Competition and Consumer Protection
Shalakany advised many clients on competition and antitrust matters across various sectors. The Firm was one of the leading firms that represented the Cement producing and manufacturing companies in the landmark competition investigation and prosecution of 2008. Our antitrust practice includes regulatory, litigation and investigations work.
We handle regulatory clearance for some of the largest transactions in Egypt. We work closely with clients to develop a well-rounded understanding of their business, placing us not only to provide the solution, but also to assist our clients in finding the right and workable business model. Additionally, the Firm has acted for a number of clients in relation to merger-control filings in Egypt and COMESA.
Shalakany is staffed with a deep bench of experienced trial lawyers and litigators, our Antitrust Litigation practice represents clients in all types of litigation, including administrative litigation, and parallel civil and criminal court litigation. Our cases involve novel innovative legal arguments with a development of complex factual records.
Finally, we handle a variety of public and non‑public antitrust‑related governmental investigations in Egypt, including investigations related to transactions and allegations of price fixing, output coordination, monopolization and attempted monopolization, and industry‑wide conspiracy.
On the consumer protection front, the Firm developed expertise in consumer rights and protection law and advised and represented clients on consumer protection investigations and disputes.
Below are a few of the high level matters we have worked on in this space:
- Shalakany represented a number of the largest Cement manufacturing and producing companies based in Egypt on a landmark investigation and prosecution in 2008.
- Shalakany represented beIN, one of the leading global sports and entertainment broadcasters, on a criminal investigation by the Egyptian Competition Authority and the Attorney General.
- The Firm recently submitted a number of merger-control filings on behalf of a Saudi Oil&Gas and Petrochemicals giant for several unions and M&As in several jurisdictions.
- We have recently submitted notifications in relation to M&As in the manufacturing, construction, auto manufacturers and logistics and outsourcing.