Competition law considerations are forcing companies to rethink their approach to business. Reports of hefty fines for cartel behaviour and abuses of dominant market positions have become more commonplace.
For the modern company, whether an SME or a large MNC, this means that some attention must be paid to its conduct, as well as the conduct of its competitors, in the marketplace.
We have advised MNCs on their internal programmes geared at facilitating compliance with regional competition laws, developed corporate dawn raid response protocols and participated in trade association meetings with a view to minimising our clients’ risk of becoming embroiled in anti-competitive discussions.
For SMEs, we advise clients on potential actions they can consider against more dominant competitors taking unfair advantage of their relative market positions all the way up to helping identify possible risk areas as they take steps toward expanding overseas and entering new markets.