n Without Prejudice - Only parties should step up to the plate : competition law

Volume 8, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 1681-178X



When the Competition Commission refers a complaint to the Competition Tribunal, it will often cite the person who initiated the complaint to be a party to the hearing. s53(1)(a) of the Competition Act sets out the circumstances in which persons who are not cited as parties in the Commission's referral can apply to intervene in the Tribunal hearing. Similarly, s53(1)(c) establishes when an interested person who is not a party to a merger may apply to intervene in merger hearings.

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