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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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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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The Vinci Coffee case compounds Uganda’s pressing need for a national competition law

In April 2022, the Ugandan Parliament recommended that a government agreement with Uganda Vinci Coffee Company Limited be terminated on grounds that it was unconstitutional and contravened several other laws of Uga..

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Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

New merger thresholds and notification fees in Zimbabwe

In Zimbabwe, the financial thresholds and filing fees for mandatory merger notification, as well as the advisory opinion application fees have recently been amended.
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Webber Wentzel

Competition Commission increases focus on digital economy

​​​​​​​​In 2020, the South African Competition Commission made clear its intention to increase its focus on the digital economy in South Africa. In its paper Competition in the Digital Economy, the Commission appeared to effectively provide a blueprint for its approach to..

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Mozambique’s most recent changes to the Competition Law Regulation

The Competition Law, approved by Law no. 10/2013, of 11 April, established the legal framework for competition in Mozambique and its respective Regulation was approved by Decree no. 97/2014(“Competition Law Regulation..

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