The Competition Tribunal of South Africa has dismissed allegations that a health and safety provider agreed to fix prices, after finding the country's competition enforcer did “very little” to investigate the facts after receiving what it thought was a smoking gun email.
Israel’s competition enforcer has issued a draft consent decree intended to ease the way for consumers to bring damages actions against Tnuva, after the milk and dairy food processor admitted facilitating agreements with supermarket chains to increase the retail price of its products.
The Saudi Arabian cabinet’s decision to restructure the country’s competition authority could make the enforcer more independent, lawyers in the region say.
Recent reforms to Egypt’s competition regime included unusual amendments that would treat companies owned by family members as parts of the same single economic unit. Mohamed ElFar at Baker & McKenzie in Cairo examines the amendment and its potential effects on the rapidly developing Egyptian competition enforcement scene.
With just over a month to go before GCR lands in Cape Town for its second African competition conference, top antitrust authority officials from a range of African jurisdictions are poised to tackle key topics and questions facing the region.
The planned merger of CMS Cameron McKenna, Nabarro and Olswang will create a five-partner competition practice in the UK.
Claudio Donato Monge and Marco López Volio
Daniel Pino Arroba and Paulette Ocampo
Alejandra Palacios Prieto
Paloma Alcántara and Fernando Carreño
Davit Akman, Ian Macdonald and François Baril
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
Satyen Dhana, Christine Graham and Jacqueline Vallat
CMS Cameron McKenna (London)