Competition/Antitrust

In addition to unpacking the practical considerations relating to merger control and prohibited practices, this category looks at the local competition/antitrust regulatory climate, the competition authorities’ approach to enforcement and their level of cooperation with other countries’ authorities. It also highlights what constitutes a competition/antitrust law violation, who can be held liable and in what circumstances.

Topics covered

The following topics are covered in detail under the Competition/Antitrust category for each country (click to expand):
Legal framework and scope
Trends and practice
Competition/Antitrust

Practical Q&A format

Competition law is growing rapidly across Africa, with the continual introduction of new laws and regulations and increased enforcement by domestic and regional regulators. Competition requirements need to be closely monitored as the consequences of a competition contravention are serious. Our Competition/Antitrust category contains detailed and up-to-date local guidance, in an easy-to-use question-and-answer format, in relation to competition/antitrust requirements in a particular African country. If you have a question that is not answered, we’ll source the response for you. Sample questions include:
Does the country’s competition/antitrust law have extraterritorial reach?
What types of transactions are subject to merger notification and approval?
Do foreign-to-foreign mergers require merger notification and approval?
What factors does the authority consider in its assessment of a merger? To what extent are non-competition factors relevant?
Are restrictive horizontal arrangements between competitors prohibited? If so, what arrangements are prohibited?
Are restrictive vertical arrangements between companies and their suppliers and/or customers prohibited? If so, what arrangements are prohibited?
What powers do enforcing authorities have during investigations?
Is abuse of dominance/monopolistic conduct assessed on a national level only or on a regional level too?

Benefits of the Competition/Antitrust category of Afriwise

If you are transacting in an African country, the Afriwise platform, and this category in particular, is a must. Afriwise is more powerful than any other solution as it provides accurate, up-to-date and plain-language guidance in relation to all your questions, is interactive, and also notifies you when there are legal updates you should be aware of.
Afriwise subscribers benefit from:
  • 24/7 access to our online platform
  • detailed practical guidance and insights on all aspects of this area of law
  • overviews of the applicable laws and upcoming changes, as well as alerts to important legal developments
  • downloadable copies of all relevant laws and regulations
  • direct access to vetted local competition law experts
  • valuable tools such as powerful search engine with relevant filters
  • country comparisons
  • a clarification-request tool
  • note-taking
  • ... and much more.
Gain full visibility across the local competition/antitrust law landscape.

Afriwise connects organisations to outstanding quality and up-to-date legal, risk and business information and local expertise for African countries. We give you deep understanding about African markets, online, and help you proactively comply with local regulations.

Our award-winning solution offers an innovative way to source and stay up to date with all the information necessary to ensure that you understand and comply with local and regional competition laws and practices.

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