Competition Commission Of India

Wired: SC says, BCI ineffective | Collegium conspiracies | CCI market research | New Bom HC judges | Imagine world without lit | American Hindu?

Ineffective BCI: SC justices BS Chauhan and Dipak Mishra today said: “Bar Council has become ineffective. No action is taken against erring lawyers and we have to suffer. We are actually the victim and lawyers are making money… Lawyers think that they are above law. We are facing such situation every day.” [PTI]

Collegium conspiracies: 1,000 Punjab & Haryana High Court Bar Association members have signed a resolution opposing the elevation of seven lawyers to the bench, asking the Chief Justice of India to intervene in the “conspiracy of silence” [Express]

CCI market research: The Competition Commission of India has decided to have a dedicated Market Research Unit with the help of some external agency [Zee News]

3 new Bom HC judges: Member secretary of the Maharashtra State Legal Services Authority P N Deshmukh, secretary general of the Supreme Court A I S Cheema and Registrar General of the HC S B Shukre have been elevated as additional judges of Bombay high court [Express]

Imagine world without lit: Andhra Pradesh State Legal Services Authority (APSLSA) has identified 172 villages across the State as ‘litigation-free’ and the AP High Court will soon declare them as ‘litigation free areas’. Disputes will be settled only by Lok Adalats in these villages [Hindu]

American Hindu?: Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy has filed a plea in the Delhi High Court saying editors of news organisations in India “must be Indian citizens and residents of India” and not foreign citizens. He has attacked the US citizenship of editor of The Hindu Siddharth Varadarajan [Newslaundry]

CCI fines NSE 5% of turnover for abusing dominance

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has reportedly fixed the penalty to be imposed on the National Stock Exchange (NSE) a month after having found the bourse guilty of abuse of dominant position in a dispute with MCX-SX.

Lessons from Europe: competition law in India's pharmaceutical sector

BLP_Warsha-KaleBLP_Warsha-KaleWho will the Indian Competition Commission hit first? Judging by what the Europeans have been doing, it may very well be the pharmaceutical sector, argue Warsha Kalé and Marcus Pearl.

With a net worth of approximately $8bn the Indian pharmaceutical industry is big business locally and globally - India is the fourth largest pharmaceutical producer in the world, exporting its drugs to 212 countries globally.

Competition Commission takes on Bollywood, kicks off first cartel investigation

movienewyork_thmovienewyork_thThe Competition Commission of India has begun its first cartel investigation since it was granted full powers, following Luthra & Luthra's petition on behalf of the multiplex cinemas over their long-running dispute with Bollywood film producers and distributors.

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