The Supreme Court of Appeal of South Africa establishes that complaints concerning a price cartel made by private persons may trigger a new course of action to be initiated by the Competition Commission and finds that the requirements for valid initiation and referral have been satisfied in the present case (Yara)

South Africa- Supreme Court of Appeal upholds Competition Commission appeal relating to investigatory powers* The Supreme Court of Appeal (the “SCA”) upheld an appeal against a judgment of the Competition Appeal Court invalidating a complaint referred to the Competition Tribunal (the “Tribunal”) by the Competition Commission (the “Commission”) against cartel activity allegedly entered into by Yara South Africa (Pty) Ltd (“Yara”) and Omnia Fertilizer Ltd (“Omnia”). The dispute in this

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John Oxenham, The Supreme Court of Appeal of South Africa establishes that complaints concerning a price cartel made by private persons may trigger a new course of action to be initiated by the Competition Commission and finds that the requirements for valid initiation and referral have been satisfied in the present case (Yara), 13 September 2013, e-Competitions September 2013, Art. N° 60811

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