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India should review antitrust exemptions to avoid undermining new digital-merger thresholds

By Freny Patel
  • 16 Mar 2022 03:46
  • 16 Mar 2022 03:46
An exemption available under India’s competition law could undermine the introduction of proposed new thresholds for mergers designed to prevent so-called killer acquisitions involving Big Tech, a senior antitrust official has said.

Speaking at an online conference* this week, Vipul Puri said that Indian lawmakers may have to make a call on whether

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Freny Patel

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Freny has been covering antitrust law, M&A and regulations for over a decade, serving as Asia editor at Policy and Regulatory Report. Prior to joining as an editor at Mergermarket, she headed the banking bureau of a leading Indian financial daily, Business Standard. When India privatized the insurance sector, she had her own column in The Observer.

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