The public interest test in Africa: purpose or folly?

Mark Briggs

09 February 2016

The public interest test in Africa: purpose or folly?

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In Africa, a continent with stubbornly high unemployment and a history of economic disenfranchisement, public interest tests are the norm during merger reviews. Mark Briggs examines whether competition agencies are best placed to consider those disparate and often politically charged factors, both in Africa and elsewhere.