The Indian National Company Law Appellate Tribunal upholds the Competition Authority’s orders against 2 movie associations for concerted efforts to stop a competing association from working in the Malayalam film industry (Association of Malayalam Movie Artists / Federation of Kerala / Malayalam Artists and Cine Technicians Association)

Key points While there was no explicit agreement produced before CCI showing concerted actions by AMMA and FEFKA to ban Malayalam Artists and Cine Technicians Association’ (“MACTA”) Federation, the CCI relied upon documents, witness-statements and market analysis to show that AMMA and FEFKA had acted in concert and forced artists, technicians and producers to refuse working with MACTA Federation. Brief facts The MACTA Federation started an initiative called ‘cinema forum’ which envisaged collaboration between film makers and

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