Competition Law & Policy

  • Learning to Trust is Key to CompetitionThe Financial Express, August 15, 2001Confidentiality concerns mean that authorities are highly unlikely to share sensitive information. And it is this confidential information which is crucial in tackling abuse of market power.
  • Competition law should have special provision to check cartelsThe Financial Express, July 14, 2001In this era of fast-globalising markets, the internationalisation of cartel behaviour cannot be ignored.
  • Need for clearer norms on IPR in new competition billThe Financial Express, June 13, 2001Apart from parallel imports, another area where the Competition Bill has failed to use the flexibility provided by TRIPs (Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights) is “compulsory licensing”.
  • Tackling IPR excuses through the new competition lawThe Financial Express, June 12, 2001Intellectual Property Rights’ (IPR) protection drives forward innovation in the market by providing incentives for firms to compete with new products and processes. But, there is a risk that the exclusive right that a patent gives to an innovator will lead to abuse of market power.
  • Fighting the vitamins conspiracyThe Financial Express, April 25, 2001US anti-trust authorities have recently brought to light a global conspiracy of leading drug manufacturers in the vitamins market to fix prices, allocate markets, supply contracts and sales volume, and engage in bid-rigging.
  • Competition PolicyThe Pioneer, February 02, 1994A clear-cut competition policy is essential to ensure a healthy environment in the marketplace. Opening up the market means creating a common playing field for both the strong and the weak entrepreneurs.

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