Region: South Africa

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

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06 November 2019

Irvine joins Bowmans in South Africa

Heather Irvine has left Falcon & Hume Attorneys to join Bowmans in Johannesburg.

01 November 2019

South African tribunal rejects bid to revive cartel case

The Competition Tribunal of South Africa has refused to allow the country's competition authority to reinstate a complaint against Beefcor and Cape Fruit Processors.

21 October 2019

South Africa publishes buyer power and price discrimination guidelines

South Africa’s competition authority has issued draft guidelines on price discrimination and buyer power that focus on small and medium-sized businesses and historically disadvantaged persons.

18 October 2019

BRICS report questions antitrust framework for digital economy

BRICS competition authorities have released a digital economy report that questions the capabilities of current competition enforcement and calls for increased cooperation between the authorities.

18 September 2019

South Africa clears furniture maker deal with labour commitments

The Competition Tribunal of South Africa has conditionally approved two investment companies' acquisition of a furniture maker, following concerns from a trade union and the country's trade minister.

02 September 2019

South Africa’s finance ministry calls for reforms to improve competition

A position paper by South Africa's finance ministry urges the government to increase competition in a variety of markets through reforms.

29 August 2019

Tribunal slaps down Robben Island price-fixing case

South Africa’s antitrust enforcer failed to prove that two ferry companies fixed prices on boat trips to the historic Robben Island, the country’s specialist tribunal has ruled – despite guilty pleas by three other operators.

20 August 2019

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