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Competition/Antitrust

7 ranked lawyersBand 1South AfricaGlobal 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Market-leading firm sought out for its deep subject matter expertise and its involvement in some of the largest matters in the domestic market, across the African continent and globally. Advises blue-chip domestic and multinational clients on the competition aspects of high-value M&A transactions in industries such as manufacturing, technology, telecoms, entertainment and consumer goods. Respected contentious practice with notable experience in cartel conduct, price fixing and abuse of dominance proceedings, among other areas of prohibited practices. Additionally involved in mandates stemming from various Competition Commission market investigations.

Strengths

Bowmans is widely regarded as one of the strongest firms in this area. Peers say: "We see them on almost every deal," adding: "They are top of the pot."

Work highlights

Advised Fiat Chrysler Automobiles on the South African aspects of its USD50 billion global acquisition of Peugeot.

Notable practitioners

Claire Reidy has wide-ranging experience of prohibitive practices in South Africa. She regularly represents her clients before the Competition Tribunal concerning complaints of market allocation and abuse of dominance, among other issues.

Practice co-head Derek Lötter is well recognised among commentators who describe him as a "big name in the market." He has a wealth of experience in the space and is routinely instructed to advise on some of the jurisdiction's most high-profile and high-value mergers and acquisitions.

Heather Irvine is a highly respected lawyer who is equally well versed advising on merger control and prohibitive practices complaints. She is roundly appreciated by sources, who describe her as a "very strong practitioner."

Judd Lurie attracts plaudits for his counsel on merger control. His client roster features a number of international as well as domestic companies, in industry sectors including financial services and food and beverages.

Rudolph Labuschagne is noted for his representation of clients under Competition Commission investigations, relating to issues such as collusive conduct. Sources note him as a "strong" practitioner who is a "very safe pair of hands."

Shakti Wood provides competition advice to clients regarding commercial transactions and Commission complaints. Sources note their "very good experience" working with her, noting her as "personable" and "very strong."

Co-head of the practice group Tamara Dini continues to enhance her already impressive standing in the field. She is sought out for her counsel on the South African merger control aspects of high-value international transactions.

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Overview

Competition law presents various challenges for companies doing business in Africa. The number of competition law regimes across Africa has increased significantly in recent years and national regulators across the continent are becoming increasingly active. There are also a number of regional intergovernmental organisations regulating competition, for example, the East African Community (EAC) and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA).We are at the forefront of developments in African competition law. We monitor competition law developments in various jurisdictions.

Our internationally recognised competition law experts participate in special committees on competition law; actively comment on draft legislation, guidelines and amendments in a variety of African countries; and regularly contribute to local and international competition law publications.

We provide a full range of competition and anti-trust law services in relation to: merger control, cartels and markets, abuse of dominance and other restrictive practices, and trade issues such as the implications of commercial and exclusivity agreements, joint ventures and strategic alliances. We also provide competition law compliance training and conduct competition law audits.

Members

Angumuthoo, Maryanne

Dini, Tamara

Irvine, Heather

Kekesi, Gomolemo

Labuschagne, Rudolph

Labuschagne, Rudolph

Lötter, Derek

Lurie, Judd

Lurie, Judd

Reidy, Claire

Reidy, Claire

Verster, Lucinda

Clients

AB InvBev

Afrox

Anglo Gold Ahanti

AT&T Time Warner

British Airways

Du Pont

GE

Nestle

Pfizer

Sasol

Industries

Aerospace & Defence

Banking

Charities/ Not for Profit

Commercial and Professional Services

Consumer Product Manufacturing

Financial Services

Food & Drink Producers

Forestry & Paper

Government

Industrial Engineering

Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences

Private clients/individuals

Transportation

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Location

11 Alice Lane

Sandton

P O Box 785812

Johannesburg

Gauteng

South Africa

2146

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

South Africa

Competition/Antitrust


Claire Reidy
Band 4
Derek Lötter
Band 1
Heather Irvine
Band 2
Judd Lurie
Band 4
Rudolph Labuschagne
Band 4
Shakti Wood
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