n Without Prejudice - Too hot or too cold? : competition law

Volume 8, Issue 11
  • ISSN : 1681-178X



How wide should the regulatory net be cast? An integral part of merger regulation is striking the right balance to ensure potentially anti-competitive transactions are scrutinised by the competition authorities, without them being over-burdened by too many non-problematic transactions. This issue is of great importance, especially in countries such as South Africa, where the implementation of mergers without approval from the competition authorities is prohibited.

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