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Rising Stars

Firms To Watch: Competition

Litigation expert Jac Marais heads the competition practice at Adams & Adams, which has been kept busy advising on interim relief applications and the competition law aspects of large mergers.
Alchemy Law‘s competition practice was bolstered by the arrival of Leana Engelbrecht as practice head in January 2024. Engelbrecht fields expertise in a broad range of competition law matters, and has established strength in handling the regulatory aspects of competition law cases.

Competition in South Africa


At Bowmans, the practice’s ‘ability to provide a one-stop-shop for all things competition-related in Africa is invaluable when it comes to navigating complex multi-jurisdictional matters‘. Derek Lötter is ‘extremely knowledgeable in competition law‘, and jointly heads the department with Tamara Dini, who possesses ‘a supreme grasp of the technical nature of competition law‘. The team is highly regarded for advising a client base of blue-chip companies on a broad spectrum of complex competition matters, with noted capabilities in handling abuse of dominance allegations, prohibited practices investigations, and merger control mandates. Heather Irvine regularly acts on cross-border mergers, and Rudolph Labuschagne has solid expertise in advising on competition litigation and cartel and abuse of dominance investigations. Other key practitioners include Xolani Nyali, Sivuyise Lutshiti, and Kayla Abrahams. Disebo Leokaoke joined the practice in late 2022.

Practice head(s):

Derek Lötter; Tamara Dini

Other key lawyers:

Heather Irvine; Disebo Leokaoke; Rudolph Labuschagne; Xolani Nyali; Sivuyise Lutshiti; Kayla Abrahams


‘Heather Irvine is our trusted SA antitrust counsel. She leads a very strong team. A true leader, smart, organised, technically strong, commercial, patient.’

‘Heather Irvine is outstanding.’

‘They are willing to listen and make sure they fully understand, which culminates in the assistance being 100% spot on.’

The competition lawyers at Bowmans (and especially Xolani Nyali) are very competent and extremely responsive. They provide pragmatic and timely advice.’

‘Derek is always willing to assist and his insights and advice is very helpful.’

Xolani Nyali is a fantastic lawyer – very competent, pragmatic and accommodating.’

‘Tamara Dini is extremely thorough and attentive, with a supreme grasp of the technical nature of competition law. She really works to get under the skin of the business she is advising in relation to.’

Tamara Dini and Xolani Nyali are both fantastic; they are responsive, experts in their fields and extremely user friendly. The advice they provide is always commercial, takes into account the broader strategy and commercial imperatives, and of a high quality no matter how tight the timelines are.’

Key clients

Anheuser-Busch InBev SA NV

The South African Breweries



Meta Platforms, Inc

NCR Corporation

Royal Bafokeng Platinum Limited

Ardagh Glass Packaging

Apple Inc.

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa

Vitol (and its subsidiary, Vita Gas (Pty) Ltd)

Engen Petroleum

Beam Suntory

Emirates Airlines

Total Energies

Macquarie Bank

BNP Paribas

Old Mutual Limited

Abbott Laboratories


Mediterranean Shipping Company



beIN Media Group

Eskom Holdings SOC Limited

Petredec South Africa

MTN Group and MTN SA

Royal Bafokeng Platinum

British Airways

Pick n Pay

African Oxygen

The Continental Group

Work highlights

  • Representing Facebook Inc, Facebook South Africa (Facebook) and WhatsApp Inc (WhatsApp) (as part of the Meta Group) before the Competition Tribunal in relation to allegations of abuse of dominance brought by the Competition Commission.
  • Advising a number of prominent international firms on the ongoing Online Intermediation and Platforms and Media and Digital Platforms Market Inquiries.
  • Acting for Sasol Limited in relation to the South African Competition Commission’s investigation into excessive pricing of piped gas, following a complaint lodged by the Industrial Gas Users Association (IGUA).


