Competition - Africa Legal Network

An increasing number of African jurisdictions have enacted new competition laws and consumer welfare provisions to adapt to the realities of a global marketplace

As cross border merger and inbound investment activity increases in many of the continent’s key growth markets, Africa’s rapidly evolving merger control environment has become more significant.

ALN members offer the full spectrum of competition and consumer protection advice in their respective jurisdictions.    Our lawyers have extensive experience coordinating cross-border due diligence and a have a deep understanding of local practice on merger notifications, conditional approvals and regulatory consents.

Advisory services include strategic advice, representation and litigation support concerning:

  • Merger notification for both acquirers and targets
  • Prohibited practices relating to horizontal, vertical or dominance issues
  • Compliance with regional competition regimes in COMESA, SADC and EAC
  • Leniency and exemption procedures
  • Consumer protection issues arising out of sector-specific or competition legislation
  • Compliance training, business reviews, and preparation of  compliance manuals

For more information on our services and a list of representative competition transactions relevant to your needs, please contact