Archive: August 2020

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Zimbabwean merger control thresholds slashed

August 27, 2020

On 5 June 2020, the Zimbabwean Minister of Trade and Commerce introduced new financial thresholds for the Zimbabwean merger control regime.

Time to reconsider Member State consultation in the COMESA merger control regime

August 27, 2020

The COMESA Competition Commission (CCC) recently called for comments on how the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the COMESA merger control regime could be mitigated.

Prohibition of Namibian cement merger due to potential collusion

August 12, 2020

On 3 August 2020, the Namibian Competition Commission (NCC) prohibited the acquisition of Schwenk Namibia (Pty) Ltd (SN) by West China Cement Ltd (WCC) due to concerns of collusion in Namibian cement sector.

South African Competition Commission reveals wide scope of buyer power provisions

August 12, 2020

On 12 May 2020, the South African Competition Commission (the Commission) published its enforcement policy on the new buyer power provisions of the South African competition regime.