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Bowmans

Zambia: Airtel Money and Farm Depot fined for anti-competitive business practices

The Board of Commissioners of the Zambian Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) has fined Airtel Money, a mobile money service provider, and Avian Ventures Ltd, an agro-retail business trading as Farm Depot Zambia, 3% of their ..

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Werksmans Attorneys

Run Forest run! Considering the competition law implication of crypto currency and regulation one ought to say – Competition Commission start running!

The cryptocurrency sector is innovative and fast-moving. Cryptocurrency and crypt exchanges are attracting a lot of focus also as Crypto exchanges have achieved enormous success. But with success (and scale) comes competition law scrutiny, particularly in a sector where t..

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MDR Advogados

Priorities of the Competition Regulatory Authority for 2023

In a seminar held last week in Lisbon the President of the Mozambique Competition Regulatory Authority (CRA) presented a summary of the CFA's main activities since it became operational in 2021, as well as the CRA's priorities for 2023.

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Werksmans Attorneys

Tsunami of a Penalty as “Lucky Monopolist” gets Unlucky

In a rare display of its utmost displeasure, the Competition Tribunal this year imposed the maximum penalty for first time offenders of the Competition Act [1] on Tsutsumani Business Enterprise CC, being 10% of its to..

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Werksmans Attorneys

Small mergers in digital markets are on the Competition Commission’s radar – Final guidelines on small merger notification

The Competition Commission of South Africa (Commission) recently published its final guidelines on small merger notification (Final Guidelines), approximately sixteen months after the Commission issued a draft for public comment.  The Final Guidelines expand on the t..

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Bowmans

South Africa: First dawn raids by the Competition Commission in several years are a reminder to maintain dawn raid readiness

The Competition Commission announced on 25 August 2022 that it had conducted search and seizure operations at the premises of eight insurance companies operating in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and Western Cape provinces.
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MDR Advogados

Legal alert: Mozambique: First Infringement Decisions of the Competition Regulatory Authority

The Competition Regulatory Authority of Mozambique (CRA) became operational early in 2021 and has since been receiving regular merger notifications. However, there was no public knowledge of antitrust investigations initiated by the CRA until the last few days, when the C..

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Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

Robust intervention recommended in the Commission’s preliminary report on the online platform inquiry

On 13 July 2022, the Competition Commission of South Africa (Commission) released for public comment its provisional report (Report) following a 14-month inquiry into the online platforms market (the Inquiry). The document is comprehensive and ambitious in equal mea..

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Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

Abuse of buyer power: Kenyan Competition Authority recovers over KES 38 million from insurance companies

Over the last few months, the Competition Authority of Kenya (CAK) has ramped up its enforcement activities with respect to incidences of abuse of power (ABP).

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