Zeeshan Farooqui Provides Expert Insights on NCLAT Appeal in Business Today Article

Posted On - 17 May, 2024 • By - King Stubb & Kasiva

Zeeshan Farooqui, Partner, Dispute Resolution, King Stubb & Kasiva, shares his expert analysis on the NCLAT appeal involving Kuku FM and Shaadi.com in a recent article published by Business Today. The appeal pertains to disputes concerning Google Play Store Billing and its potential impact on emerging startups.

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Farooqui’s commentary underscores the pivotal role of the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) in scrutinizing competition orders. He emphasizes the significance of the upcoming appeal hearings in addressing concerns over service fee arrangements between Google and startups, highlighting their potential impact on business operations.

In his statement to Business Today, Farooqui outlines the authority of the NCLAT as an appellate court to thoroughly examine challenges against competition orders. He notes that the outcome of these hearings could result in either validation or annulment of the existing Competition Commission of India (CCI) directive.

Farooqui underscores the critical nature of competition litigation on business operations, particularly in the context of ongoing discussions regarding service fee arrangements between Google and emerging startups. He emphasizes the need for careful consideration and thorough examination by the NCLAT to ensure fair outcomes for all parties involved.

Link to Coverage: https://www.businesstoday.in/technology/news/story/google-play-store-billing