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
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Overview of the Moroccan merger control regime
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The Moroccan merger control regime has been fully operational in its current form since December 2018.
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.
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.
Increasing African antitrust enforcement places focus on due process
Competition authorities across Africa are increasingly taking enforcement action ...
ECA introduces pre-notification regime for horizontal mergers in Egypt
There is effectively no merger control regime in Egypt, at least not in the terms comparable to those in other jurisdictions.
Competition law comes to the fore in West Africa
Although competition law enforcement in Africa has primarily been limited to Eastern and Southern Africa, two recent developments have brought competition law to the fore in West Africa.
Penalties for failing to notify mergers will increase in South Africa
In March 2019, the Competition Commission published its latest guidelines for the determination of administrative penalties for failure to notify mergers and implementation of mergers.