The South African Competition Appeal Court dismisses an appeal following the decision of the Competition Tribunal for an abuse of dominance in contravention of the Competition Act (Computicket)

SOUTH AFRICA: COMPETITION APPEAL COURT CONFIRMS TRIBUNAL FINDING IN COMPUTICKET ABUSE OF DOMINANCE CASE* The South African Competition Appeal Court (CAC) on 23 October 2019 dismissed an appeal by Computicket (Pty) Ltd. (Computicket), following the decision of the Competition Tribunal (Tribunal) that Computicket had abused its dominance in contravention of the Competition Act. Computicket appealed to the CAC on the substantive basis that the Tribunal erred in its factual conclusions on exclusion and anti-competitive effects. It was further alleged by Computicket in its appeal that the economic evidence presented by the Commission was untested and speculative and ought to have been dismissed for a lack of independence. The basis for this allegation was that the economic evidence was

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Charl van der Merwe, The South African Competition Appeal Court dismisses an appeal following the decision of the Competition Tribunal for an abuse of dominance in contravention of the Competition Act (Computicket), 23 October 2019, e-Competitions Bulletin October 2019, Art. N° 92235

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