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Hogan Lovells
Following the enactment of the Competition Amendment Act during 2019 and the subsequent promulgation of a number of the provisions
Fasken
In the recent case of Computicket v the Competition Commission, the Competition Appeal Court was called upon to analyse and explain the standard...
Adams & Adams
As we gear up for the new year and the return to school for children across the country, we take a look at the intended effects of the Competition Commission's ("Commission") investigation into the...
Tabacks
The danger posed by a dominant firm is that it is able to conduct its business without any consideration of its customers or competitors, and potentially act in a way which is detrimental
Tabacks
The regulations on price discrimination provide clarity defining price discrimination, establishing whether a contravention has occurred
Tabacks
Price discrimination regulations are designed to protect smaller businesses from large or dominant firms which have the power to impose prices and deals which favour them.
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
2019 has seen some interesting developments in African competition law. This alert focuses on the most recent news in Botswana, Namibia and Zambia.
Adams & Adams
On the 2nd of December 2019, the Competition Commission released its final report on the Data Services Market Inquiry (Final Report).
Adams & Adams
In the run-up to Black Friday, the Competition Commission (‘Commission') finalised its report in the ‘Grocery Retail Market Inquiry' (‘Inquiry').
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
Computicket was found to have contravened section 8(d)(i) of the Competition Act 89 of 1998 which provides that "it is prohibited for a dominant firm to engage in any of the following ...
SWVG Inc.
Swartz maintained from the outset that Tulisa had not contravened the Competition Act.
Werksmans Attorneys
Twenty of these happened more than three years before the second initiation. Pickfords relied on section 67(1) to challenge the inclusion of these instances in the complaint.
ENSafrica
The Health Market Inquiry ("HMI") today released its final findings and recommendations pursuant to its almost six year long investigation into the healthcare industry.
Fasken
It is generally accepted that agreements between competitors to fix prices, allocate markets and collude on tenders almost always have harmful effects on competition
Tabacks
Guidelines outlining how the competition authorities will calculate penalties for parties who implement notifiable transactions without approval have been published.
Adams & Adams
On 29 August 2019, at the 13th Annual Competition Law, Economics and Policy Conference a signing ceremony was held a new MoA between the Commission and the Independent
Tabacks
Profanity to some and the embodiment of progress to others, the 4th industrial revolution is making its presence known, in regulatory spheres with the question now being faced by the regulatory bodies being the extent to...
Tabacks
Recently introduced amendments to the Competition Act, highlight the need for companies planning to make strategic acquisitions in South Africa to consider the potential public interest effect their transaction ...
Adams & Adams
On 30 October 2015 the Competition Commission established the Grocery Retail Sector Market Inquiry (the "Inquiry") with the purpose to assess amongst others, the impact of long-term lease agreements.
Fasken
The broad finding of the Inquiry is that there is a combination of features in the South African grocery retail sector that may prevent, distort or restrict competition.
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