The Indian Competition Authority dismisses an antitrust complaint against a paint manufacturer because simply filing a criminal complaint against its competitor is not considered abuse of dominance (Asian Paints)

KEY POINTS Filing a criminal complaint against another enterprise in the same sector cannot be said to have been done with a view to oust competition from the relevant market in the absence of any additional evidence to indicate contraventions of Section 3 and/or 4 of the Act. BRIEF FACTS The information was filed by one Mr. S. Kannan (“Informant”) against (i) Asian

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