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Baker McKenzie

South Africa: Lifeline for ports and rail industry: Draft block exemption regulations for ports and rail 2024

The draft block exemption for ports and rail ("Regulations") was published for public comment on 18 June 2024. The Regulations relax the competition law rules that typically regulate market conduct. This applies in limited circumstances and when the sole purpose of the ag..

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Kenya: Competition (Amendment) Bill, 2024 – A new chapter in competition law enforcement

The Competition Authority of Kenya has initiated amendments to the Competition Act, Chapter 504, Laws of Kenya. On 28 May 2024, the Competition Authority published the Competition (Amendment) Bill, 2024 and invited the public to submit comments on the proposed changes. Th..

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Webber Newd

Protection Of Competition: The Impact On Mergers

The Competition Act, 2022, provides a landmark development in the Lesotho commercial landscape and it brings the Kingdom of Lesotho within touching distance of neighbouring South Africa in respect of the way business transactions are scrutinised for anti-competitive behav..

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Webber Newd

Lesotho's Competition Act, 2022: On the Verge of Implementation

The publication of the Competition Act, 2022 marked a significant milestone in Lesotho's economic landscape. Previously, the Kingdom of Lesotho relied on common law principles to address instances of unfair competition, resulting in inadequate enforcement against anti-com..

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Webber Wentzel

The Competition Commission publishes revised Public Interest Guidelines

On 20 March 2024, the Competition Commission of South Africa published revised Public Interest Guidelines relating to merger control. The Revised Guidelines follow the Draft Public Interest Guidelines, which were published for public comment in October 2023. Although the ..

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LEX Africa

The enhancement of Competition and Consumer Protection regulation in Zambia by the new amendments to the Competition and Consumer Protection Act

On 26 December 2023, the Competition and Consumer Protection (Amendment) Act No. 21 of 2023 was passed into law, effectively amending various provisions of the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission Act No. 24 of 2010. The new changes to the Principal Act are the ..

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Katende, Ssempebwa Advocates

Competition Law Alert: Uganda passes the Competition Act 2023

Uganda’s arduous journey to a domestic general competition law regime that started 20 years ago in 2004 has culminated in the passing of the Competition Act 2023. The Act has the stated objective of promoting and sustaining fair competition in markets in Uganda as well as..

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Clyde & Co.

Competition Authority of Kenya Imposes USD 6.8M Penalty on Alleged Abuse of Buyer Power

The Competition Authority of Kenya, in a recent decision, has fined a major player in the retail sector approx. USD 6.8M for abuse of buyer power. The freedom of parties to freely negotiate the terms under which they are willing to enter into a contract with each other re..

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KTA Advocates

Navigating Uganda’s New Competition Landscape: A Guide to the Competition Act 2023’s Key Developments and Implications

Uganda’s long-awaited Competition Act, 2023 was assented to by H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on 6 February 2024, and marks a significant step towards establishing a comprehensive competition legal regime in the country. This article aims to provide an overview of the major c..

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