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Delineating Relevant Market for Multisided Platforms: Transaction vs Non-Transaction Platforms

[Harshit Upadhyay and Sanigdh Budhia are third-year B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) students at Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar] The underlying idea of a majority of platforms in the digital market has been to connect two or more completely different sets of users with differing motivations together, where the platform only acts as an intermediary between them. For instance, Ola and Uber connect...

Proposed Merger Control Amendments: Questions and Potential Consequences

[Avinash Kotval and Ishaan Saraswat are penultimate year students at Jindal Global Law School, Sonipat] The Government of India, through the Competition (Amendment) Bill, 2022 (“2022 Bill”), proposed to bring about multiple changes to Indian competition law. One of the most pertinent changes is the introduction of a new thresholdfor the notification of any combination to the Competition...

Call for Submissions: Indian Competition Law Review

[Announcement on behalf of the Indian Competition Law Review] The Centre for Competition Law and Policy (“CCLP”), NLU Jodhpur, is pleased to invite submissions for  Volume VII Issue II of Indian Competition Law Review (“ICLR”). About National Law University, Jodhpur National Law University Jodhpur (NLUJ) is one of the foremost law schools in India. Since its establishment in 1999, it has...

The Need for an Ex -Post Assessment Framework to Tackle Killer Acquisitions in India

[Vishnu Bandarupalli is a third-year BA. LLB (Hons.) student at NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad] Zomato’s acquisition of Uber Eats, Ola Cabs’ acquisition of TaxiForSure, Myntra’s acquisition of Jabong.com and, more recently, the merger of PVR and Inox—what is common between these corporate deals? They have arguably resulted in the consolidation of market power without triggering an antitrust...

Analysing CCI’s Order Directing Investigation against BookMyShow

[Tarusi Jain is a third year student at O.P Jindal Global Law School, Sonipat] On 16 June 2022, the Competition Commission of India (‘CCI’) passed an order against Big Tree Entertainment Private Limited (‘BookMyShow’) and directed the Director General (‘DG’) to investigate the allegations of abuse of dominance by BookMyShow in the market for online intermediation services for booking of movie...

Hostile Takeover Cannot be a Defence to CCI Notification Requirements

[Mohsin Rahim is a 5th Year B.B.A. L.L.B. (Hons.) Student at Jindal Global Law School, O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat, Haryana] On May 17, 2022, the Competition Commission of India (“CCI”) passed an order imposing a penalty of INR 1 crore on Veolia Environment S.A. under section 43A of the Competition Act 2002 (“Act”) for violating section 6(2) and section 6(2A) of the Act, as Veolia...

CCI Treats Non-Commercial Economic Entity as “Enterprise”

[Saloni Neema is a 3rd Year law student at Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University Visakhapatnam] On June 3, 2022, the Competition Commission of India (“CCI”) passed a cease-and-desist order against the Amateur Baseball Federation of India (“ABFI”) for violating sections (4)(2)(a)(i), 4(2)(b)(i), and 4(2)(c) of the Competition Act, 2022 (“Act”). This post aims to critically analyze this...

Open Banking and Competition in Retail Financial Markets

[Sourav Paul is a 3rd Year B.A. LL. B (Hons.) student at the National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata] Rapid technological innovations are changing the fundamentals of the retail financial markets, thereby opening up a new frontier for competition in the industry. The harbingers of the radical changes in the retail banking segment are fintech start-ups, who are deploying innovative...

Zero Clicks – A Tool for Abuse of Dominance by Google?

[Neha Maria Antony is a 4th year law student at the National University of Advanced Legal Studies] Competition authorities across the world have a chequered history with tech giant Google. India’s competition regulator, the Competition Commission of India (‘CCI’) has also been part of this saga, and the latest in a series of competition concerns against Google arose in the form of the...

The Promise of Private Enforcement of Competition Law in India

[Nimit Rajesh Goyal is a penultimate year student at the National Law University, Delhi. The author thanks Distinguished Prof. (Dr.) M.S. Sahoo and Prof. (Dr.) Ritu Gupta at the National Law University, Delhi for their insight and guidance] Private enforcement of competition law may be defined as enforcement by means of legal action brought about by victims of anti-competitive conduct before a...

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