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  • CCI dismisses 'abuse of dominance' complaint against Swiggy Jun 23, 2020 02:21 PM IST

    CCI dismisses 'abuse of dominance' complaint against Swiggy

    It was also alleged that Swiggy typically charges a commission on the total order bill amount, inclusive of GST, from partner restaurants.

  • Exclusive I Competition regulator launches probe into Zomato-Uber Eats deal May 22, 2020 02:15 PM IST

    Exclusive I Competition regulator launches probe into Zomato-Uber Eats deal

    CCI examining if Zomato’s acquisition of Uber Eats India is anti-competitive and whether the two companies should have notified it about the transaction. Probe could impact similar deals between leading players.

  • Do new-age markets call for new merger thresholds? The India story May 05, 2020 10:44 AM IST

    Do new-age markets call for new merger thresholds? The India story

    Soaring high-value M&A deals in the digital space that skip antitrust merger review have spurred a global debate on how fitting merger control thresholds really are

  • CCI eases rules on competitor collaborations to deal with COVID-19 crisis Apr 21, 2020 02:10 PM IST

    CCI eases rules on competitor collaborations to deal with COVID-19 crisis

    CCI has, however, warned all businesses looking to make collaborative arrangements to not exploit the crisis situation for violating any provisions of the Competition Act.

  • Coronavirus pandemic| CCI recognises need for collaboration in businesses to sort supply chain disruptions Apr 20, 2020 08:58 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic| CCI recognises need for collaboration in businesses to sort supply chain disruptions

    The CCI’s advisory is similar to the framework issued by other competition authorities across the world, including the UK Competition & Markets Authority, the US Federal Trade Commission, the European Commission

  • Policy | Will the proposed changes to the competition law weaken it? Mar 27, 2020 04:32 PM IST

    Policy | Will the proposed changes to the competition law weaken it?

    When the world is waking up to the reality of ‘competition sans borders’, will the new changes leave our watchdog with too tight a leash?

  • Competition Act must play fair Mar 13, 2020 10:19 AM IST

    Competition Act must play fair

    The amendment bill should ensure that CCI’s independence stays intact and there’s no arbitrariness in decision-making

  • NCLAT sets aside CAIT plea against CCI nod to Flipkart's acquisition by Walmart Mar 12, 2020 01:15 PM IST

    NCLAT sets aside CAIT plea against CCI nod to Flipkart's acquisition by Walmart

    A two-member bench of the appellate tribunal headed by Justice S J Mukhopadhaya said CAIT failed to establish its allegations against CCI granting approval for Walmart-Flipkart deal.

  • E-commerce | CCI probe on Flipkart and the case for tapering discounts Mar 11, 2020 09:14 AM IST

    E-commerce | CCI probe on Flipkart and the case for tapering discounts

    Guilty or not, e-commerce firms should put a stop to burning investors’ money for deep discounts

  • NCLAT asks CCI to probe Flipkart over allegations of unfair trade practices Mar 04, 2020 11:35 AM IST

    NCLAT asks CCI to probe Flipkart over allegations of unfair trade practices

    CCI director general will probe the charges, a three-member bench of the NCLAT has said.

  • CCI approves acquisition of WABCO Holdings by ZF Friedrichshafen AG Feb 17, 2020 03:59 PM IST

    CCI approves acquisition of WABCO Holdings by ZF Friedrichshafen AG

    WABCO India Ltd in a regulatory filing in March 2019 said that WABCO Holdings Inc has entered into a definitive merger agreement with ZF Friedrichshafen AG.

  • India court stalls e-commerce antitrust probe following Amazon challenge: Lawyers Feb 14, 2020 02:50 PM IST

    India court stalls e-commerce antitrust probe following Amazon challenge: Lawyers

    The Competition Commission of India (CCI) last month ordered a probe into Amazon and rival Walmart's Flipkart over alleged violations of competition law and certain discounting practices.

  • CCI finds no abuse of dominant position by Indian Railways, IRCTC Feb 04, 2020 02:55 PM IST

    CCI finds no abuse of dominant position by Indian Railways, IRCTC

    The order came after the regulator in November 2018, ordered a detailed probe into the allegations of abuse of dominant market position against Ministry of Railways and IRCTC for charging higher price than actual base fare on the sale of e-tickets.

