Imminent Developments in Competition Law

Guest contributor R.V. Anuradha points to a news report indicating that the long-awaited Competition Commission of India (CII) would be functional on April 1, 2009. This will replace the existing Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices Commission (MRTPC) signifying an important step in Indian competition law. As the news report states, that day will also mark another milestone, which is the commencement of registration of limited liability partnerships (LLPs) in India.

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Umakanth Varottil

Umakanth Varottil is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore. He specializes in corporate law and governance, mergers and acquisitions and cross-border investments. Prior to his foray into academia, Umakanth was a partner at a pre-eminent law firm in India.

1 comment

  • Its still not very clear what they mean by functional. While recruitment of members and staff for the Commission has commenced, it may still be while before the remainder of the Competition Act is notified. Even the regulations still appear to be in the draft stages.

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