Israel’s competition watchdog has approved a three-to-two deal between a pair of rival television broadcasters, because without the merger one of the companies would become insolvent.
The Competition Commission of South Africa has recommended blocking British American Tobacco from buying the country’s leading e-cigarette company, based on concerns about the loss of a potential e-cigarette competitor and exclusionary portfolio effects.
Lawmakers in South Africa are debating amendments to the country’s antitrust laws, which could challenge the Competition Commission’s jurisdiction to review deals that pose national security risks.
When a country misbehaves in the eyes of others, it may find itself on the receiving end of sanctions. Charles McConnell explores how this punishment for political actions can affect economic concentration and competition
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.
Egypt’s competition authority has appointed a new chair and nine board members, while Kuwait’s authority has named Mishal Al-Wazzan as its new executive director.
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)