n Without Prejudice - Consistency in penalties for failure to notify : competition law
|Article Title||Consistency in penalties for failure to notify : competition law|
|© Publisher:||JetBlue Publishers (Pty) Ltd|
|Author||Justin Balkin and Nicole Moreton|
|Publication Date||Aug 2008|
|Pages||10 - 11|
Recently, the Competition Tribunal refused to confirm a settlement agreement entered into between the Competition Commission, Netcare and Community Hospital Group (CHG) for, inter alia, the failure by Netcare and CHG to obtain the approval of the competition authorities prior to implementation of a merger between them. This has given rise to some debate as to whether or not the approach adopted by the competition authorities in relation to pre-implementation of mergers has been consistent.
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