302017Mar
Grabbing cartels by the horns – Mauritius

Grabbing cartels by the horns – Mauritius

As the chase for corporate supremacy continues, the number of corporate gaffes continue to grow. On the 1st of March 2017, the Competition Commission of Mauritius (“CCM”) announced a temporary amnesty for initiators of cartels to come forward and take advantage of its Leniency Programme. The Guidelines on Collusive Agreements (“CCM3”) have been amended to…

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132016Oct
What South Africa can learn about its WEF Global Competitiveness Index rank

What South Africa can learn about its WEF Global Competitiveness Index rank

There are areas that threaten to unseat the country from capitalising on the global attention it receives… The Global Competitiveness Index has ranked South Africa the second most competitive economy in Sub-Saharan Africa. Globally, the country has been placed 47th out of 138 economies. The World Economic Forum’s annual report assesses economic openness based on…

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122016Jul
Competition Authorities in SADC sign Co-operation MOU

Competition Authorities in SADC sign Co-operation MOU

During June 2016, ten competition authorities in the following countries in the Southern Africa Development Community (“SADC”) signed a memorandum of understanding (“MOU”).  These ten authorities are from Botswana, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania and Zambia. The MOU provides that it takes effect once it has been signed by ten authorities…

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192016Jan

LEX Africa Chairperson appointed co-chair of IBA Antitrust Committee

LEX Africa would like to congratulate its Chairperson Pieter Steyn for his appointment as co-chair of the Antitrust committee of the International Bar Association (IBA). Pieter became the first ever African co-chair of the Antitrust Committee from 1 January 2016. As co-chair his responsibilities will include co-chairing the IBA competition/communications conference in Amsterdam in June 2016…

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272014May

LEX Africa sponsors International Bar Association Conference on African competition law

African competition law is becoming increasingly important for business and investors with significant developments like the new COMESA merger control regime drawing international attention. The IBA’s Antitrust Committee held its first conference on the African continent in Cape Town on 7 and 8 March 2014. The conference was sponsored by LEX Africa and its South…

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42014Feb

Call to attend the 10th IBA Competition Conference

The Antitrust Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA) is holding a conference in Cape Town on 7 and 8 March 2014. The conference is being sponsored by LEX Africa and the South African LEX Africa member Werksmans and will focus on African competition law developments and comparative international trends. Werksmans has advised clients on competition…

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