With UAE Antitrust Law In The Wings, Attys Say Plan Now

Law360, New York (January 11, 2013, 9:02 PM EST) -- Though the United Arab Emirates' recently passed competition law doesn't kick in until February, attorneys say multinational companies doing business in the country should start crafting compliance programs now to make sure they don't run afoul of new rules on merger control, abuse of dominance and criminal price-fixing.

The UAE has long had some antitrust rules in its consumer protection statutes, but legislation published in December lays out a new comprehensive competition regime that will be enforced by the Ministry of Economy with advice from the...
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