The Supreme Court of Appeal of South Africa recognises right to class actions in competition cases (Children’s Resource Centre Trust / Pioneer Food)

In South Africa, the Supreme Court of Appeal has for the first time recognised in principle the availability of class actions to enforce damages claims resulting from practices prohibited under South Africa’s competition act. The judgment represents a fundamental change, because previously South African law had not permitted class action, other than in respect of

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  • United Kingdom’s Competition Authority - CMA (London)
  • Bowmans (Johannesburg)
  • Norton Rose Fulbright (Sydney)

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Martin Coleman, Heather Irvine, Nick McHugh, The Supreme Court of Appeal of South Africa recognises right to class actions in competition cases (Children’s Resource Centre Trust / Pioneer Food), 29 November 2012, e-Competitions November 2012, Art. N° 72330

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