The Supreme Court of India will hear Google’s appeal against the Competition Commission of India’s (CCI) penalty of INR 1,337.76 Cr on January 16.
The said penalty was imposed by the competition watchdog on the tech giant for alleged abuse of its dominant position across various verticals of the Android ecosystem. Chief Justice of India Dhananjaya Y. Chandrachud took note of a request made by senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi, who was representing Google, and stated that the Supreme Court would hear the case on Monday (January 16). While seeking a hearing date, Singhvi complained that CCI had issued extraordinary directions that had to be followed by January 19th. “There is no finding of dominance abuse,” he added.