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Bahrain
STA Law Firm
Firms conducting anti-competitive behavior may find their agreements to be unenforceable and risk being fined for particularly impaired conduct as well as exposing themselves to possible damages actions.
Kenya
Anjarwalla & Khanna
For the first time in Kenya, the Competition Tribunal has made a ruling which reversed or amended merger conditions that had been imposed by the Competition Authority of Kenya...
Malawi
Bowmans
On 30 October 2020, the Government of the Republic of Malawi (Government), through the Ministry of Trade, initiated a project entitled the Enhancement of Competition...
Mauritius
ENSafrica
The Competition Commission of Mauritius ("CCM") has announced that it will, on an exceptional and temporary basis, run a Guidance Programme in relation to proposed Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Nigeria
LeLaw Barristers & Solicitors
According to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Nigeria's internet penetration as at November, 2018 stood at 108.4 million with 30% broadband penetration rate.
Sefton Fross
Prior to the enactment of FCCPA, there were no laws regulating mergers between non-Nigerian entities which result in a change of control of a Nigerian business (foreign-to-foreign mergers).
South Africa
Bowmans
The South African Competition Commission (Commission) has published a draft paper on Competition in the Digital Economy (Paper). Stakeholders have been invited to submit comments by 30 October 2020.
Bowmans
The Competition Commission's (Commission's) long-running complaint of anticompetitive behaviour against tea processor Rooibos Ltd (Rooibos), reached finality this week.
Bowmans
In July 2018, the South African Competition Commission (Commission) prohibited a small merger involving Chinese owned IRL (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd (IRL) and local mine, Mapochs Mine...
Bowmans
On 13 October 2020, the Competition Tribunal (Tribunal) confirmed, as an order, a consent agreement between Shoprite Checkers (Pty) Ltd (Shoprite) and the Competition Commission (Commission).
ENSafrica
Africa's competition regulatory environment is as unique as it is diverse, with 54 countries and five regional bodies.
Adams & Adams
Companies now have further clarity on the enforcement of competition law, particularly regarding the Competition Act's price discrimination and buyer power provisions.
Fasken
The recent decision of the Constitutional Court in Competition Commission of South Africa v Pickford Removals SA (Pty) Limited may have a material effect on the future prosecution of prohibited practices – including cartel behavior and abuses of dominance.
ENSafrica
On 24 June 2020, the South African Constitutional Court handed down a ground-breaking judgment in the case of Competition Commission of South Africa v Pickfords Removals SA Proprietary Limited.
KISCH IP
Competition is the backbone to any thriving economy. It promotes innovation through new entrants, motivates better quality goods and services, and results in favourable price points for consumers.
ENSafrica
Following the coming into force of the new buyer power provisions of the Competition Act, 1998 (as amended) in February 2020, the Competition Commission has now issued its expected Enforcement Guidelines...
Adams & Adams
The competition authorities, being the Competition Tribunal ("the Tribunal") and the Competition Commission ("the Commission")"), are already in the thick of it when it comes to regulating markets...
KISCH IP
Following hundreds of complaints on social media and to various Governmental Institutions, the Competition Commission recently released a media statement addressing anti-competitive conduct during the state of national disaster.
Adams & Adams
Individuals, corporations and the economy have all fallen victim to the devastating impact of COVID-19 ("the coronavirus"). However, the recent regulations published by the Minister of Trade
ENSafrica
The Competition Tribunal of Kenya handed down its first decision in May 2020 in a matter that entailed the review of various conditions imposed by the Competition Authority of Kenya in its approval of the merger between ...
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