Mergers, complaints and regulations that impact on the manufacturing and consumer goods sectors often have extensive effects on downstream industry and consumers.
Our economists have a deep understanding of various key sectors in manufacturing and have been involved in landmark abuse of dominance cases in the sector such as the excessive pricing complaint against Mittal, the Nationwide Poles price discrimination case, complaints against Sasol Chemical Industries, the ANSAC/Botash cartel case and the SAB distribution case. Our team has also worked on cartels in the milling and dairy industries. We have also been involved in providing analysis for numerous mergers at the Competition Commission stage.
Expert advice to a client in relation to a potential merger in the clothing and textiles sector - South Africa (2014)
Sha’ista Goga and Ryan Hawthorne advised a client on the competition effects of a potential merger in the clothing and textiles sector.
Expert economic advice on the Coca Cola / SAB (bottlers) merger - South Africa (2015-2016)
Simon Roberts, Tamara Paremoer, Reena das Nair, Ryan Hawthorne and Anthea Paelo provided expert advice to the Economic Development Department in relation to the competition and public interest effects the merger between Coca-Cola and SAB (bottlers) in South Africa.