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The growing number of African jurisdictions with competition laws, merger-control regimes, anti-corruption enforcement, and consumer-protection statutes reflect the globalised nature of the African business landscape. As your business grows, your legal risk and commercial demands grow, whether you are an established company on the continent or a start-up, whether a global corporation operating in or expanding into Africa.
The African economies, combined, are slated to show a future combined growth rate that has the potential to be greater than that of the European Union, the United States, and even Asia:
The size of the African continent’s total economy more than tripled over the past 14 years. Foreign direct investment has increased up to 20% annually, thanks in part to the continent’s richness in natural resources, growing population, underutilized agricultural opportunities, and booming telecom, construction, and health-care sectors, to name only a few.
The commensurate creation (and strengthening) of competition law regimes governing these expanding economies presents both opportunities and risks for both corporate players and nation states in Africa. COMESA’s CCC is but one example.
African Antitrust Team
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There are several contributing authors, listed below.
Andreas Stargard lives and works in Brussels and Washington, D.C. His professional focus is on litigation and global counseling work in the competition/antitrust sector. He is a founding attorney at Pr1merio and EU Advocate.
Andreas has extensive experience working on behalf of African clients, in the cartel sector (SAA/air cargo), merger & unilateral conduct arenas (pharmaceuticals), as well as in compliance & training matters.
John Oxenham is an attorney based in Johannesburg, S.A. He is a Primerio director, practicing broadly in the regulatory field and principally in competition law including industry restructuring initiatives, joint ventures, cartel investigations, leniency applications, merger control, merger intervention, general competition litigation and commercial litigation, before the local South African and regional competition authorities, and South African Courts. He holds both BA and LLB degrees from the University of Cape Town and completed a diploma in competition law at the University of the Witwatersrand. John previously worked as a foreign antitrust adviser in the antitrust group at Howrey LLP in Washington, D.C.
Contributors and Guest Authors
Benson Wairagu (Botswana)
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