After almost two decades of discussion, Nigeria’s government has enacted the country’s first competition law to establish a national competition authority and give the country’s president the power to regulate prices in any one sector.
Pakistan’s competition authority has fined a major newspaper association for imposing discriminatory and arbitrary rules that restricted its members’ ability to negotiate advertising deals.
South Africa’s constitutional court has held that a company does not not need to notify the competition authority when it acquires a new form of control over a subsidiary, provided it previously obtained merger approval from the enforcer.
Much has been written about controversial new changes to South Africa’s competition law, but in 2019 the country will see how those unprecedented amendments begin to affect enforcement.
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