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Google vs CCI: Will NCLAT Order Change Anything In The Android World? | NLS Faculty Rahul Singh’s Interview on BQ Prime

March 30, 2023

In an interview on BQ Prime, NLS faculty member Rahul Singh weighs in on the recent order by the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) on Google’s fight with the Competition Commission of India, and if this is likely to cause a dent in Google’s dominance in the Android market.

On March 29, 2023, the NCLAT upheld a fine of Rs 1,337.76 crore imposed by India’s competition regulation body on Google for its “anti-competitive conduct in the Android ecosystem.” The tribunal held that a number of Google’s practices pointed to an abuse of dominance. The tech giant has been given 30 days by the NLCAT to pay the fine and implement the order.

The NCLAT Principal Bench, comprising Justice Ashok Bhushan (Chairperson) and Dr. Alok Srivastava (Technical Member), dismissed Google’s appeal against the CCI order.

In its Fineprint section, BQ Prime covers this issue in detail with Mr. Rahul Singh, Associate Professor of Law, NLSIU. Watch the full interview below: