The Indian Competition Authority opens an investigation into potential anti-competitive conduct by a company engaged in the manufacturing and sale of commercial vehicles (Tata Motors)

KEY POINTS Even if there is a delay in the filing of information on behalf of the informants, the Act does not envisage any period of limitation as inquiries conducted by CCI are proceedings in rem. There can be no limitation period in competition law as in a changing and evolving market scenario, it cannot be determined with any exactitude as to when an anti-competitive behavior commenced or morphed into another type of behavior and when such conduct was terminated. Additionally, all proceedings before CCI are inquisitorial, any member of the public can bring any anti-competitive behavior to the notice of CCI and there are no strict locus standi requirements. BRIEF FACTS Two separate informations were filed by Neha Gupta (a practicing advocate) and Nishant P. Bhutada (an

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Neelambera Sandeepan, Charanya Lakshmikumaran, Rishabh Chopra, L. Badri Narayanan, Aditya Bhattacharya, The Indian Competition Authority opens an investigation into potential anti-competitive conduct by a company engaged in the manufacturing and sale of commercial vehicles (Tata Motors), 4 May 2021, e-Competitions May 2021, Art. N° 102429

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