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Competition Commission of India (CCI)

19 August 2011

Rajya Sabha votes in force for Justice Soumitra Sen’s impeachment for misappropriating Rs 33 lakh in 1983 [Mint] NUJS to get involved [TOI]

Herbert Smith’s India chairman Chris Parsons is cycling 2,500 km through Europe to raise $250,000 for Loomba Foundation, which offers education to Indian poor widows’ children; $78k more to hit target [Loomba Foundation]

Justice Yadav arrest stayed by High Court in cash-in-bag scam [TOI]

The National Stock Exchange (NSE) is challenging the Rs 550 crore abuse of dominance penalty before the CCI’s appellate tribunal COMPAT [TOI] Amarchand, Vaish and P&A advising.

Anil Ambani’s Reliance Infrastructure challenges that company is subject to Right to Information (RTI) for providing “essential public service” [ET]

Bombay club Trilogy fights against late opening police crackdown, Bombay HC agrees dancing is not necessarily obscene [TOI]

17 August 2011

MCA wants CCI, departments to harmonise competition law powers under draft “national competition policy”, comments invited [Mint / MCA draft]

How to impeach a judge: an FAQ on eve of Justice Sen’s possible impeachment [Rediff / Watch debate live (via Law and Other Things)]

SC hears gov’t plea to undo black money special investigation team (SIT) [Law et al]

Law minister on Anna Hazare: “Nobody has ever been as kind to a person who has been agitating, as we have been. I have not known of anyone released from prison after 6 PM ever in my life as a lawyer.” [ET]

CJI Kapadia, Manmohan Singh agree that corruption can not be rooted out with magic wand [India Today]

74-year-old wins writ petition back pay 20 years after early retirement caused by clerical error [TOI]

16 August 2011

Competition Commission of India (CCI) fines DLF Rs 600 crore (7% of turnover) for abusing dominant position against residential buyers [PTI / CCI order]

Andaman & Nicobar bar association protests appointment of young Kolkata-based son of senior SC Justice Altaman Kabir as special public prosecutor for the islands [Andaman Chronicle]

Kasab sentencer Ranjana Desai to become second woman on apex bench; Gujarat & Karnataka CJ also elevated to SC [DNA / Hindu]

Laws under which Lokpal activist Anna Hazare was detained today (FYI: s107, 141 of CrPc for breach of peace, etc) [ET]

Man in his will gifts 1 acre farmland to Supreme Court for mysterious reasons [TOI]

09 August 2011

LPG cylinder companies claim Competition Commission of India (CCI) failed to maintain confidentiality of business secrets before Delhi HC: “CCI has released my confidential information and great secrets without my permission.” [Law et al]

SC admits two more challenges to Ayodhya Babri verdict: one quotes Hadith [Hindu]

Bombay HC upholds GLC Mumbai first year admissions, despite disagreements over 5% deducation [TOI]

Encounter cops deserve death sentence: SC [Indian Express]

Salman Khan appeal starts today against one-year sentence over chinkara poaching [TOI]

Professor wants Bombay HC to stop people using “wrong word” when singing national anthem (‘Sindh’, rather than ‘Sindhu’) [PTI]

30 July 2011

Legally India newsletterFast movers this week in Legally India’s email newsletter round-up, including the CCI, government bodies and prize clients.

27 July 2011

Monopoly2_car-by_Mark_StrozierExclusive: The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has dealt with the first M&A referred to it, clearing within 18 days the proposed takeover by Reliance Industrial Infrastructure of Bharti AXA Life Insurance Company, advised by AZB & Partners and Talwar Thakore Associates respectively.

23 July 2011

Legally India newsletter The equity at some traditional Mumbai solicitors firms (and others) has always been notoriously inert.

22 July 2011

imageExclusive: Singhania & Partners LLP will appeal against a majority decision of the Competition Commission of India (CCI) that gave a clean chit to Microsoft, represented by Amarchand Mangaldas, rejecting last year’s complaint by Singhania that alleged anti-competitive practice and abuse of dominant position by the Indian subsidiary of the Redmond-based software giant.

21 June 2011

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has registered a complaint against iPhone and iPad maker Apple for its alleged abuse of dominant position in India.

27 May 2011

Legally India newsletterThe Competition Commission of India (CCI) made its first very cautious splashes out of the shallows.

27 May 2011

stock_exchange_chartExclusive: P&A Associates and client MCX-SX won an order from the Competition Commission of India (CCI) finding that the National Stock Exchange (NSE), which was represented by Amarchand Mangaldas and Vaish Associates, had abused its dominant position.

The case will head to the CCI on 2 June to allow NSE to respond on the question of penalty, but the decision significantly reduced the director general’s (DG) earlier definition of the “relevant market” in a partial victory for NSE, according to a CCI draft order that Legally India has seen.

27 May 2011

monopoly_by-Mike_flemingBreaking: The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has ruled on the first ever case to enter its doors, levying nominal fines against prominent film producers in the case brought by Luthra & Luthra on behalf of cinema owners two years ago.

20 May 2011

J Sagar Associates (JSA) associate Leena Levakumar offers a jurisprudential history of competition law.

16 May 2011

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) would now be open to informal talks with advisers before final merger control filings: an amendment of the policy in its latest draft regulations.

11 May 2011

Monopoly2_car-by_Mark_Strozier Breaking: The long-awaited latest and probably final draft of the Competition Commission’s merger control rules are finally here, and the CCI appears to have listened to a number of key stakeholder concerns.

05 March 2011

Monopoly2_car-by_Mark_Strozier The Competition Commission of India (CCI) was notified with its full merger control powers late last, according to competition lawyers, which would take effect from 1 June.

27 January 2011

Amarchand Mangaldas has challenged the Competition Commission of India’s (CCI) jurisdiction in a writ petition filed for Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) to prevent the anti-trust regulator, which is represented by Economic Laws Practice, from deciding on an aviation fuel suppy dispute with Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) represented by R Sariprabhu Advocates.

13 December 2010

The Competition Commission Appellate Tribunal (Compat) has stayed the Competition Commission of India’s (CCI’s) November order imposing a Rs 1 crore fine on Kingfisher airlines for alleged non-compliance in furnishing sufficient information in a cartelisation probe.

07 December 2010

Monopoly2_car-by_Mark_Strozier The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has made it first order, clearing 16 banks from the allegation of having acted in a cartel to fix penalty rates of homeowners foreclosing housing loans.

27 November 2010

Legally India newsletter

After a long slumber, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) fired its first warning shot across the bow of corporate India this week, allegedly slapping Kingfisher Airlines with a maximum fine of Rs 1 crore for not having played along with investigations.