Michael-James Currie

Nortons (Sandton)
Candidate Attorney

Michael-James Currie have assisted clients on a number of competition law issues ranging from mergers and acquisitions (both domestically and throughout Africa), cartel conduct (including assisting firms during dawn raids) and general cases of prohibited conduct involving both domestic companies as well as international corporations based in Europe, Japan and America. Having assisted clients on numerous transactions involving a number of jurisdictions in Africa, he has experience in the competition regulatory environment of a number of countries including Ethiopia, Namibia, Kenya, Tanzania, Swaziland, Zambia and Egypt, in addition to COMESA. Having spent six months at the University of Antwerp during which he focused primarily on European Competition and Economic Law, he has a good appreciation of the TFEU and how competition law and enforcement in Europe compares to that in South Africa. He regularly draft and present compliance training sessions to both corporate clients as well as at public seminars. Further, he authored and co-authored a number of articles on competition law issues, most of which you will be able to access at www.africanantitrust.com.


791 Bulletin

Michael-James Currie The South African Government publishes draft Regulations in relation to the South African Competition Amendment Act which seeks to clarify price discrimination prohibition and buyer power provisions


SOUTH AFRICA: OVERVIEW OF THE PRICE DISCRIMINATION AND BUYER POWER DRAFT REGULATIONS* The South African Competition Amendment Act was signed into law by the President on 13 February 2019. Two of the contentious aspects which were raised during the drafting of the Amendment Bill related to the (...)

Michael-James Currie The South African Competition Commission fines two shipping companies for bid-rigging and exercises a considerable degree of discretion when choosing a strategy for imposing an administrative penalty (Shipping Cartel)


Shipping Cartel: Recent approach to fining in SA* AAT previously reported (here and here) that the SACC had been investigating cartel behaviour which allegedly took place between multiple shipping liners who transported vehicles for various Original Equipment Manufacturers (“OEMs”). The (...)

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