n Without Prejudice - The costs of competition litigation : competition law/litigation

Volume 14, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1681-178X


In the merger between Pioneer Hi Bred International Inc (Pioneer) and Pannar Seed (Pty) Ltd (Pannar Seed), two prominent hybrid maize seed breeding companies, an unexpected turn of events saw the matter being referred to the Constitutional Court. The issue was unrelated to the effect of the merger on competition but rather to a costs order granted against the Competition Commission.

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