SC asks NCLAT to expeditiously decide on Amazon’s plea challenging CCI order

MUMBAI :

The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the National Company Law Appellate Law Tribunal (NCLAT) to expeditiously decide on Amazon’s appeal against the Competition Commission of India’s (CCI) 17 December order that suspended the deal with Future Coupons Pvt Ltd. The Court asked Amazon and the Future group to approach the NCLAT.

The Chief Justice of India Justice NV Ramana observed that “the current special leave petition in one way connects to the outcome of the CCI order challenged before the NCLAT.”

“We therefore direct both the parties to request the NCLAT to dispose off the matter at the earliest”, he added.

On 9 January, Amazon approached the NCLAT, challenging the CCI’s December 17 order suspending the approval to 1,431 crore deal between Amazon and Future Coupons Pvt. Ltd.

The anti-trust watchdog had also imposed a 202 crore fine on Amazon and said that the…

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