This post is authored by Pranav Tomar and Ridhima Bhardwaj, Associate Editors at RGNUL Financial and Mercantile Law Review (RFMLR). Introduction: The Apex court of California in its recent judgment has directed the two ride-sharing companies Uber and Lyft to re-classify their drivers as ‘employees’ instead of ‘independent contractors’. The court has given ten days to both the companies to either appeal the order or amend their business models as per the directions of the cour
This post is authored by Talin Bhardwaj and Pulkit Gera, Associate Editors at RGNUL Financial and Mercantile Law Review (RFMLR). Introduction: Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) are agreements which aim to liberalize trade between two or more countries by reducing tariffs and quotas on the goods traded between those countries. FTAs also provide certain protection to the traders and thereby, are essential for removing the barriers to international trade. In this context, the “Rules
This post is authored by Kumar Shubham, a second-year student of BBA LL.B. (Hons.) at the National Law University, Odisha. Introduction Amidst the increase in tensions between India and China due to border disputes, the Indian Government banned 59 Chinese-origin applications that included some top-grossing social media apps such as TikTok and WeChat. The decision to ban these applications was taken to combat the danger posed by such apps to India's "sovereignty and security”.
This post is authored by Mahima Chhabrani, a third-year student of B.A. LL.B (Hons.) at the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata. INTRODUCTION Section 26(1) of the Competition Act, 2002 (hereinafter Act) confers power on the Competition Commission of India (hereinafter CCI) to order an investigation when it finds the prima facie contravention of the Act. Before passing the order of the investigation to the Director-General (hereinafter DG), CCI, in m