The global anti-trust and competition law landscape, over the last decade, has been marked by amplified enforcement. Prohibited practices, particularly collusive activities, have been a key area of focus for competition regulators in East Africa. Prohibited practices generally relate to collusion between competitors, anti-competitive arrangements between suppliers and purchasers, and strategic behaviour which seeks to exclude competitors or prevent competition in a particular market.
The commercial activities which are carefully scrutinised by competition regulators are concerned with conduct relating to an organisation’s:
We assist clients with proceedings before competition regulators in countries in Tanzania, Zanzibar and Rwanda.
Companies may apply for an exemption of agreements and practices that would otherwise constitute a prohibited practice. For instance; in Tanzania, a party wishing to apply for an exemption may do so if it can show that the practice or agreement is essential to achieve certain socio-economic and political objectives.
We are able to:
Afrilex Associates is a modern regional law firm with presence in Tanzania, Zanzibar and Rwanda. Its team of Partners, Advocates and Associates has unrivalled experience of working with multi-national companies, public companies and private persons within and outside the East African region.