Chris Charter

Director in competition & regulatory practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
Location:South Africa


Chris Charter is director in the competition and regulatory practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr business law firm. Contact Charter on tel: +27 (0)11 562 1053 or email moc.hdcald@retrahc.sirhc.
Commission vs Yara and Omnia: did the supreme court get it right?

On 13 September 2013, the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) upheld the commission's appeal against a decision by the Competition Appeal Court (CAC) in respect of the commission's referral of a complaint against Omnia and Yara.

By Chris Charter 27 Sep 2013

Tribunal keeps commission's secrets safe

In an interlocutory matter concerning the Competition Commission's ongoing attempt to prosecute Telkom for alleged abuse of dominance in wholesale internet access, the Competition Tribunal has dealt with the extent to which a respondent should have access to the commission's internal reports and other information leading to a referral.

By Chris Charter 10 Apr 2013

The COMESA Competition law regime is born

The COMESA Competition Commission is intended to administer a supra-regional competition and consumer protection regime, and its sudden appearance on the scene in January 2013 is not without controversy.

By Chris Charter 27 Mar 2013

There was an old lady who swallowed a horse...

Consumers have been encouraged by the acting Consumer Commissioner to "seek redress" under the Consumer Protection Act (CPA) concerning the content of their meat products but consumers looking for a payday will be most likely be disappointed.

By Chris Charter 8 Mar 2013

Media24 "predatory pricing" case referred to tribunal

The recent announcement by the Competition Commission that it will refer Media24 to the Competition Tribunal will be the first occasion that the commission has referred a predatory pricing case to the tribunal. This case will be watched with interest by practitioners, economists and any dominant firms that seek to price aggressively, or introduce "fighting brands" and "loss leaders" as part of their sales strategy.

By Chris Charter 7 Nov 2011

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