LIQUIDATORS FOR NATIONWIDE AIRLINES
Bowmans advised as Competition counsel to the liquidators for Nationwide Airlines (Nationwide), the Tshwane Trust in a case against South African Airways (SAA) in the first damages claim in South Africa resulting from a prohibited practice under the Competition Act. The nature of Nationwide Airlines’ claim was accordingly the second of its kind to be brought in South African law and the first to be litigated, setting a precedent within South African Competition Law. This matter was nominated for the Global Competition Review Awards 2017 Litigation of the year – Non-cartel prosecution: Creative, strategic and innovative litigation on behalf of plaintiffs in a non-cartel private action. On 28 March 2017, this matter was the winner of its category, overtaking competition litigation matters from all around the world.