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ENSafrica
The Health Market Inquiry ("HMI") today released its final findings and recommendations pursuant to its almost six year long investigation into the healthcare industry.
Fasken
It is generally accepted that agreements between competitors to fix prices, allocate markets and collude on tenders almost always have harmful effects on competition
Werksmans Attorneys
Twenty of these happened more than three years before the second initiation. Pickfords relied on section 67(1) to challenge the inclusion of these instances in the complaint.
Tabacks
Guidelines outlining how the competition authorities will calculate penalties for parties who implement notifiable transactions without approval have been published.
Adams & Adams
On 29 August 2019, at the 13th Annual Competition Law, Economics and Policy Conference a signing ceremony was held a new MoA between the Commission and the Independent
Tabacks
Profanity to some and the embodiment of progress to others, the 4th industrial revolution is making its presence known, in regulatory spheres with the question now being faced by the regulatory bodies being the extent to...
Tabacks
Recently introduced amendments to the Competition Act, highlight the need for companies planning to make strategic acquisitions in South Africa to consider the potential public interest effect their transaction ...
Adams & Adams
On 30 October 2015 the Competition Commission established the Grocery Retail Sector Market Inquiry (the "Inquiry") with the purpose to assess amongst others, the impact of long-term lease agreements.
Fasken
The broad finding of the Inquiry is that there is a combination of features in the South African grocery retail sector that may prevent, distort or restrict competition.
Fasken
The reaction by stakeholders on the key findings has been mixed – some positive and some negative.
DLA Piper
Certain provisions of the Competition Amendment Act 18 of 2018 came into effect on 12 July 2019. The amendments have a strong public interest focus and are expected to have a significant impact
Fasken
The test for excessive pricing has been reformulated under the Amendment Act, although it is largely reflective of existing case law.
Hogan Lovells
The much-anticipated Competition Amendment Act 18 of 2018 (Amendment Act), has been signed into law by President Cyril Ramaphosa.
Adams & Adams
President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed the Competition Amendment Bill ("the Amendment Act") into law. It is a significant moment for competition law and enforcement in South Africa
ENSafrica
As promised during his State of the Nation Address on 7 February 2019, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has today, 13 February 2019, signed the Competition Amendment Act, 2019 (the "Amendments") into law.
ENSafrica
Despite its progress, however, the Bill is not yet operational.
ENSafrica
In addition to national competition regulators, Africa features a number regional bodies that have competition regulations.
ENSafrica
The role of public interest considerations in the context of the merger control regime is elevated under the Revised Competition Bill.
Fasken
The Competition Act (‘Act') is first and foremost national in its focus. This is clear from its objects set out in the Act's Preamble and Purpose.
ENSafrica
On 15 December 2017, the South African Department of Trade and Industry (the "DTI") published a memorandum of understanding entered into between the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission...
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Adams & Adams
On 29 August 2019, at the 13th Annual Competition Law, Economics and Policy Conference a signing ceremony was held a new MoA between the Commission and the Independent
Tabacks
Guidelines outlining how the competition authorities will calculate penalties for parties who implement notifiable transactions without approval have been published.
Fasken
The test for excessive pricing has been reformulated under the Amendment Act, although it is largely reflective of existing case law.
Tabacks
Profanity to some and the embodiment of progress to others, the 4th industrial revolution is making its presence known, in regulatory spheres with the question now being faced by the regulatory bodies being the extent to...
ENSafrica
As promised during his State of the Nation Address on 7 February 2019, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has today, 13 February 2019, signed the Competition Amendment Act, 2019 (the "Amendments") into law.
Fasken
The broad finding of the Inquiry is that there is a combination of features in the South African grocery retail sector that may prevent, distort or restrict competition.
Adams & Adams
On 30 October 2015 the Competition Commission established the Grocery Retail Sector Market Inquiry (the "Inquiry") with the purpose to assess amongst others, the impact of long-term lease agreements.
ENSafrica
In addition to national competition regulators, Africa features a number regional bodies that have competition regulations.
Adams & Adams
President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed the Competition Amendment Bill ("the Amendment Act") into law. It is a significant moment for competition law and enforcement in South Africa
Tabacks
Recently introduced amendments to the Competition Act, highlight the need for companies planning to make strategic acquisitions in South Africa to consider the potential public interest effect their transaction ...
DLA Piper
Certain provisions of the Competition Amendment Act 18 of 2018 came into effect on 12 July 2019. The amendments have a strong public interest focus and are expected to have a significant impact
Fasken
The reaction by stakeholders on the key findings has been mixed – some positive and some negative.
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