08 Oct 2015
Anjarwalla & Khanna is delighted to invite you to our Competition Seminar 2015.
The seminar will provide an interactive forum to discuss the state of play of competition law in the country, including how the rules are rapidly changing. It will address issues arising out of significantly increased enforcement activity by the Competition Authority with respect to both merger notifications and restrictive trade practices, how changes in enforcement will impact business in Kenya and ways to navigate this shifting landscape. Some of the recent developments include:
- The significantly increased activity on merger regulation, including review of past transactions consummated without merger approval
- The introduction of merger filing fees
- Enactment of merger threshold guidelines and the new merger guidelines which have materially changed the rules or their interpretation around merger notifications
- The interplay between the Kenya, COMESA and EAC Competition Act (with the later expected to be operationalised by January 2016)
- The requirement to obtain merger approval for certain minority stake acquisitions, which are mostly popular with Private Equity Funds
- The increased investigation and enforcement in relation to restrictive trade practices and dominance that could affect any businesses with a distribution, franchise, or agency model.
- Mr. Kariuki Wang’ombe, Director General, Competition Authority of Kenya
Other speakers include:
- Stephen Kiptinness, Member of the Board, Competition Authority of Kenya
- Antoinette A. Absaloms, Operations Counsel, Coca-Cola Central East and West Africa Limited
- Nonnie Wanjihia, Executive Director, East Africa Venture Capital Association (EAVCA)
- Tania Begazo, Senior Economist, Competition Policy, World Bank Group
- Sonal Sejpal, Director, Anjarwalla and Khanna Advocates
- Anne Kiunuhe, Partner, Anjarwalla and Khanna Advocates
- Dominic Rebelo, Partner, Anjarwalla and Khanna Advocates.
Date: Thursday, 8 October 2015
Time: 3:00pm-6:00pm – Followed by Cocktails (Registration starts at 2.30pm)