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Amendments to the Practitioner Updates in respect of the application of merger provisions of the Competition Act to risk mitigation financial transactions and asset securitisation schemes

South Africa - April 14 2015 On Friday 10 April 2015, the Competition Commission (the "Commission") amended its Practitioner Update on risk mitigation financial transactions...

Lebogang Phaladi.

COMESA Competition Commission clarifies approaches Merger Assessment Guidelines published

Africa - February 10 2015 The much anticipated COMESA Merger Assessment Guidelines (the "Guidelines") were published by the COMESA Competition Commission (the "Commission") on...

Lameez Mayet, Lee Mendelsohn.

No evidence that supermarket exclusive lease agreements are anti-competitive

South Africa - January 28 2014 The Competition Commission ("Commission") has announced that, although exclusive lease agreements between supermarkets and retail landlords raise...

Yongama Njisane.

Have we come full circle with the procedural rules of initiation, investigation and referral of competition complaints?

South Africa - September 25 2013 A judgment just handed down by the Supreme Court of Appeal appears to have opened the door to a somewhat more permissive approach regarding the...

Lee Mendelsohn, John Seth.

Intellectual property in mergers and acquisitions: Nestlé and Pfizer

South Africa - August 19 2013 Intellectual property rights are becoming a central issue in many mergers and acquisitions, driven by the increased importance that intangible...

Jocelyn Katz, Chris Bull.