Prepared for: CRESSE, 17th International Conference on Advances in the Analysis of Competition Policy and Regulation Introduction The interplay between competition law and intellectual property is not a novel topic. On the one hand, intellectual property seeks to protect and reward intellectual property rights holders for their innovation, whilst competition law strives to achieve and […]
By Michael-James Currie, Gina Lodolo and Nicola Taljaard As aptly put by Campton P “it is probably safe to say that in the developed world, competition is now accepted as the best available mechanism for maximizing the things that one can demand from an economic system in most circumstances. Economic regulation is increasingly perceived to […]
In June 2015, the South African Competition Appeal Court handed down judgment in a case likely to become the leading jurisprudence on excessive pricing in South Africa.
By John Oxenham, Michael-James Currie and Charl van der Merwe Introduction South Africa’s law governing follow-on damages for competition law violations remains largely undeveloped and plaintiffs as well as our civil courts are likely to encounter a number of legal and practical challenges in pursuing damages claims against those defendants who have been found to […]