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Enforcement of awards across Africa – 42 of Africa’s 54 states have now acceded to the New York Convention
On 4 March, 2021, Malawi acceded to the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (New York Convention), becoming the 167th state party to the Convention.
Connecting the dots – the case for transmission PPPs in Africa
Assessing the procurement risk of energy concession awards in francophone Africa
In this article, we will look at how such risks can be mitigated and whether the concerns of the lenders can often be addressed in a way that does not impede the financing.
African Legal Support Facility examines the future prospects for PPP transactions in Africa
On 9 December 2020, the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) convened a webinar to examine the weaknesses exposed by the pandemic, and the potential solutions and new trajectories for African governments.
Adoption of Egyptian whistleblower programme brings the effectiveness of African leniency regimes into focus
On 28 June 2020, the Egyptian Competition Authority (ECA) adopted a leniency policy under the Egyptian antitrust regime.
South African Competition Commission reveals wide scope of buyer power provisions
On 12 May 2020, the South African Competition Commission (the Commission) published its enforcement policy on the new buyer power provisions of the South African competition regime.
Prohibition of Namibian cement merger due to potential collusion
On 3 August 2020, the Namibian Competition Commission (NCC) prohibited the acquisition of Schwenk Namibia (Pty) Ltd (SN) by West China Cement Ltd (WCC) due to concerns of collusion in Namibian cement sector.
Conditions overturned in Telkom Kenya/Airtel Kenya merger in first appeal under Kenyan Competition Act
On 4 May 2020, the Kenyan Competition Tribunal (the Tribunal) overturned a number of the conditions imposed by the Competition Authority of Kenya (CAK) on the Telkom Kenya/Airtel Kenya merger.
South Africa: Competition Commission’s focus on market inquiries paying dividends
Since the inaugural market inquiry in 2006, the Competition Commission (the Commission), the South African competition authority, has completed a further four market inquires with another one currently ongoing.