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Conspiracy- Price Fixing And Bid Rigging

Price fixing, bid rigging, and other cartel enforcement remain robust around the world. The European Commission (“EC”) and individual member states and others continue to engage in robust enforcement. The level of fines imposed by the EC exceeds last year’s record pace. Whereas Brazil remains Latin America’s leading antitrust enforcer and has recently adopted a …

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Are Asian Giants Changing The Competition Dynamics In India?

Brief Summary. ( To read the full post click here ) What will be the impact of the Jet-Etihad alliance on the Indian aviation industry? Is there likely to be any anti-competitive fallout as a result of this merger? How are these concerns watched and evaluated by the market regulator or CCI? The situation: The …

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Concept of Relevant Market in the Real Estate Sector from the viewpoint of Competition Commission of India

Brief Summary. (To read the full post click here). In BELAIRE OWNERS’ ASSOCIATION VS DLF LIMITED, HUDA & ORS a “relevant market” is delineated on the basis of a distinct product or service market and a distinct geographic market. These terms have been defined in section 2(r) of the Act read with subsections (s) and …

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The Relevance of Relevant Market

Brief Summary. (To read the full post click here) Relevant market-defining it is very important while determining dominance. Market definition is an important step to establish dominance but it provides challenges for competition authorities. Agencies must cope with incomplete information even after carefully gathering whatever is available. The competition authorities require reasoned, even if not …

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Bid Rigging and Cartels

Brief Summary. (To read the full post click here) There is a common and historical practice of bid rigging dominant in Government tenders. License Raj has been replaced by heavy competition between private and public sector companies. However, the procurer Government departments still have one sided terms in their contracts for the private bidders to …

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Is the Shift from Concentration to Competition for Real?

Its been a decade since the Telecom Dispute Settlement & Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT ) is in existence. Although, the telecom growth story is a huge success in terms of 10 million subscribers per month and the world staking their investments with us, have we managed to get rid of the hurdles and red tape that …

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Telephone monopoly to competition – a level playing field without transparency?

Fair Handling of The PSE Advantage in Telecom Despite economic liberalization and privatization of Public Sector Enterprises (PSEs), this latter group still enjoys a dominant position in the market. Due to a lack of transparency in policy implementation and regulation, PSEs thrive based on their greater access to infrastructure and public funds as compared to …

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Market Definition in The Media Sector

Markets where the same content is sold through different platforms – take a Digital TV Broadcaster and Internet Service – both digitalized content. TV medium would get interactive and available on the internet – with technology also converging – the difference may soon fade away. So, is the Market of TV broadcaster Different from ISP …

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