n Without Prejudice - When joint ventures between competitors get the green light : competition law

Volume 7, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 1681-178X



A primary concern of competition law is conduct where two or more competing firms collude for the purpose of reducing rivalry between them so that the colluding firms can exercise market power. In this regard, s4(1)(b) of the Competition Act has a blanket prohibition on the horizontal restrictive practices of price fixing, division of markets and collusive tendering. These restrictive horizontal practices are regarded as per se violations of the Act. Per se liability is generally reserved for only those agreements that are "" (National Soc. of Professional Engineers v. United States, 1978 U.S. 679).

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