Region: Africa & Middle East

South African tribunal urged to consult rivals on revised remedies in recycling merger appeal

South Africa’s Competition Tribunal is mulling if it can consider amended remedy proposals that have been revised on the final day of an appeal hearing as a pair of recycling companies challenge the national antitrust enforcer’s prohibition of their tie-up.

02 February 2023

Egypt uncovers two big-rigging cartels

The Egyptian Competition Authority has identified two separate cartels that rigged tender procedures run by public electricity distributors to purchase street lamp posts and galvanised steel pipes.

02 February 2023

UPDATE: Unilever settles abuse of buyer power probe in Kenya

The Competition Authority of Kenya has settled an abuse of buyer power investigation into Unilever after the company promised to reduce payment deadlines to its suppliers and increase procurement from local businesses.

25 January 2023

Kenya appoints acting competition boss

The Competition Authority of Kenya has named Adano Wario as its interim head following the departure of the agency’s first-ever director-general Wang'ombe Kariuki.

11 January 2023

Zimbabwe accepts divestiture offer to end gun-jumping probe

Zimbabwe's antitrust enforcer has given a fridge manufacturer’s parent company six months to divest its stake in the business after a gun-jumping investigation into a rival’s minority investment.

15 December 2022

Israel imposes first-ever excessive pricing fine

Israel’s Competition Authority has fined drug distributor MBI Pharma €2.2 million for abusing its dominance by charging unfairly high prices for a life-saving genetic disorder treatment drug, marking the enforcer’s first-ever excessive pricing infringement decision.

14 December 2022

Uganda steps towards competition regime

After two decades of inaction, Uganda’s parliament is considering a bill that would introduce a competition law regime and centralise enforcement with the government’s trade ministry.

13 December 2022

South Korea

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Under new leader Han Ki-jeong, Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) has signalled its intention to take tougher action against anticompetitive behaviour that impacts taxpayers.

12 December 2022

Israel

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Israel’s competition bar works opposite a sophisticated enforcer that routinely pursues criminal cartel cases.

12 December 2022

Israel: Class actions – litigation, policy and latest developments

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02 December 2022

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