Region: Africa & Middle East

Enforcer loses South African parliamentary travel bid-rigging case

The Competition Commission of South Africa has lost another case before its Competition Tribunal, which dismissed the enforcer’s allegations that two travel agencies colluded on tenders to provide services to parliamentary officials.

17 January 2020

Enforcer caught removal cartelists too late, South African tribunal rules

The Competition Tribunal of South Africa has dismissed allegations against 11 furniture removal companies and a trade association accused of colluding to pass on highway toll charges to customers.

15 January 2020

Israel imposes conditions on €388 million bank deal

Israel’s Antitrust Authority has conditionally approved a deal between two of the country’s largest banks, subject to one of the banks selling off its diamond crediting business.

13 January 2020

Kenyan brewer accused of bottle abuse

Kenya’s largest brewers are battling over the use of glass bottles, with one accusing its rival of anticompetitively embossing bottles with a logo to prevent competing brands from using them.

08 January 2020

Egypt clears Uber/Careem with data access remedies

Egypt’s Competition Authority has cleared Uber’s acquisition of rival ride-hailing app Careem, subject to several behavioural commitments, including handing over certain data to a potential rival.

02 January 2020

Coca-Cola distributor fined for “broad and significant” vertical restraints

Israel’s Antitrust Authority has fined Coca-Cola’s distribution centre more than €10 million for imposing restrictions on downstream retailers and for violating merger commitments.

02 January 2020

Buyer power abuse banned in Kenya

Kenya’s president has signed off on amendments to the country’s competition law, which for the first time include a prohibition against the abuse of buyer power.

16 December 2019

Merger law still lacks needed reforms, Peruvian lawyers complain

Peru’s new merger control legislation is a “positive” change but “lacks the institutional reform required”, local lawyers have said.

06 December 2019

South African enforcer orders mobile operators to reduce prices

The Competition Commission of South Africa has given Vodacom and MTN two months to lower their prices for data services, or face excessive pricing charges.

04 December 2019

Court overturns Israeli authority’s merger block

An Israeli court has overruled the national competition authority’s decision to block a 1.5 billion shekels (€388 million) deal between two of the country’s largest banks.

03 December 2019

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