A Case for Public Interest Considerations in Merger Control Analysis with Reference to Competition Law Enforcement in Developing Countries: The Example of South Africa
Article from: TDM 2 (2023), in Africa
This article is written in defense of the diverse policy objectives of competition regimes in relation to merger control in the developing countries of Africa. While appreciating the criticisms, the essay uses South Africa as an example to explain the historical context and justify such a regime. It reviews the extent of PIC in line with the South African merger control regime, analyzes the various arguments for and against the inclusion of PICs in merger control analysis and comes to the conclusion that PICs ought to be considered in developing countries' merger control as these ...