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 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 dismisses complaint of Cupid against Ministry of Health & Family Care and the Central Procurement Agency in purchase of male condoms in India

CCI dismisses complaint of Cupid against Ministry of Health & Family Care and the Central Procurement Agency  in purchase of male condoms in India             The Competition Commission of India (“CCI/Commission”) vide order dated 26.12.2018 under Section 26(2) of the Competition Act,2002 (“the Act”) , has dismissed allegations of abuse…

Delhi High Court reiterates its judgment in antitrust proceedings before CCI -rejects Monsanto’s plea – allows CCI to reopen simultaneous proceedings against Directors/Officers for alleged violation of anti-trust laws.

Delhi High Court reiterates its judgment in antitrust proceedings before CCI -rejects Monsanto’s plea – allows CCI to reopen simultaneous proceedings against Directors/Officers for alleged violation of anti-trust laws.   The Division Bench (DB) of the Delhi High Court comprising of the Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice V K Rao  in a recent judgement…

CCI widens the scope of investigation into unfair pricing by private hospitals in Delhi – based on current investigation against Max Super Specialty Hospital for overcharging for consumables through In house pharmacy

CCI widens the scope of investigation into unfair pricing by private hospitals in Delhi – based on current investigation against Max Super Specialty Hospital for overcharging for consumables through In house pharmacy   The Competition Commission of India (“CCI/Commission”) vide order dated 31.08.2018 has directed further investigation by the Director General (“DG”) into allegations of…

CCI finds no abuse of dominance by GAIL in enforcing one-sided clauses in long-term supply contracts for natural Gas market , disagrees third time with DG findings in recent times

CCI finds no abuse of dominance by GAIL in enforcing  one-sided clauses in long-term supply contracts for natural Gas market , disagrees third time with DG findings The Competition Commission of India (CCI/Commission) vide its order dated 08.11.2018 exonerated GAIL (India) Ltd (Opposite Party/OP) from allegations of imposing  seven unfair and one sided conditions in…

CCI penalizes Italian MRI machine manufacturer for abusing dominance in sale of specialized MRI G Scan machines to domestic diagnostic Center – Chairman CCI dissents on market definition

CCI penalizes Italian MRI machine manufacturer for abusing dominance in sale of specialized MRI G Scan machines to domestic diagnostic Center – Chairman CCI dissents on market definition.    The Competition Commission of India (CCI/Commission) vide its order dated 27.09.2018 has imposed penalty on Italian world leader in dedicated Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Esaote S.p.A…

CCI introduces the concept of relevant period in market definition-DLF no longer found to be in dominant position in Gurgaon

CCI introduces the concept of relevant period in market definition-DLF no longer found to be in dominant position in Gurgaon   The Competition Commission of India vide two separate orders dated 31.08.2018 in Case no. 73/2014 and Case no. 84/2014 issued under Section 26(6) of the Competition Act,2002, has dismissed the allegations of abuse of…

CCI imposes penalty on South Asia LPG Company Ltd for abuse of dominant position- a classic case of denial of essential facility

CCI imposes penalty on South Asia LPG Company Ltd for abuse of dominant position- a classic case of denial of essential facility The Competition Commission of India (CCI) by an order dated 11 July 2018, has  imposed penalty of INR 19.2 Crore on South Asia LPG Company Ltd (‘SALPG’) , a joint venture between TOTAL…

CCI imposes penalty of Rs. 1 Crore plus on GDA for abuse of dominant position

CCI imposes penalty of Rs. 1 Crore plus on Ghaziabad Development Authority for arbitrary increasing cost of EWS residential flats as abuse of its dominant position in Ghaziabad. The Competition Commission of India (CCI), acting on an information filed by an individual Satyendra Singh, vide its order dated 28.2.2018 has found Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA/ Opposite Party-OP)…