Region: Africa & Middle East

WhatsApp defends threat to remove covid-19 chatbot

Privacy concerns justify WhatsApp’s threat to ban a South African digital messaging service from using its platform to spread government-issued messages about the coronavirus pandemic, counsel to WhatsApp and Facebook has argued.

18 January 2021

Facebook accused of illegally banning coronavirus messaging service from WhatsApp

An online “chatbot” that uses WhatsApp to send covid-19 updates and test results to South Africans has asked the Competition Tribunal of South Africa for an emergency injunction to stop Facebook kicking it off the platform.

13 January 2021

Egypt names new competition head

The Egyptian government has appointed Mahmoud Momtaz to chair the country’s antitrust watchdog, just two years after he left his position as head of competition policy at the agency.

06 January 2021

From the enforcer: Competition Authority

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18 December 2020

South Africa: private practice perspective

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18 December 2020

Israel private practice perspective

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18 December 2020

Fasken hires from Hogan Lovells in South Africa

Lesley Morphet has left Hogan Lovells to co-chair Fasken Martineau DuMoulin’s antitrust practice in Johannesburg.

16 December 2020

Israel

Featured in GCR 100 2021

Israel’s competition lawyers remain extremely busy, confronted with domestic and international mergers, an active enforcer and a robust private litigation regime.

11 December 2020

South Africa

Featured in GCR 100 2021

Competition lawyers in South Africa work on the other side of the table to an enforcer that is unique in prioritising the welfare of historically disadvantaged persons in its analysis and remedies.

11 December 2020

OECD examines competition through a "gender lens"

The Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development is launching seven projects examining the impact of gender on antitrust analysis, including research into whether collusion levels differ between men and women.

30 November 2020

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