The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (the Commission), the Nigerian competition authority, has taken a number of measures to implement the Nigerian merger control regime.
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Kenya recognises supremacy of COMESA merger control regime
As part of a package of reforms, the supremacy of the COMESA merger control regime has finally been recognised in Kenya.
Introduction of major amendments to the Botswana competition regime
On 2 December 2019, major amendments to the Botswana competition regime were brought into effect.
Rise of buyer power regulation across Africa
Developments across African jurisdictions are placing dominant buyers in the crosshairs of regulators.
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
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 ...