James is the managing partner of the competition and regulatory economics practice at Genesis Analytics. He has earned a reputation as one of the most respected economists in the competition law field in South Africa. Under his guidance, Genesis has become the most experienced group of competition economists in South Africa. James has provided expert testimony before the Competition Tribunal in many of the landmark cases for South African precedent, including both mergers and prohibited practices complaints. He has assisted numerous companies when engaging with the Competition Commission, and through providing advice on the design of compliant business practices which address business objectives. James' clients include blue-chip South African and international firms as well as the Competition Commission itself.
James has led an array of regulatory work in telecommunications having advised the regulator (ICASA) on a number of matters as well as regulated firms, in broadcasting, where he has a longstanding relationship with the largest DTH subscription broadcaster in Africa and in health where James' experience includes various matters relating to price regulation in pharmacies, OTC medicines and the private hospital sector. In addition, James has been engaged by clients in pursuit and defence of large damages claims arising from competition and contractual disputes.
James is widely published in refereed journals and is the author of several chapters in books, many conference papers (international and local) and a variety of articles in other publications.
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