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Revisiting the Burger King prohibition: [Unintended] Consequences & [Possible] Reconsideration?

Revisiting the Burger King prohibition: [Unintended] Consequences & [Possible] Reconsideration?

By: Joshua Eveleigh (African Antitrust) On the 1 June 2021, the South African Competition Commission (SACC) released its media statement announcing the prohibition of ECP...
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Precedent-Setting Decision: Burger King Acquisition Prohibited Purely on Public Interest Grounds

By: Charl van der Merwe (African Antitrust) The South African Competition Commission (SACC) made headlines with its first prohibition of an intermediate merger that was based solely...
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Lobby Group Opposes South Africa’s Decision To Block Burger King Deal

Business Unity South Africa CEO Cas Coovadia said the "unintended consequences" of the Commission’s decision include "a potential slowdown in investment and merger activity,...
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South African Competition Commission Blocks Burger King Acquisition

The South Africa Competition Commission has blocked the proposed acquisition of Burger King South Africa by private equity fund, ECP Africa, on the basis...
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Burger King Wins No-Poach Suit Against Workers

A federal judge in Florida has dismissed a proposed class action against Burger King that alleges that the company’s former no-poach provisions in its...

US: Suit says Burger King’s “no poaching” rule held down wages

Burger King workers have been denied pay raises and opportunities for advancement because the fast-food giant illegally required franchise owners to agree not to...

US: Gov starts investigation targeting no poaching agreements

Attorneys general in 10 states and the District of Columbia are launching an investigation of contracts at fast-food chains that prevent their workers from...
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