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A significant increase in the prohibition of mergers in South Africa

Posted in Competition Litigation, Merger Notification & Review
The South African Competition Commission has since the beginning of 2017 prohibited eleven intermediate mergers and has recommended that four large mergers be prohibited.  This number is substantially higher than 2016, when the Commission prohibited three intermediate mergers and recommended that one large merger be prohibited.  For the period end of September to October 2017,… Continue Reading

South Africa: When a competitive bid is not enough

Posted in Competition Compliance Programs, Competition Litigation
One might think that competition law would applaud a firm that submits an independent and competitive bid, in response to a tender aimed at lowering prices.  Recent experience in South Africa suggests that this is not always the case, and that such a firm may face investigation by the competition authorities precisely because it won… Continue Reading