About Claire Avidon

Claire Avidon was admitted to the Johannesburg Society of Advocates in 2016, and holds BA and LLB degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand and an LLM from the University of Cambridge. Her preferred areas of interest include administrative law, commercial law, competition law, public law and white collar crime. Prior to joining the Johannesburg Bar, Claire was a clerk to Justice Cameron at the Constitutional Court. She was also an admitted attorney practising at Bowman Gilfillan (now Bowmans).

Backpedalling From A Cartel

Omnico (Pty) Limited and Another v Competition Commission and Others 142/CAC/JUNE16 (19 December 2016)

On 19 December 2016, the Competition Appeal Court (“CAC”) handed down its decision in the bicycle cartel case, Omnico (Pty) Limited and Another v Competition Commission and Others.  The CAC was asked to consider whether the silent participation by firms at a meeting where cartel activity was discussed amounts to a price-fixing cartel, in contravention of section 4(1)(b)(i) of the Competition Act, 89 of 1998.  At the […]