Has CCI diminished the right of effective legal assistance and representation by advocates during recording of evidence by the Director General?

Has CCI diminished  the right of effective legal assistance and representation by advocates during recording of evidence by the Director General? Has the Competition Commission of India (“CCI”) gone overboard by restricting the advocates from sitting “within hearing distance” with their clients during recording of evidence by the Director General (DG)  or CCI designated officers ?…

TAKATA escapes penalty in EU Antitrust Decision on car safety equipment supplier’s cartel

TAKATA escapes penalty in EU Antitrust Decision on car safety equipment supplier’s cartel The European Commission (“EU/Commission”),in a Press Release dated 5th March 2019 , publishing  its 29th settlement case since the introduction of the settlement procedure for cartels in June 2008, has imposed a total fine of  Euro 368,277,000 on Autoliv and TRW for…

Supreme Court allows CCI appeal against JCB -permits material seized during dawn raid to be used as evidence

Supreme Court allows CCI appeal against JCB -permits material seized during  dawn raid  to be used as evidence  The Supreme Court vide order dated 15.01.2019 has allowed an appeal preferred by the Competition Commission of India (“CCI”) challenging the order dated 02.06.2016   of the Delhi High Court (DHC) which restrained the Director General of Competition…

CCI finds no evidence of resale price maintenance by KAFF Appliances

CCI finds no evidence  of resale price maintenance on sale of  KAFF appliances on Snapdeal    The Competition Commission of India (“CCI/Commission”) vide order dated 15.01.2019 under Section 26(6) of the Competition Act, 2002 (“the Act”), has dismissed allegations of Resale Price Maintenance(“RPM”)[1] against Kaff Appliances (India) Pvt. Ltd. ( “KAFF/ OP”).The information was filed by Jasper…

CCI cedes jurisdiction to SEBI to decide upon complaint of abuse of dominance against National Stock Exchange

CCI cedes jurisdiction to SEBI to decide upon complaint of abuse of dominance against National Stock Exchange             The Competition Commission of India (“CCI/ Commission”), in a surprise turn from its previous position in so many cases before  , has , vide order dated 07.01.2019 , decided not to inquire…

CCI imposes penalty on Godrej and Boyce for being a member of bilateral “ancillary” cartel

CCI imposes penalty on Godrej and Boyce for being a member of bilateral “ancillary” cartel   The Competition Commission of India (“CCI/ Commission”) vide order dated 15.01.2019  imposed a penalty of Rs. 85, 01,364/-on Godrej and Boyce manufacturing Co. Limited (“Godrej”) for acting in violation of Section 3(3) read with Section 3(1) of the Competition Act,…