Competition law regulators across Africa have initiated investigations into numerous sectors, such as: agro-processing, industrial products, construction and infrastructure, healthcare, energy, financial services, and information and communication technology. The investigation process involves extensive engagement and co-operation with regulators including responding to subpoenas, responding to requests for information, meetings, interrogations and appearances before the regulators.
During, on or after the completion of an investigation of a complaint, a regulator and respondent may agree on the terms of settlement without hearing any evidence. Such an agreement may need to be confirmed as a consent order by the regulator.
Corporate leniency policy
Some regulators in Africa may grant immunity to a self-confessing cartel member, who is first to approach it, for its participation in cartel activity as long as it fulfils the requirements of a corporate leniency policy.
We are able to:
- assist throughout the investigation process;
- provide legal advice in respect of the preparation and prosecution of prohibited practice matters;
- provide legal advice in respect of the preparation and negotiation of consent orders with regulators in relation to anti-competitive contraventions; and
- provide advice in relation to corporate leniency applications and preparing these applications.