitive conduct....

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Free Services by Reliance Jio is not Anti-Competitive: CCI

Bharti Airtel Limited Vs. Reliance Industries Limited & Other (Competition Commission of India) - Commission notes that providing free services cannot by itself raise competition concerns unless the same is offered by a dominant enterprise and shown to be tainted with an anti-competitive objective of excluding competition/ competitors, which does not seem to be the case in the instant matter as ...

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CCI should Impose penalty on relevant turnover not on whole Turnover: SC

Excel Crop Care Limited Vs CCI (Supreme Court of India) - In fact, some justifications have already appeared in this behalf while discussing the matter on the application of doctrine of proportionality. What needs to be repeated is only that the purpose and objective behind the Act is to discourage and stop anti-competitive practice....

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Govt. notifies amended regulation related to lesser penalty under CCI

Notification No. L-3(4)/Reg-L.P./2017-18/CCI - (08/08/2017) - Grant of lesser penalty.—Subject to the conditions laid down in regulation 3, the applicant and individual mentioned in sub-regulation (1A) of regulation 3 shall be granted benefit of lesser penalty than leviable under clause (b) of section 27 and section 48 of the Act, as the Commission may decid...

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Vessel sharing agreements on liner shipping outside CCI purview for 1 Year

Notification No. S.O. 1933(E). - (16/06/2017) - Central Government, in public interest, hereby exempts the Vessels Sharing Agreements of Liner Shipping Industry from the provisions of section 3 of the said Act, for a period of one year with effect from the 20th June, 2017...

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Reg. notification specifying Increase in thresholds of De Minimis Exemption

Notification No. S.O. 989(E) - (27/03/2017) - S.O. 989(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (a) of section 54 of the Competition Act, 2002 (12 of 2003), the Central Government, in public interest, hereby rescinds the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, S.O. 674(E), dated the 4th March, 20...

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Notification on Exemption under section 5 of Competition Act, 2012

Notification No. S.O. 988(E) - (27/03/2017) - Where a portion of an enterprise or division or business is being acquired, taken control of, merged or amalgamated with another enterprise, the value of assets of the said portion or division or business and or attributable to it, shall be the relevant assets and turnover to be taken into account f...

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CCI exempts Group exercising less than 50% of voting rights

S.O. 673(E) - (04/03/2016) - Central Government, in public interest, hereby exempts the ‘Group’ exercising less than fifty per cent. of voting rights in other enterprise from the provisions of section 5 of the said Act for a period of five years with effect from the date of publication of this notification in the official g...

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CCI finds coal and sand transportation companies contravening Competition Law

Western Coalfields Limited Vs. SSV Coal Carriers Private Limited & others (Competition Commission of India)

Competition Commission of India finds conduct and practice of coal and sand transportation companies to be in contravention of the Competition Law; The parties have been directed to cease and desist from indulging in anti-competitive conduct; A total penalty of Rs. 11,81,71,260 imposed on the ten parties; Penalty also imposed on the eight...

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Govt. notifies amended regulation related to lesser penalty under CCI

Notification No. L-3(4)/Reg-L.P./2017-18/CCI (08/08/2017)

Grant of lesser penalty.—Subject to the conditions laid down in regulation 3, the applicant and individual mentioned in sub-regulation (1A) of regulation 3 shall be granted benefit of lesser penalty than leviable under clause (b) of section 27 and section 48 of the Act, as the Commission may decide, in the following manner, namely;—...

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Vessel sharing agreements on liner shipping outside CCI purview for 1 Year

Notification No. S.O. 1933(E). (16/06/2017)

Central Government, in public interest, hereby exempts the Vessels Sharing Agreements of Liner Shipping Industry from the provisions of section 3 of the said Act, for a period of one year with effect from the 20th June, 2017...

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No predatory pricing by WhatsApp by not charging any subscription fee

Shri Vinod Kumar Gupta, Chartered Accountant Vs. WhatsApp Inc. (Competition Commission of India)

The Informant is stated to be a Chartered Accountant and has filed the present information on behalf of Fight for Transparency Society. As per the information, OP is a provider of consumer communication services via a mobile app called ‘WhatsApp’ which is a proprietary, cross-platform,, encrypted instant messaging services for smartph...

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CCI imposes penalty for anti-competitive conduct on Hyundai Motor

Fx Enterprise Solutions India Pvt. Ltd. Vs. Hyundai Motor India Limited (Competition Commission of India)

CCI issues order against Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) for anti-competitive conduct, imposes penalty of Rs. 87 crore for the anti-competitive conduct....

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Free Services by Reliance Jio is not Anti-Competitive: CCI

Bharti Airtel Limited Vs. Reliance Industries Limited & Other (Competition Commission of India)

Commission notes that providing free services cannot by itself raise competition concerns unless the same is offered by a dominant enterprise and shown to be tainted with an anti-competitive objective of excluding competition/ competitors, which does not seem to be the case in the instant matter as the relevant market is characterised by ...

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CCI should Impose penalty on relevant turnover not on whole Turnover: SC

Excel Crop Care Limited Vs CCI (Supreme Court of India)

In fact, some justifications have already appeared in this behalf while discussing the matter on the application of doctrine of proportionality. What needs to be repeated is only that the purpose and objective behind the Act is to discourage and stop anti-competitive practice....

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Bank to pay compensation for not informing about Rejection of loan to applicant

Bank of Baroda Vs Mr. Jayprakash R. Kushwaha (State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, Mumbai)

It appears that the Ld. Advocate appearing for the Appellant has mainly contested the appeal on the ground that under such circumstances Opposite Party Nos. 1 and 2 are not required to pay compensation of Rs.1,00,000/- to the complainant. However, we are of the opinion that contention of the Opposite Party Nos. 1 and 2 in this respect can...

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Threshold exemption limits to all forms of combinations & methodology to calculate relevant assets and turnover

Ministry of Corporate Affairs issues fresh notifications wherein, the Central Government intends to provide clarity on the applicability of the threshold exemption limits to all forms of combinations; Clarity on the methodology to be adopted for calculating the relevant assets and turnover of the target when only a portion or segment or b...

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Reg. notification specifying Increase in thresholds of De Minimis Exemption

Notification No. S.O. 989(E) (27/03/2017)

S.O. 989(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (a) of section 54 of the Competition Act, 2002 (12 of 2003), the Central Government, in public interest, hereby rescinds the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, S.O. 674(E), dated the 4th March, 2016...

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