42019Jun
ECOWAS Regional Competition Authority launches in The Gambia

ECOWAS Regional Competition Authority launches in The Gambia

The Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (“ECOWAS“) officially launched its Regional Competition Authority today in Banjul, The Gambia. The ECOWAS Regional Competition Authority (“ERCA“) is established to implement the Regional Competition Rules adopted by the ECOWAS Authority in 2008. These Rules essentially promote, maintain and encourage competition while enhancing economic efficiency…

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142018Sep
Cartels in South Africa

Cartels in South Africa

Getting the Deal Through published their 2018 edition of Market Intelligence – Cartels. This publication considers types of infringements the antitrust authority has been focusing on recently: Recent developments to the leniency system Means to speed up or streamline the authority’s decision-making Levels of judicial review Developments to private cartel enforcement Developments in antitrust compliance…

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222018Aug
Developments in Competition Law in Africa

Developments in Competition Law in Africa

African States are increasingly implementing and enforcing competition laws both on a national and a regional basis. This has important implications for foreign and local businesses operating in Africa. At LEX Africa’s June seminar on developments in competition law in Africa, speakers discussed the increasing trend of governments to try and use competition law as…

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252018Jul
South Africa’s Competition Amendment Bill 2018

South Africa’s Competition Amendment Bill 2018

On 12 July 2018, it was announced that the Competition Amendment Bill, 2018 (“Bill“) was officially introduced to the National Assembly. This Bill details far-reaching changes to the Competition Act, 1998 and empowers the Competition Authorities to intervene in markets where they deem it appropriate. The main objective of the amendments as detailed in the…

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172018Jul
New Competition Law in Angola

New Competition Law in Angola

Law no. 5/18, of 10th of May – Competition Law. On the 10th of May of this year, the first Competition Law was approved in Angola. The said Law applies to (i) the economic activities carried out in Angola, whether on a permanent or occasional basis and (i) to the public companies, private companies, cooperative…

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112018Jul
Africa’s trade, competition and growth trends

Africa’s trade, competition and growth trends

LEX Africa recently hosted a series of interactive panel discussions on policy progress and hindrances in the continent that affect its growth. Among the topics covered at a recent LEX Africa seminar on Africa were high growth economies, mining, trade trends and developments in competition law across the region. Dianna Games, CEO of Africa@Work and…

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262018Feb
SA: Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Commission (“Commission”) finalises its first case

SA: Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Commission (“Commission”) finalises its first case

On 23 January 2018, the Commission issued final findings against SAB & T BEE Services (Pty) Ltd (“SAB&T“) and Ms Shameema Ismail (“Ismail“). This is the first case that the Commission has finalised since it was established in April 2016 and resulted from a complaint lodged by Mr Keith Levenstein, the chairperson and founder of…

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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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