The Indian Competition Authority dismisses allegations of abuse of dominance and exclusive arrangements against an e-commerce company in the market for fashion merchandise (Lifestyle Equities / Amazon)

In an order dated 11.09.2020, the Competition Commission of India (hereinafter ‘CCI’ or ‘the Commission’) dismissed the allegations of abuse of dominance and, entering into anti- competitive agreements against Amazon and the other opposite parties. The Indian Antitrust watchdog observed that Amazon does not seem to dominate the market for services provided by online platforms for selling fashion merchandise in India. The CCI in this decision was of the view that the disclosed information fails to make a prima facie case of being involved in anti-competitive practices against the opposite parties. In the case of Lifestyle Equities C.V. and Ors (‘Informants’ hereinafter) v. Amazon Seller Services Private Limited and Ors (‘Opposite parties’ hereinafter) the complaint was filed by the proprietor

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Abhishekh Mishra, The Indian Competition Authority dismisses allegations of abuse of dominance and exclusive arrangements against an e-commerce company in the market for fashion merchandise (Lifestyle Equities / Amazon), 11 September 2020, e-Competitions Indian Competition Law in the Digital Markets, Art. N° 96975

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