Introduction More than four years after the enactment of the new competition laws of June 2014, the new Competition Council, institutional cornerstone of the new regime, is finally active since all its members were appointed on December 17, 2018. The long awaited new antitrust and merger control rules are now fully operational. After a long transitional period, Morocco’s new competition regime has become a reality with the recent appointment of the new Competition Council’s (CC) members by Decree of December 17, 2018, exactly one month after the appointment of its new President, Mr. Driss Guerraoui. Although a number of rules were already applicable in practice, this landmark event brings significant changes both in relation to (1) merger control, and (2) anticompetitive practices,
The Moroccan Government sees its new competition regime enter into force
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