On 20 September 2016, the European Commission fined Altstoff Recycling Austria (“ARA”) under Article 102 TFEU for abusing its dominant position in the Austrian waste management...28 September 2016
COMESA – New Pan-African Merger Control Regime
The new regime contains a number of potentially significant issues for dealmakers, including broad jurisdictional thresholds with extensive reach to foreign companies, a potentially long review period, and very high filing fees.
The COMESA's Competition Commission (CCC) has also started to enforce general competition law provisions which govern anti-competitive agreements and abuse of dominance. Businesses with operations in the region will now need to take this further set of competition law rules into account as part of their compliance programmes.
The COMESA regime adds significant complexity to transactions and business dealings with a potential impact in Africa, and companies should carefully consider the impact of the new regime going forward.
Liability for anti-competitive behaviour by your employees and outside contractors: when you are off the hook and when you are not
In its recent VM Remonts judgment, the...02 August 2016