Trilegal has represented Ola Cabs owners ANI Technologies before the Competition Commission of India (CCI) against a complaint alleging abuse of a dominant position in Bangalore made by Meru cabs and Fast Track Call Cabs.

"The Competition Commission has dismissed allegations of unfair business practices against the producers of Vidya Balan-starrer Kahaani 2 movie, which was released last year. K Sera Sera Digital Cinema had moved the regulator after the film's producers — Pen India and Boundscript Motion Pictures — refused to provide the movie to it for exhibition. Among others, it was alleged that the movie was given only to UFO Moviez India and Real Image Media Technologies," reported PTI.

Car maker Hyundai was fined Rs 87 crore by the Competition Commission of India (CCI) for anti-competitive discounting of its cars in a complaint made by two informants and Hyundai dealers - Fx Enterprise Solutions and St Antony’s Cars.

“The Competition Appellate Tribunal (Compat) on Thursday set aside an order of fair trade regulator Competition Commission of India (CCI) in a case of alleged abuse of dominant position and anti-competitive practices by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and its Indian arm. Dismissing the CCI findings, Compat ordered a fresh probe in the matter,” reported Mint.

The Competition Appellate Tribunal (Compat) has set aside Rs 64 crores of fines ordered by the Competition Commission of India (CCI) against Sanofi Pasteur India and GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceutical, which the CCI had found cartellised the market for meningococcal vaccines, which are procured by the Government of India for vaccinating Hajj pilgrims.

Vinod Dhall in collaboration with Talwar Thakore & Associates (TT&A) advised French drugmaker Sanofi on getting Competition Commission of India (CCI) approval for its $25bn asset swap deal with Germany-based Boehringer Ingelheim which was advised by Platinum Partners.

Former Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) chief Anita Kapur was today appointed as member of Competition Appellate Tribunal (COMPAT), reported the PTI.

Late Monday night, LafargeHolcim said the Competition Commission of India (CCI) has cleared the deck for one part of its India plans, which involves selling Lafarge’s cement business in the country. Mint reported that the deal to sell its entire cement portfolio could be valued at Rs 10,000 crore and that deal will now likely go through.

However, LafargeHolcim’s struggle with the regulatory red tape will not end there, as the company is still awaiting clearance from the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) for its 2013 restructuring plan involving its units ACC Ltd and Ambuja Cement Ltd. The plan was submitted for FIPB approval in October 2013.

reported http://www.livemint.com/.

Initially, AZB & Partners with Vinod Thall-TTA drafted in on competition aspect acted for Lafarge, while Holcim was represented by Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, Legally India had reported in August of last year following the CCI order for the to-be-merged $44bn entity to slim down, which it did by divesting Rs 5,000 crore of cement plans to Birla.

After the deal with Birla fell apart acrymoniously, it is understood that Cyril Amarchand took over as the lead counsel on the Lafarge Holcim merger.

Correction: The original version of this story erreneously stated that AZB and Vinod Dhall-TTA had also acted on the second leg of the deal.

"Devender Kumar Sikri, a former Gujarat cadre Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, was on Thursday appointed as chairman of fair-trade regulator Competition Commission of India (CCI),” reported the PTI and others.

The former secretary in the ministry of women and child development, registrar general of census, and collector of Rajkot and Jamnagar, is set to be chairman of the CCI for two-and-a-half years.

He succeeds Ashok Chawla, whose term ended on 7 January. Reportedly 100 bureaucrats, economists and six sitting CCI members applied for the post.

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas and Gopal Subramanium represented Lafarge arguing on behalf of 10 other cement companies before the Competition Appellate Tribunal (Compat) and succeeding in getting the Rs 6,300 crore ($1.15bn) Competition Commission of India (CCI) penalty overturned.

Around 100 bureaucrats, economists and the six members of the Competition Commission of India (CCI) have applied to become CCI chairman, reported The Indian Express, as incumbent chairman Ashok Chawla is due to retire on 7 January 2016.

The Express reported that “urban development secretary Madhusudan Prasad; Bimal Julka, who retired as I&B secretary in August 2015; Subir Gokarn, former RBI Deputy Governor and Harsha Vardhana Singh, former deputy director general at WTO” are among the applicants, alongside current CCI members SL Bunker, UC Nahta, MS Sahoo, Sudhir Mital, Augustine Peter and GP Mittal.

The CCI post has seen twice the 50 applicants seen for the post of Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) chairman, where UK Sinha is set to step down on 17 February 2016.

One more seat at the Compat table remainsOne more seat at the Compat table remainsFormer commerce secretary and legal sector liberalisation architect Rajeev Kher assumed office as member at the Competition Appellate Tribunal (COMPAT) yesterday, according to its website, filling one of the two empty member posts which were last occupied at the tribunal in May 2014 and August 2014.

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