Google’s Appeal Against NCLAT’s Refusal to Stay CCI Fine to Be Heard on January 16

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The Supreme Courtroom on Wednesday agreed to listen to on January 16 an enchantment of Google in opposition to the Nationwide Firm Legislation Appellate Tribunal’s (NCLAT) refusal to remain the Rs. 1,337.76 crore penalty imposed on the know-how big by the Competitors Fee of India (CCI) for alleged anti-competitive practices.

A bench of Chief Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice PS Narasimha stated it could hear the case on Monday.

Pleading for the pressing listening to, senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi representing Google, stated, “Extraordinary instructions handed by CCI. I’m asking (itemizing of the case) for Friday. The compliance date (of the order) is nineteenth in any other case the matter will develop into infructuous.”

“We are going to preserve it on Monday,” stated the bench.

After going through a setback at NCLAT, which refused to remain the CCI order, Google approached the Supreme Courtroom. The CCI had, in October 2022, imposed the penalty on Google for abusing its dominant place in a number of markets within the Android cellular gadget ecosystem and likewise directed the know-how big to stop and desist from collaborating in anti-competitive practices.

Google has challenged the January 4 order of the NCLAT which refused to remain the CCI order reasoning that the CCI’s order was handed in October 2022, whereas the enchantment by Google was filed solely in December 2022, and therefore, no case for interim aid was made out.

Since no urgency was proven in submitting the enchantment, Google couldn’t be allowed to insist on the interim aid, the Tribunal has stated.

NCLAT has additionally directed Google to deposit 10 per cent of the Rs. 1,337.76 crore wonderful quantity inside three weeks.

Google challenged the CCI order within the NCLAT, which is an appellate authority over the CCI in opposition to any path issued by the regulator.

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