Middle East & Africa

Controversial new antitrust law enacted in South Africa

South Africa’s president today signed into force sweeping amendments to the country’s competition regime, but lawyers remain unclear about when and how the new law will be enforced.

Nigeria joins the club of African enforcers

Pakistani trade group fined for creating “de facto price alliance”

Merger approval is a “once-off affair”, rules top South African court

Year in Preview: South Africa awaits new competition act

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.

Data can impede cartel prosecutions, Israeli enforcer says

The increasing need to master vast swathes of data when prosecuting cartels poses a huge obstacle and challenge to digital era enforcement, the head of Israel’s Antitrust Authority has warned. Tom Madge-Wyld at GCR Live Women in Antitrust

New leadership at Middle Eastern antitrust agencies

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.

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