Developments across African jurisdictions are placing dominant buyers in the crosshairs of regulators.
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Algeria: Any reason to consider investing in 2020?
The Algerian Government recently announced that it will put an end to the 49-51 rule prohibiting foreign majority shareholdings and is going to encourage foreign investments.
English Court stayed enforcement of a multi-billion award for an abandoned gas plant against Nigeria
In August this year the English High Court allowed enforcement of a US$9.6 billion arbitration award against Nigeria in favour of a BVI gas company (P&ID) founded by two Irish individuals.
New Mining Code in Mali
The trend of mining reforms in West and Central Africa continues, this time in Mali, Africa’s 3rd largest gold producer
Risk/reward of Zambia’s competition amnesty programme needs clarification
On 1 September 2019, the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC), the Zambian competition authority, announced a six month amnesty programme for businesses to come forward
Robust debate needed on AfCFTA’s Competition Protocol
The possible impact of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) on African competition regimes has not received much attention to date despite the fact that ...
First merger approved under Angolan merger control regime
The newly created Angolan competition authority, the Autoridade Reguladora da Concorrência (ARC), has approved its first merger since becoming operational in early 2019.
Mining arbitration in Africa
Disputes in the mining sector in Africa are increasing, as states seek to renegotiate long term agreements and influence the revenue balance set out in joint venture agreements.
Mauritius moves towards a mandatory merger control regime
Reforms are underway in Mauritius to introduce a mandatory merger control regime.
Major amendments to the South African competition regime brought into effect
Following a presidential proclamation on 12 July 2019, a package of wide-ranging and sweeping reforms to the South African (SA) competition regime have been brought into force with immediate effect.