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Will the U.S. Draft Merger Guidelines Influence Merger Control in South Africa?
 |  Oct 19, 2023

By Helen Kean Redpath & Phil Alves1   I. Introduction The new draft merger guidelines (“DMGs”) are proposing major changes to merger policy in the United States and bringing underlying…

Regulating Africa’s Digital Markets: What to Do, and What Not to Do
 |  Jun 11, 2023

By Folakunmi Pinheiro1 I. Introduction Earlier this year, the African Union passed the Protocol on Competition Policy to the Agreement establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (“AfCFTA”) (hereinafter, the…

Overhauls that Egypt Missed in Its New Amendments to the Egyptian Competition Law
 |  Apr 2, 2023

By Mariem Saad1   I. Background With the recent increase in investments across the African continent, it is vital that we view competition policy as a key driver of economic…

The New Egyptian Merger Control Regime: A Former Enforcer’s Perspective
 |  Feb 13, 2023

By Dr. Amir Nabil1   I. Introduction Almost 17 years after the enactment of the Egyptian Competition Law (“ECL”), pre-merger control was finally introduced through the Law No. 175/2022. In…

Competition Law and Cross-Board Membership: Should Directors Sit on Their Competitors’ Boards?
 |  Dec 18, 2022

By Thula Kaira1   Introduction The purpose of competition law is aimed at ensuring that enterprises effect their market-based decisions in an independent manner (i.e., without the overt knowledge of…

A Competition Law for Africa: Vision for AfCFTA
 |  Oct 13, 2022

By Eleanor M. Fox1   Negotiations are on a fast track for a competition protocol for the African continent. What should be the design?  This is a moment of opportunity. …

Identifying Barriers to Entry: A South African Perspective
 |  Jun 30, 2022

By Willem H. Boshoff1   Abstract: Barriers to entry are now a core concern of South African competition policy. Conventionally, entry barriers represent one factor relevant to assessing the sustainability…

An Africa-Focused Competition Performance Index
 |  Mar 29, 2022

By Oluwatobi Ogundele1   Introduction When we consider international collaboration on competition issues, as well as comparative assessments of the performance of competition authorities globally, it should be noted that…

Competition Across the Radio Spectrum in West Africa: Regional and National Aspects
 |  Jan 6, 2021

By Georgiana Pop & Gonçalo Coelho (World Bank Group)1   Introduction The goal of this article is to help in identifying competition constraints related to the development of an efficient…

Wake Up, NIPOST! It’s Antitrust O’Clock!
 |  Sep 27, 2020

By ‘Damola Adediji & Folakunmi Pinheiro (Olaniwun Ajayi LP)1   Background In a manner reminiscent of the pre-2019 years, the Nigerian Postal Service (“NIPOST”) on July 24, 2020 unilaterally announced…

Enforcing Competition Law and Consumer Protection During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Africa: The Competition Authority of Kenya
 |  Aug 5, 2020

By Vellah Kedogo Kigwiru (Hochschule Für Politik)* I. Introduction This article discusses the measures and the actions that the Competition Authority of Kenya (“CAK”) has undertaken since COVID-19 was declared…

South Africa: Competition Commission Releases Report on Food Price Monitoring
 |  Jul 15, 2020

Following the announcement of the National State of Disaster and widespread complaints of food price escalations, the Commission has today released a report on food price monitoring. The report culminates…

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