AAT, BRICS, personnel, South Africa

In-house competition counsel joins leading African antitrust blog

We are pleased to present the latest addition to the ranks of AAT authorship: Mark Griffiths.

Mark Griffiths is Competition Counsel for Barclays Africa Group and is accountable for competition risk management across the African continent for Barclays.  Mark is heavily involved in antitrust and merger matters across twelve African jurisdictions with active competition authorities.  He has been involved in a number of pivotal developments across the region.

Prior to his appointment with the Barclays Group in 2007, he was a senior associate (admitted as a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales) in the EU and Competition practice of Clifford Chance (London).  He also previously worked for DG Competition at the European Commission as well as being specialist legal advisor to the House of Lords EU Select Committee on the EU Financial Services Action Plan.

Mark is a regular contributor to a range of legal journals as well as a regular speaker on African competition law at local and international conferences. Mark has attended meetings of the International Competition Network as a NGA. He has an LLB (University of Southampton, UK) and an LLM in European Law (College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium).

A full list of contributors to our site is available here: https://africanantitrust.com/about/

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AAT, BRICS, economics, personnel, South Africa

Competition economist joins panel of AfricanAntitrust.com blog authors

Patrick Smith is a partner at RBB Economics.  Previously a chemical engineer, Patrick applies economics, econometrics and industrial expertise to competition policy, litigation and arbitration.

He has testified and consulted to parties, agencies and interveners in high-profile, complex and multi-jurisdictional proceedings over the past decade.  These include leading roles in cases such as:

Syniverse/MACH, Bread, Universal/EMI, Gold Circle/Kenilworth Racing, Thaba Chueu/SamQuarz, First Quantum v DRC, Pioneer/Pannar, Sun Capital/DSP, Dow/Rohm & Haas, InBev/Anheuser Busch, ABF/GBI, Polymers and Inco/Falconbridge.

Patrick is a regular speaker on antitrust economics at conferences and seminars around the world.

We look forward — as do you, we expect — to reading Patrick’s insightful takes on competition law & economics!

Patrick Smith, RBB, author

Patrick Smith, RBB, author (South Africa)

A full list of contributors to our site is available here: https://africanantitrust.com/about/

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AAT, BRICS, event, personnel

New author joins leading African competition blog

We are pleased to report that Luke Kelly has joined AfricanAntitrust.

Our newest contributing author, Luke Kelly, is an advocate of the High Court of South Africa and member of the Cape Bar.  He holds a masters degree in competition law from King’s College London and currently teaches competition law on a part-time basis at the University of Cape Town.

We look forward — as do you, we expect — to reading Luke’s insightful takes on competition law in South Africa and elsewhere on the continent.

A full list of contributors to our site is available here: https://africanantitrust.com/about/

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