Charanya Lakshmikumaran, Partner, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan Attorneys Shares a Quick Byte On Google's Abuse Of Dominance
It will be interesting to see whether the investigation report has analyzed actual or potential harm to competition and consumers as a result of the alleged exclusivity and tying and bundling of the apps. Digital markets’ investigations require elevation of the traditional antitrust tools to review multi-sided markets and network effects as some of the factors.
We look forward to the CCI’s decision in this case and to see their examination of the effect Google’s conduct has had in the Indian market. Given the size of the Indian market for android phones, this is likely to be a landmark judgment of the CCI.