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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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MMAKS Advocates

Private equity investment in Uganda and the proposed Competition Bill

Uganda has historically had no national law on competition but rather sector specific competition laws for example in the banking, telecommunications, and energy sectors. In 2022, however, the Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives (Minister) tabled before Par..

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ENSafrica

Competition concerns as the President of Uganda assents to the Petroleum Supply (Amendment) Act 2023

The Petroleum Supply (Amendment) Act, 2023 has received Presidential assent in a record-breaking ten days from the date that it was passed by Parliament. In the meantime, the Competition Bill, 2023 which was passed over two months ago still awaits assent, well beyon..

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Bowmans

Proposed Guidelines on the Approach to Public Interest in Merger Control

The Competition Commission (Commission) has published Draft Amended Public Interest Guidelines relating to Merger Control (Guidelines). The Guidelines are aimed at providing clarity to businesses and practitioners on the Commission’s approach to the assessment of the..

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Webber Wentzel

Competition Commission's Draft Public Interest Guidelines for Mergers published for public comment

Businesses have anxiously been seeking clarity on the application of public interest conditions in merger transactions. It is anticipated that the Competition Commission's draft public interest guidelines for mergers will provide some clarity on its approach to public int..

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