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New developments in the COMESA merger control regime - on the path to maturity

May 2014

A new merger control regime for the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa ("COMESA") became operational in January 2013. This regime contains a number of significant issues for dealmakers, including broad jurisdictional thresholds with extensive reach to foreign companies, a potentially long review period, and very high filing fees.  Ian Jacobsberg, Partner in Johannesburg, and Dimitris Vallindas, Senior Associate in Brussels, review the new developments in this regime, including the possibility under un-codified procedures to obtain a "comfort letter" granting an exemption from the obligation to file a complete notification and from having to pay substantial filing fees.

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