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Africa: The status of merger control

29 November 2022
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Competition law presents various challenges for companies doing business in Africa. The number of merger control regimes across the continent has increased significantly in recent years, with both national competition regulators, as well as regional intergovernmental organisations, adopting formal merger control regimes.

The following infographic represents the current state of merger regulation across the continent. It shows:

  • the status of national merger control regimes: those which are active, inactive or not yet / not fully operational; and
  • the status of regional merger control regimes: those which are active, inactive or not yet / not fully operational.