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Competition & Antitrust

12 September 2019
Man Mohan Sharma CCI finds no evidence of resale price maintenance in sale of Kaff appliances on Snapdeal

India - Vaish Associates Advocates

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has dismissed allegations of resale price maintenance against Kaff Appliances (India) Pvt Ltd under Section 26(6) of the Competition Act 2002. The CCI noted that it could not conclusively establish that the evidence (ie, an email, a caution notice and a legal notice) had been used as instruments to impose a resale price maintenance on the informant. Further, the presence of many competing dealers suggested a fair degree of intra-brand competition.

Author: Man Mohan Sharma
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Samuel Beighton UK competition authority continues to penalise individuals for competition law infringements

United Kingdom - Gowling WLG

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) recently publicised the disqualification of three individuals from acting as directors as a consequence of their company's involvement in an infringement of UK competition law. In view of the CMA's commitment to enforcement actions and to ensuring that directors are held personally responsible for competition law compliance, individuals and organisations should, among other things, proactively consider the extent of any potential exposure that they may face.

Authors: Samuel Beighton, Bernardine Adkins
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Recent updates

Keiji Tonomura New protection for Big Data under Unfair Competition Prevention Act

Japan - Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

Author: Keiji Tonomura
Man Mohan Sharma CCI penalises Godrej for role in bilateral ancillary cartel

India - Vaish Associates Advocates

Author: Man Mohan Sharma
Hao Zhan Why doesn't safe harbour rule apply to non-IP monopoly agreements?

China - AnJie Law Firm

Authors: Hao Zhan, Ying Song, Zhan Yang
Sanaya F Vachha Competition Commission initiates Phase II review of Uber's acquisition of Careem

Pakistan - Vellani & Vellani

Author: Sanaya F Vachha
Bernardine Adkins Investment planning: factoring in UK merger control regime

United Kingdom - Gowling WLG

Authors: Bernardine Adkins, Samuel Beighton
Shai Bakal Competition authority initiates wide-reaching reform of merger reporting regulations

Israel - Tadmor Levy & Co

Authors: Shai Bakal, Roi Krause
Anna Turi By cash or card? HCA releases findings of sector inquiry into bank card acceptance market

Hungary - Schoenherr

Authors: Anna Turi, Márk Kovács
Désirée Stebler Federal Administrative Court rules on abuse of dominant position

Switzerland - Lenz & Staehelin

Author: Désirée Stebler

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