World Competition Day 2017: Mergers and Acquisitions in the Absence of Competition Law

December 5, 2017,  Accra, Ghana

CUTS Policy Dialogue brought together high-profile officials from the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MOTI), Finance, Bank of Ghana, Security and Exchange Commission, telecom operators, regulators, banking institutions, law firms, National Communication Authority, Association of Ghana Industries (AGI), Institute for Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), Attorney General Department, donor agencies, economists, trade experts, CSOs, etc.

This policy dialogue focused on the following issues:

  1. Competition in general i.e. the need for an effective competition law in Ghana
  2. Mergers and acquisitions in the absence of competition law
  3. What should regulators look for before approving merger and acquisitions transactions?
  4. What are the various options available to regulators in a M& A request?
  5. How do we ensure that the marketplace becomes more competitive for everyone?



Background Note