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Derek Lötter is the head of our Competition Practice. Derek specialises in competition law. He has been involved in prominent competition matters before the competition authorities in South Africa and advised on competition law in various other African countries. His expertise extends to pharmaceutical law and regulation, consumer law and franchising. Derek has extensive experience in a variety of sectors, allowing him to advise on the competition law implications of conduct in a number of affected areas of businesses. He has B.Com and LLB...
Derek Lötter and Shakti Wood wrote the South Africa chapter of Getting The Deal Through: Intellectual Property & Antitrust 2018, which addresses the most important issues and...Read More Opinions and Analysis
The COMESA Competition Commission (CCC) has been in operation since January 2013 The CCC is charged with enforcing the supranational competition regime of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern...Read More Opinions and Analysis
In September 2016, Think Tv interviewed Paras Shah, Head of M&A and Projects at our Nairobi office Paras shares some insights on Kenya’s economy and investment markets, the interpretation of...
Counsel to ARM Cement Limited, a leading producer of cement, lime and fertilizer in East Africa, with operations in Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda, in respect of a uSD140 million equity investment by CDC Group plc. The transaction aims to boost the local supply of cement in East Africa and promote infrastructure development. ARM Cement produces approximately 2.7 million tonnes of cement per year and employs approximately 3000 people.
CDC Group has indicated that its long-term investment in ARM Cement is designed to help strengthen ARM Cement’s financial structure and to help the company develop to meet the growing demand for sustainably produced cement across sub-Sharan Africa. The transaction is expected to boost ARM Cement’s production capacity and create new jobs.