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Competition & EU

The Competition Authority of Kenya (CAK) is increasingly  vigilant in its enforcement of the Kenyan competition laws, control of restrictive trade practices (specifically on horizontal, vertical and abuse of dominance cases) and regulation of mergers and acquisitions with a view to ensure consumer protection in the most effective manner.

The legal framework is occasionally reviewed to respond to the changing market dynamics by expanding the range of anti-competitive conduct, increasing CAK’s scope of powers in preventing anti-competitive conduct and imposing heftier penalties for non-compliance.   

To ensure our clients comply and keep up with the new legal developments, our experienced lawyers provide legal support in the following areas:

  • Merger control: The Firm is actively involved with the filing of merger notification applications with the Competition Authority of Kenya.
  • Regulatory compliance: The Firm regularly advises on regulatory and competition issues under the Kenyan Competition Act including those arising from commercial agreements and practices. We also provide advice on the COMESA Competition Commission regulations and their application to Kenyan and other COMESA country transactions.
  • Advisory: Apart from advising on regulatory compliance issues, our team advises on structuring and devising business strategies that not only help our clients avert competition risks but also ensure that their businesses take full advantage of available opportunities in their respective sectors.

We act for clients in key sectors including: Retail, Technology, media and communications, logistics and transports, Insurance, Banking and Finance, Consumer products, Energy, Infrastructure & projects and Hotel and leisure.

We are continually expanding our expertise in this area to ensure our clients are being provided with the best options and practical answers.