Follow-on Damages for Anti-Competitive Conduct in South Africa: A Need for Legislative Intervention?

Follow-on Damages for Anti-Competitive Conduct in South Africa: A Need for Legislative Intervention?

September, 2017 Follow-on Damages for Anti-Competitive Conduct in South Africa: A Need for Legislative Intervention?  – By John Oxenham, Director of Primerio, and Michael-James Currie Click here for a pdf version of this article   Introduction Although still very much a developing area of law in South Africa, follow-on damages and collective redress (i.e. class actions) […]

The Internationalization of Competition Law in Africa

The Internationalization of Competition Law in Africa

August, 2017 The Internationalization of Competition Law in Africa – By Daniel Schwarz (Clifford Chance) Click here for a pdf version of this article.   Introduction As competition law regimes have proliferated and developed throughout Africa, they have increasingly affected international businesses and interacted with competition authorities in other jurisdictions. Multiple regional organizations with responsibilities for competition […]

Learning from past decisions in South Africa

Learning from past decisions in South Africa

January, 2017 Learning from past decisions in South Africa – By Phil Alves and Fatima Fiandeiro (Genesis Analytics)[1] Click here for a pdf version of this article. Competition authorities the world over regularly set out to review and assess their own performance. In South Africa, this work has focused heavily on the consumer welfare benefits of […]

Competition policy in Africa: five proposals READY for action

Competition policy in Africa: five proposals READY for action

November, 2016 Competition policy in Africa: five proposals READY for action – By Martha Martinez Licetti and Sara Nyman[1] Click here for a pdf version of this article. African countries have much to gain by encouraging open and competitive markets – as highlighted by a recent publication developed by the World Bank Group (WBG) in partnership with […]

Highlights of the South African Competition Commission’s 10th Annual Conference

Highlights of the South African Competition Commission’s 10th Annual Conference

October, 2016 Highlights of the South African Competition Commission’s 10th Annual Conference – By Kathryn Lloyd (KPMG, Johannesburg) Click here for a pdf version of this article. On October 5-7 2016, the Competition Commission of South Africa (Commission) hosted its 10th annual Competition Law, Economics and Policy Conference in Cape Town, South Africa, which drew prominent local and […]

The South African Competition Commission’s R1.5 billion Arcelor-Mittal Settlement: A Lesson in Designing Appropriate Remedies

The South African Competition Commission’s R1.5 billion Arcelor-Mittal Settlement: A Lesson in Designing Appropriate Remedies

September, 2016 The South African Competition Commission’s R1.5 billion Arcelor-Mittal Settlement: A Lesson in Designing Appropriate Remedies – By Marylla Govender & Avias Ngwenya (Nortons Inc., Johannesburg) Click here for a pdf version of this article.   Introduction One of the shortcomings of competition law enforcement is its perceived inability to redress market outcomes resulting from […]

The increasing significance of public interest considerations in the South African merger control context

The increasing significance of public interest considerations in the South African merger control context

August, 2016 The increasing significance of public interest considerations in the South African merger control context – By Christopher Kok (partner, Webber Wentzel), Tafadzwa Chiposi (former professional support lawyer, Webber Wentzel), and Elisha Bhugwandeen (professional support lawyer, Webber Wentzel) Click here for a pdf version of this article. Public interest considerations have played an increasingly […]

Grocery Retail Sector Market Inquiry In South Africa

Grocery Retail Sector Market Inquiry In South Africa

July, 2016 The Grocery Retail Sector Market Inquiry In South Africa – By Louise du Plessis, Thabo Khumalo and Yariv Pavese (Competition Commission of South Africa) Click here for a pdf version of this article. The Competition Commission of South Africa has initiated its third general market inquiry—the first inquiry was into the retail banking […]