  • Lack of transparency on discounts on online platforms affecting competition: Report Jan 08, 2020 08:01 PM IST

    Lack of transparency on discounts on online platforms affecting competition: Report

    The report noted that the discount offered on the platforms is such that the service providers are not able to profitably match the same in the other modes of booking

  • Competition watchdog needs to stay fit and nimble Nov 29, 2019 11:16 AM IST

    Competition watchdog needs to stay fit and nimble

    The recommendations of a review panel must be implemented quickly for ensuring competitive markets

  • CCI looks to address competition issues involving sports federations Oct 28, 2019 03:11 PM IST

    CCI looks to address competition issues involving sports federations

    Competition Commission of India (CCI) Chairman Ashok Kumar Gupta said that of late, the regulator has come across numerous matters relating to the sports sector involving competition concerns.

  • CCI turns proactive to ensure market correction in timely manner: Chief Ashok Kumar Gupta Oct 20, 2019 12:40 PM IST

    CCI turns proactive to ensure market correction in timely manner: Chief Ashok Kumar Gupta

    The watchdog, which keeps a tab on anti-competitive practices at market place, has so far dealt with more than 1,000 antitrust cases across diverse sectors.

  • E-commerce | Scrutiny or not, it is time India’s e-commerce companies check deep discounting Oct 17, 2019 05:31 PM IST

    E-commerce | Scrutiny or not, it is time India’s e-commerce companies check deep discounting

    If online commerce companies keep on burning investors’ cash, a flop-show similar to WeWork may be from India’s e-commerce sector.

  • CCI to conduct study on telecom sector amid changing market dynamics Oct 13, 2019 01:33 PM IST

    CCI to conduct study on telecom sector amid changing market dynamics

    From time to time, the watchdog commissions studies through independent agencies to gather qualitative as well as quantitative information and insights from market participants and assess the state of competition in a given sector.

  • Policy | CCI’s green channel is not so ‘green’ after all Oct 09, 2019 11:08 AM IST

    Policy | CCI’s green channel is not so ‘green’ after all

    There’s a curious link between the fine print of CCI’s mergers and acquisitions move and another proposed amendment in 2018 that was eventually dropped.

  • Shared Mobility | CCI questions Hyundai-Kia’s proposed $300-million investment in Ola. What next? Oct 07, 2019 03:32 PM IST

    Shared Mobility | CCI questions Hyundai-Kia’s proposed $300-million investment in Ola. What next?

    If CCI blocks Hyundai-Kia’s investment in Ola, M&M’s acquisition of 55 percent stake in Meru may hit the walls of the antitrust watchdog.

  • Hyundai-Kia investment in Ola runs into CCI hurdle Sep 30, 2019 12:14 PM IST

    Hyundai-Kia investment in Ola runs into CCI hurdle

    While absence of paperwork is the ostensible reason for the application running into trouble, sources said CCI is concerned about the competitive impact of car companies investing in ride-hailing apps

  • E-commerce | CCI lens on deep discounting could be a double-edged sword Sep 24, 2019 09:14 AM IST

    E-commerce | CCI lens on deep discounting could be a double-edged sword

    Deep discounts or not brick-and-mortar retailers may always find reasons to blame online retailers for eating into their businesses. But if done well, the CCI intervention could ensure fair trade practices.

  • ‘Big Four’ may face CCI probe as govt addresses 'gatekeeping' concerns: Report Aug 21, 2019 12:35 PM IST

    ‘Big Four’ may face CCI probe as govt addresses 'gatekeeping' concerns: Report

    The government believes that these firms have used their lead position to undertake unfair practices that hindered smaller, domestic firms

  • Panel suggests automatic CCI approvals for deals under insolvency law Aug 14, 2019 04:05 PM IST

    Panel suggests automatic CCI approvals for deals under insolvency law

    Under the Competition Act, combinations (mergers and acquisitions) beyond a certain threshold require clearance from the Competition Commission of India (CCI).

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