10th Annual Conference on Competition Law, Economics and Policy

This year’s Competition Conference will discuss the topic “the role of Competition Policy on Economic Growth”. As part of the debates on the topic, the conference will also take stock of the effectiveness of competition enforcement in South Africa to date.

The objective of this conference is to bring together renowned specialists in competition law and economics to debate relevant issues. The conference is targeted at academics and practitioners (including competition agency officials, competition lawyers and competition economic consultants) with a keen interest in competition enforcement.

The Competition Conference will be preceded by a joint workshop organised the Competition Commission, University of

Cape Town and Competition and Regulation European Summer School (“CRESSE”) where leading international scholars will facilitate training on various aspects of competition law and economics.

The leading idea is to inform competition policy and to create the optimal conditions for a stimulating exchange of views.

Conference fee: R2 500.

To register visiting the Competition Commission

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For enquiries, contact: Itebogeng Palare (Ms)+27 12 394 3189 • +27 72 732 2551

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DAY 1
08h00 – 08h30 Registration
08h30 – 10h00 Welcome Professor Tracy Gutuza
University of Cape Town
Opening Tembinkosi Bonakele
Commissioner: Competition Commission
Key Note Speaker Hon Ebrahim Patel, MP
Minister: Economic Development Department
10h00 – 11h20
PANEL DISCUSSION
Competition Policy and Economic Growth
(The session
will explore
the role of
competition as
a catalyst for
stimulating and
fostering
economic
growth)
Chair: Norman Manoim, Chairperson, Competition Tribunal
Speakers:
Liberty Mncube, Chief Economist, Competition Commission South Africa

 

Francis Kariuki, Director General, Competition Authority of Kenya

 

Tania Begazo, Senior Economist: Trade & Competitiveness Global Practice, World Bank Group

 

Simon Roberts, Professor of Economics, University of Johannesburg

Marc Ivaldi, Professor of Economics, Toulouse School of Economics (Presentation)

Marcio de Oliveira Júnior, Acting President, CADE – Brazilian Competition Authority (Presentation)

11h20 – 11h50

TEA BREAK

MOU WITH THE FEDERAL ANTIMONOPOLY SERVICE OF RUSSIA AND PRESS BRIEFING

MOU WITH COMPETITION AUTHORITY OF KENYA AND PRESS BRIEFING

POLICY LECTURE
Ioannis Lianos, Professor and Chair of Global Competition Law and Public Policy, University College London
11h50 – 13h40
PANEL DISCUSSION
(The session
will explore the
challenges of
competition
enforcement
in a globalised
world)
Competition Policy and Globalisation
Chair: Yasmin Carrim, Member, Competition Tribunal
Speakers:
Frédéric Jenny, Chairman, Competition Committee, OECD (Presentation)

Andrey Tsarikovskiy, Stats-Secretary, Deputy Head of the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia (Presentation)

 

Nicola Theron, Professor of Economics, University of Stellenbosch

 

Siyabulela Tsengiwe, Chief Commissioner, International Trade Administration Commission

 

Hardin Ratshisusu, Deputy Commissioner, Competition Commission South Africa

 

Hassan Qaqaya, Senior Fellow, Global Competition and Consumer law Program, Melbourne Law school, University of Melbourne, Australia

13h30 – 15h00
BOOK LAUNCH: “BREAKING DOWN BARRIERS: UNLOCKING AFRICA’S POTENTIAL
THROUGH VIGOROUS COMPETITION POLICY”
LUNCH
15h00 – 16h15 Parallel 1A: Parallel 1B:
Chair: Willem Boshoff Chair: Richard Murgatroyd
Discussant: Professor Marc Ivaldi Discussant: Professor Ioannis Lianos
A Review of the Competition Commission’s Decision in the CBE and Other Exemption Applications

Authors: Mbongiseni Ndlovu, Ronald Rateiwa and Shadrack Rambau

Review of Abuse of Dominance Provisions of the Competition Act – Is it Necessary?

