The Namibian Competition Commission prohibits energy merger deal under the new merger control regime (Namox/Puma)

On 22 July 2013, the Competition Commission of Namibia prohibited the acquisition of Puma Pty Ltd’s Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) by Namox Pty Ltd for two main reasons: (i) the merger would have increased the concentration and consolidated the dominant position of the merged entity in the market and (ii) the impact of the merger on the SMEs The Prohibited Transaction In Namibia the Competition Act was implemented in 2003 but only entered into force on March 2008. As part of its competition system, the Competition Act created a new Competition Commission with the mandate to conduct merger reviews, amongst others. The merger control regime in Namibia is mandatory for transactions

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Marianela López-Galdos, The Namibian Competition Commission prohibits energy merger deal under the new merger control regime (Namox/Puma), 22 July 2013, e-Competitions Bulletin Prohibited mergers, Art. N° 54262

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