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A conversation with Amine Sator, local partner at Algerian law firm CMS BFL on key issues on merger control in Algeria.
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The provisions of the current Algerian Commerce Code (Ordinance 75-59 of 25 September 1975) govern the corporate aspects of this regime and the Competition Law Ordinance 03-03 of 19 July 2003 governs the competition aspects of it. Neither have been updated recently and some provisions of the Commerce Code are expected to be amended. However, despite repeated requests by the competition authority, the Conseil de la Concurrence, these proposed amendments are still being studies. The Conseil de la Concurrence considers that most of the current provisions are no longer appropriate to the economic situation.
For example, the Conseil de la Concurrence has suggested amending some provisions of the current Competition Law. These suggestions have not been discussed yet and there is no fixed timeline for their adoption. The most relevant suggested changes related to the merger control regime could be summarised as follows. The Conseil de la Concurrence has proposed that any
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