COMESA Launches Merger Review

February 8, 2013

As of January 14, 2013, the Competition Commission of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern African States (“COMESA”) has commenced accepting merger notifications under rules adopted by the COMESA Competition Commission in late 2012. The COMESA merger review regime is intended to be a one-stop shop covering all COMESA members, eight of which already have merger notification regimes.