Mondaq All Regions - South Africa: Anti-trust/Competition Law
Hogan Lovells
The much-anticipated Competition Amendment Act 18 of 2018 (Amendment Act), has been signed into law by President Cyril Ramaphosa.
Adams & Adams
President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed the Competition Amendment Bill ("the Amendment Act") into law. It is a significant moment for competition law and enforcement in South Africa
ENSafrica
As promised during his State of the Nation Address on 7 February 2019, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has today, 13 February 2019, signed the Competition Amendment Act, 2019 (the "Amendments") into law.
ENSafrica
Despite its progress, however, the Bill is not yet operational.
ENSafrica
In addition to national competition regulators, Africa features a number regional bodies that have competition regulations.
ENSafrica
The role of public interest considerations in the context of the merger control regime is elevated under the Revised Competition Bill.
Fasken
The Competition Act (‘Act') is first and foremost national in its focus. This is clear from its objects set out in the Act's Preamble and Purpose.
ENSafrica
On 15 December 2017, the South African Department of Trade and Industry (the "DTI") published a memorandum of understanding entered into between the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission...
Fasken
The South African Competition Commission has since the beginning of 2017 prohibited eleven intermediate mergers and has recommended that four large mergers be prohibited.
Fasken
One might think that competition law would applaud a firm that submits an independent and competitive bid, in response to a tender aimed at lowering prices.
Fasken
That may be a take-away from observing the recent clearance by the South African authorities of the DowDuPont global merger of equals covering markets for agricultural products...
Fasken
On 18 September 2017, the Competition Commission is expected to commence a market inquiry into data services in South Africa. This is the sixth market inquiry to be initiated by the Commission.
Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
Directors and managers in South Africa will face personal criminal liability and jail time for participation in a cartel.
ENSafrica
According to the Terms of Reference, the Commission plans to initiate the Inquiry because it has reason to believe that there are features in the sector that may prevent, distort, or restrict competition.
ENSafrica
South African Minister of Economic Development, Ebrahim Patel, has announced that, from 1 May 2016, cartel conduct (price fixing, market allocation and collusive tendering) comprises criminal activity.
ENSafrica
The Competition Tribunal has imposed a record penalty of R10-million for failure to notify the competition authorities of a merger.
ENSafrica
The essence of the complaint made by the Competition Commission ("the Commission") was that SCI charged excessive prices for purified propylene and polypropylene between 2004 and 2007.
ENSafrica
In the guidelines, the Commission outlined a broad 5-step analysis which it will undertake in respect of all proposed transactions with a public interest dimension.
ENSafrica
Prior to the Amendment the monetary thresholds for merger notifications for transactions in the Common Market are set at zero.
Shepstone & Wylie
2015 started with a key but largely unsung victory for South African Breweries ("SAB") in its ongoing battle with the Competition Commission.
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ENSafrica
As promised during his State of the Nation Address on 7 February 2019, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has today, 13 February 2019, signed the Competition Amendment Act, 2019 (the "Amendments") into law.
ENSafrica
In addition to national competition regulators, Africa features a number regional bodies that have competition regulations.
Adams & Adams
President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed the Competition Amendment Bill ("the Amendment Act") into law. It is a significant moment for competition law and enforcement in South Africa
ENSafrica
The role of public interest considerations in the context of the merger control regime is elevated under the Revised Competition Bill.
ENSafrica
Despite its progress, however, the Bill is not yet operational.
Fasken
One might think that competition law would applaud a firm that submits an independent and competitive bid, in response to a tender aimed at lowering prices.
Fasken
The Competition Act (‘Act') is first and foremost national in its focus. This is clear from its objects set out in the Act's Preamble and Purpose.
ENSafrica
On 15 December 2017, the South African Department of Trade and Industry (the "DTI") published a memorandum of understanding entered into between the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission...
Fasken
The South African Competition Commission has since the beginning of 2017 prohibited eleven intermediate mergers and has recommended that four large mergers be prohibited.
Fasken
That may be a take-away from observing the recent clearance by the South African authorities of the DowDuPont global merger of equals covering markets for agricultural products...
Fasken
On 18 September 2017, the Competition Commission is expected to commence a market inquiry into data services in South Africa. This is the sixth market inquiry to be initiated by the Commission.
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