United Breweries Ltd (UB), which is facing a conflict of interest with Asia Pacific Breweries (APB) over the launch of its flagship Tiger beer in India, is pushing for a resolution of the issue with Heineken NV.

Heineken has a stake in both UB, through its acquisition of Scottish & Newcastle, and APB.

The conflict is a result of APB's Tiger brand competing directly with UB's flagship brand Kingfisher in India. UB Group CFO Nedungadi told a news agency that the issue was "in need of a resolution".

When contacted by just-drinks today (18 June), a Heineken spokesperson said: "We are in discussions with both UB and APB in India, but it is too early to say any more."

Heineken inherited a 37.5% stake in UB through its purchase of S&N earlier this year. The Dutch brewer also sells beer in India through APB, in which it owns a 42.5% stake.