Interplay Between Competition Law & Data Protection And CCI’s Lack Of Action

The growth of digital economy has disrupted the traditional outlook of the regulators around the world. ‘User Data’ is the new currency in exchange of which the consumers enjoy ‘free’ services. The data collected...

Exploring Evidentiary Standard in Failing Firm Defence during COVID-19: CMA’s and CCI’s Approach

The failing firm defence (FFD) is applicable in combination regulation when the target firm is a loss-making entity, such that an otherwise anticompetitive combination is approved, to prevent exit of the target firm from...

Blindsided: Preparedness of Indian Competition Authority to Battle the Complications of Conglomerate Mergers

The potential antitrust complications of conglomerate mergers are a metaphorical ticking time bomb. These combinations pose a threat to the prevalence of healthy competition in a market primarily due to lacunae in the antitrust...

Competition Advocacy in Digital Markets: The Need for a New Approach

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The Course of Hub & Spoke Cartels in India

The advent of AI based technology has increased the use of pricing algorithms around the globe. However, along with several pro-competitive effects, algorithms are being used to facilitate collusion through many ways, one of...

Hipster Anti-Trust

Hipster Antitrust, also termed as the "New Brandeis Movement”,  is a novel approach, originating from the US, to look beyond consumer prices to companies’ overall behavior as a test for determining anti-competitive conduct.[1] It...