Authors: Nompucuko Nontombana and Itumeleng Lesofe

The Role of Ex-post Evaluation in Assessing the Efficacy of Competition Policy Decisions: Lessons Learnt from Recent Case Studies


Authors: Phil Alves
and Fatima Fiandeiro

How Effective is the Enforcement of Predatory Conduct Provisions in South Africa? A Review of the Recent Tribunal Decision in the Media 24 Case

Authors: Genna Robb

Barriers to Entry and Implications for Competition Policy

Authors: Simon Roberts

16h15 – 16h30
TEA BREAK
16h30 – 17h45 Parallel 2A: Parallel 2B:
Chair: Uttam Chand Nahta Chair: Professor James Fairburn
Discussant: Professor Chiara Fumagalli Discussant: Professor Heski Bar-Isaac
Price Signalling and the South African Competition Act

Authors: Neil Mackenzie, Ombline Anceline and Florence de Bakker

 

The Use of Profitability in Competition Analysis: Role and Reasoning

Authors:
Helen Kean

Competition Policy in Kenya: To What Extent is the Mergers and Acquisition Provisions Effective in Kenya

Authors: Ruth Mosoti and Elizabeth Macharia

How competitive are markets for telecommunications services in South Africa?

 

Authors: Ryan Hawthorne

Ensuring the Effectiveness of Competition Policy: a Case Study of Cartel Criminalisation

Authors: Dr Peter Whelan

The Effectiveness of Merger Control in South Africa: Selected Case Studies
Authors: Sunel Grimbeek
and Katerina Barzeva

Unbundling the Incumbent and Entry into Fiber: Evidence from France
Authors: Lukasz Grzybowski
 

19h00 – 22h00 NETWORKING DINNER

DAY 2
08h30 – 09h45 Parallel 3A: Parallel 3B:
Chair: Makgale Mohlala Chair: Bukhosibakhe Majenge
Discussant: Professor Joseph Harrington Discussant: Willem Boshoff
Impact of Competition Enforcement in the Cement Industry in South Africa


Authors: Nicola Theron

Assessment of Post-merger Coordinated Effects: Characterization by Simulations

Authors: Marc Ivaldi and Vicente Lagos

An unobserved components model of collusion overcharge: the South African cement cartel

 


Author: Willem Boshoff

A Review of Recent Merger Interventions and Judgements in South Africa and Their Implications for Economic Efficiency and Other Regulatory Objectives

Authors: Chris Hart and Richard Murgatroyd

Effective Enforcement of Anti-Competitive Agreements in the Netherlands


Author: Annalies Outhuijse

 Vertical Information Restraints: The Pro- and Anti-Competitive Impacts of Minimum Advertised Price Restrictions

Authors: John Asker and Heski Bar-Isaac

Measuring the Effectiveness of Anti-Cartel Interventions: A Conceptual Framework

Authors: Yannis Katsoulacos, Evgenia Motchenkova, David Ulph

09h45 – 10h00
TEA BREAK
10h00 – 12h00
POLICY LECTURE
Dennis Davis, Judge President: Competition Appeal Court, Republic of South Africa
Moderator: Tembinkosi Bonakele, Commissioner, Competition Commission South Africa
(The session will reflect on the effectiveness of competition enforcement in South Africa)
PANEL DISCUSSION
Reflections on the Effectiveness of Competition Enforcement in South Africa
Chair: Penelope Andrews, Professor and Dean of Law, University of Cape Town
Speakers:
Dennis Davis, Judge President: Competition Appeal Court, Republic of South Africa

Thandi Orleyn, Executive Director, Peotona Group

David Lewis, Executive Director, Corruption Watch

Michael Katz, Chairman, ENSafrica

 

David Unterhalter SC, Advocate, Group 621

Menzi Simelane, Advocate and Advisor to the Minister of Human Settlements

12h00 – 12h20

BOOK LAUNCH – “COMPETITION LAW ENFORCEMENT IN BRICS AND DEVELOPING COUNTRIES”

Edited by Yannis Katsoulacos and Frédéric Jenny
12h20 – 12h30 Norman Manoim, Chairperson, Competition Tribunal
12h30 – 14h00
LUNCH

 

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