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Global South Africa Competition/Antitrust

This section encompasses contentious and non-contentious matters arising under domestic and international competition law, including cartels, abuse of a dominant market position and merger control. Unless a more specific subsection exists, areas such as antitrust, state aid and public procurement are also considered here.

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Band 1
  1. Bowmans
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    Bowmans
    Competition/Antitrust
    Global 2022 | Band 1 | 16 Years Ranked
    Bowmans is a market-leading law 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. The practice 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. The group houses a respected contentious practice with notable experience in cartel conduct, price fixing and abuse of dominance proceedings, among other areas of prohibited practices. The team is additionally involved in mandates stemming from various Competition Commission market investigations.
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    ENSafrica
    Competition/Antitrust
    Global 2022 | Band 1 | 15 Years Ranked
    ENSafrica is a prominent force in the market with a deep bench of experienced professionals. The practice frequently provides South African competition compliance and regulatory advice in connection with big-ticket international M&A transactions, as well as group restructurings. The firm operates a strong practice in the area of search and seizure operations, and regularly represents clients in Competition Commission investigations. The group is regularly involved in cross-border mandates, with experience acting for entities involved in market inquiries. Its clientele features a number of major corporates in sectors including telecoms, healthcare, mining and manufacturing.
  3. Webber Wentzel
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    Webber Wentzel
    Competition/Antitrust
    Global 2022 | Band 1 | 16 Years Ranked
    Webber Wentzel houses a highly regarded competition practice group with a distinguished record assisting clients with all aspects of competition law. The practice frequently advises on major mergers and acquisitions in the manufacturing, healthcare and financial services industries, including cross-border transactions. The team has also acted for multinational corporations in the transport and finance sectors on a number of high-profile Competition Commission investigations. The firm possesses further notable experience advising clients on search and seizure operations, as well as prohibited practices investigations more generally.
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Band 2
  1. Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
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    Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
    Competition/Antitrust
    Global 2022 | Band 2 | 16 Years Ranked
    Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr houses a robust team recognised for its excellent client relationships and deep experience in the field of competition law. The practice acts for a number of market-leading South African corporations, as well as high-profile international companies filing for Competition Commission approval on M&A transactions in sectors including healthcare, consumer goods, telecoms, mining and energy. The firm also assists with tribunal investigations, market inquiries and matters related to search and seizure operations.
  2. Nortons Inc
    Competition/Antitrust
    Global 2022 | Band 2
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Band 3
  1. Werksmans Attorneys
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    Werksmans Attorneys
    Competition/Antitrust
    Global 2022 | Band 3 | 16 Years Ranked
    Werksmans Attorneys enjoys a well-established reputation in the competition market, frequently advising on high-profile mergers and acquisitions in South Africa. The practice demonstrates further proficiency participating in multi-jurisdictional mandates, particularly those pertaining to the wider African continent. The department also has an active practice representing clients in Competition Commission investigations relating to abuse of dominance and vertical prohibited practices. The firm maintains a strong client base in the manufacturing, mining, consumer goods and telecommunications sectors, among others.
  2. Herbert Smith Freehills
    Competition/Antitrust
    Global 2022 | Band 3
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Band 4
  1. Fasken
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    Fasken
    Competition/Antitrust
    Global 2022 | Band 4 | 4 Years Ranked
    Fasken has expertise spanning the full range of competition mandates. The firm regularly represents clients before the Competition Commission and Competition Tribunal concerning allegations of price fixing, market allocation and collusion. The team also assists clients with obtaining Commission exemption from the application of aspects of competition law. It possesses further experience handling domestic and multi-jurisdictional merger control mandates.
  2. Baker McKenzie
    Competition/Antitrust
    Global 2022 | Band 4