The COMESA Competition Commission Issues Its First Partial Refusal to Grant Merging Parties Permission to Consummate Merger By Tyla Lee Coertzen On 2 September 2023, the COMESA Competition Commission released its decision to prohibit the proposed acquisition by Akzo Nobel N.V (“AkzoNobel”) of Kansai Plascon East Africa Proprietary Limited (“KPEA”) and Kansai Plascon Africa Limited […]
On 7 September 2023, Primerio Director, John Oxenham, spoke at the 40th Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime on the topic “Asset Recovery and captured and corrupted states” wherein he provided insight into recent and notable developments emanating from South Africa.
Prepared for: CRESSE, 17th International Conference on Advances in the Analysis of Competition Policy and Regulation Introduction The interplay between competition law and intellectual property is not a novel topic. On the one hand, intellectual property seeks to protect and reward intellectual property rights holders for their innovation, whilst competition law strives to achieve and […]
Last week, John Oxenham, Michael-James Currie and Stephany Torres attended the Competition and Regulation European Summer School (CRESSE) 17th International Conference on Competition and Regulation in Greece. At the conference, Stephany Torres presented her paper (penned alongside John Oxenham, Michael-James Currie and Joshua Eveleigh) titled ‘Intellectual property rights litigation and competition law violations in South […]
Primerio Director, John Oxenham, will be making submissions on behalf of Business at OECD this week (12 and 13 June 2023) in Paris, France. John, assisted by members of the Primerio team, prepared the BIAC submission of ‘The Future of Effective Leniency Programmes: Advancing Detection and Deterrence of Cartels’ which provides useful insight into some […]
The CIPC’s new beneficial owner registry: An effective mechanism to combat illicit flow of funds or another wasted opportunity? By Jemma Muller and Nicola Taljaard