Seventh Annual Conference on Competition Law, Economics & Policy


5 & 6 September 2013

Sandton Sun, Sandton

8:00 Registration
8:45 Welcome & Opening: Yasmin Carrim, Competition Tribunal
09:00-10:30 The interface between Regulation and Competition Law


Speakers: Nicola Theron: Econex, Trudi Makhaya: Competition Commission, Pieter Grootes: ICASA, Ethel Teljeur: Genesis-Analytics

11:00-12:30 Parallel 1A: Regulation A Parallel 1B: Enforcement
The impact of state aid on competition in South Africa
Naasha Loopoo and Magdaleen van Wyk – Competition Commission
Joint To Sole Control – Are You Were Or As You Will Be?

Viresh Ranchod – Genesis Analytics

The Interplay between Call Termination Rate Regulation and Exclusionary Abuse Prohibition: A Case of On-Net/Off-Net Call Price Differentials
Christian Mhlanga and Selelo E. Ramohlola Thabelo Ravhugoni – ICASA
Creeping mergers – should we be concerned? A case study of hospital mergers in South Africa

Genna Robb – Competition Commission

Complementarity and conflict between Regulation and Competition
Khanyisa Qobo – Competition Commission
Abuse of Dominance in South Africa: A Critical Appraisal of Enforcement since Inception

Kasturi Moodaliyar and Keith Weeks

13:30-15:30 Parallel 2A: Cartels: Damages Parallel 2B: Cartels: CLP and Criminalisation
Follow on damages litigation and class actions
Lizel Blignaut, Aidan Scallan and Michael Mbikiwa, ENS
Does section 73A of the Competition Amendment Act 1 of 2009 create reverse onus?
Toto Fiduli, Kwena Mahlakoana and Makgale Mohlala, Competition Commission
Screening in cartel enforcement
Robin Noble and Aline Blankertz, Oxera
Cartel enforcement, the CLP and criminal liability – are competition regulators hamstrung by the Competition Act from co-operating with the NPA, and is this a problem for competition law enforcement?
Natalia Lopes, Jon Seth, Emily Gauntlet and Lee Mendelsohn, ENS
A legal collusion history: bitumen prices in South Africa
Willem Boshoff, Stellenbosch University
Implications Of The New Section 73a – Criminal Sanctions In Cartels
Tsholofelo Letsike, Competition Commission
Quantifying cartel damages: South African policy implications of recent developments

Patrick Smith and Andrew Swan, RBB Economics

16:00-17:30 Parallel 3A: Information exchange, Parallel and Sanctions Parallel 3B: Healthcare
Dealing With Information Exchange
Thandi Lamprecht, Werksmens Attorney
Pharmaceuticals, Patents and Competition: Benefiting from an effective patent examination system
Yu-Fang Wen & Thapi Matsaneng – Competition Commission SA
Focal Point Pricing: A Challenge to the Successful Implementation of Section 10A of the Competition Amendment Act
Mike Holland, Jannie Rossouw and Jessica Staples
Information flows and patient choice as drivers of competition in healthcare
Fatima Fiandeiro and Sarah Girdwood – Genesis Analytics
Economic Evidences to Detect Conscious Price Parallelism in the Indian Cement Industry
Hariprasad C G, Competition Commission
The use of the logit competition index (“LOCI”) as a measure of hospital market power
Geoff Parr: Economist, Norton Rose South Africa
Child collusion a parent responsibility – Sanctioning the parent company in South African Competition Law
Nelly Sakata, Competition Commission
Patents, Intellectual property and generics

Adila Hassim & Umunyana Rugege Section 27

Pricing Behaviour in Manufacturing Industry in South Africa: Implications for Competition Policy
Neelan Govender and Mike Holland,Gordon Institute for Business Science and PriceMetrics (Pty) Ltd
The AstraZeneca case – Expanding the frontiers of abuse of dominance
Neil Mackenzie and Stephen Langbridge
08:30-10:30 Competition Law at a regional Level: Practices, Institutions and Cooperation

Speakers: Mark Griffiths:ABSA, Shan Ramburuth, Stella Onyancha: Kenya, Willard Mwemba, Comesa



Parallel 4: Supra-national Enforcement and Cross country studies of Competition
Fruit from the Neighbour’s Tree: On the Cross-Border Effects of Competition Law Rulings
Mehluli Nxumalo, Competition Commission
An African Sheriff to police anti-competitive behavior – is it the way to go, or not?
Londiwe Senona, Tsholofelo Letsike, Constance Jiki, Competition Commission
Regional competition regimes: A comparative study of the COMESA Competition Commission and the European Competition Commission
Marianne Wagener and Candice Upfold
Navigating the Course of African Competition Law: A Case for Increased Regional Cooperation and Convergence
Daniela Mariotti and Onno Brouwer
Competition dynamics and regional trade flows in the poultry sector: the case of South Africa, Botswana, Namibia and Zambia
Ernest Bagopi, Emmanuel Chokwe, Pamela Halse, Josef Hausiku, Wesley Kalapula, Simon Roberts
Regional competition dynamics in the sugar industry: the case of South AFrice, Botswana, Namibia and Zambia
Competition Authorities of Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zambia
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