ENSafrica‘s team stands out for its ‘excellent knowledge and expertise in competition law, and ability to advise on strategy on complex competition issues‘. Led by Jocelyn Katz, the group handles the full spectrum of competition law matters for prominent clients drawn from a wide range of sectors. Justin Balkin assists financial services, insurance, mining, healthcare, private equity and retail companies with merger control matters, abuse of dominance claims, prohibited practice issues and cartel investigations. Natalia Lopes‘ workload includes merger filings and leniency applications; Derushka Chetty is well-versed in advising on prohibited practices litigation and merger notifications; Aidan Scallan acts on horizontal prohibited practices proceedings; and Lizél Blignaut specialises in competition economics. Aziza Mdee, Jessica de Kock and Lameez Mayet are singled out for their contributions to the practice group.

Practice head(s):

Jocelyn Katz

Other key lawyers:

Justin Balkin; Natalia Lopes; Derushka Chetty; Aziza Mdee; Jessica de Kock; Aidan Scallan; Lizél Blignaut; Lameez Mayet


‘The practice brings vast and deep experience on acquisitions and mergers. It has a wide base of skilled practitioners and has a deep understanding of regulatory frameworks, requirements and demands in different markets. A trusted, knowledgeable and dependable service provider.’

‘Very experienced. Very reactive. Good team work.’

Jessica de Kock – reactive, experienced and competent.’

‘Very good team.’

Wealth of knowledge and experience in the team is amazing.’

‘Justin Balkin was excellent in driving us through the features of South African merger control and helped us think strategically.’

‘Justin Balkin is our attorney of first choice. He has become a trusted legal partner because of his immense expertise in competition law. He is approachable and always makes time and goes the extra mile to ensure that we, as his client, receives the best legal service. ’

Key clients

A.P. Moller–Maersk Group

Adcock Ingram

Advent International, Cinven and RAG-Stiftung (the consortium)


AngloGold Ashanti

Beefmaster Holdings Pty Ltd (“Beefmaster”)

Carlyle Group

CDK Global Inc.

CEVA Logistics

Cipla Limited


Comair Business Rescue Consortium

Consolidated Infrastructure Group LTD


Dis-Chem Pharmacies Limited

Discovery Limited

Distell Group Holdings Limited (“Distell”)

DSV South Africa Proprietary Limited


Emerging Capital Partners

enX Group Limited

Evraz Highveld Steel and Vanadium Limited


Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa

G4S plc

General Partner Proprietary Limited

Grindrod Group Limited

Hoegh Autoliner AS

Hollard Holdings Limited



Investec Group

Invicta Holdings Limited

Kleoss Fund 1 en commandite Partnership (“Kleoss”)

Konecranes PLC



Mediterranean Shipping Company SA

Microsoft Corporation


Nestle SA

Old Mutual Insure

RZ Murowa Holdings Limited

PG Group

RMB Corvest

RWC Co Gmbh



Sibanye Stillwater

South 32

Stuttafords and Pickfords

Tarsus Technology Group Limited

Tetrad Investments Holdings Proprietary Limited

Teraco Data Environments (Pty) Ltd

Vivo Energy Namibia

The Government Employees Pension Fund (“GEPF”)

Tiger Brands Limited

Totalgaz Proprietary Limited.

ThyssenKrupp AG

Vodacom Proprietary Limited


Air France KLM




Health Funders Association

Work highlights

  • Advising Distell Group Holdings Limited on a transaction involving the acquisition by Heineken International of a further interest in Namibia Breweries and the combination of Heineken’s current South African business.
  • Advising Vivendi S.E. and Lagardère S.A. on the competition aspects concerning the acquisition of sole control by Vivendi S.E. over Lagardère S.A. by way of a public offer.

Webber Wentzel

Webber Wentzel stands out for its strong offering across the full range of competition law matters. Practice head Daryl Dingley advises on exemption applications, compliance issues, merger control and cartel and other prohibited practice investigations, often for clients in the transport, telecoms, financial services, information technology and mining sectors. Robert Wilson has an excellent track record in assisting with market inquiries and merger control cases involving public interest considerations. Martin Versfeld is a key name for handling competition law matters within the medical industry, and Burton Phillips advises on the competition law aspects of transactional mandates. Shawn Van Der Meulen and Mark Garden also stand out for their contributions. Clare-Alice Vertue was promoted to partner in March 2023.

Practice head(s):

Daryl Dingley

Other key lawyers:

Robert Wilson; Martin Versfeld; Burton Phillips; Mark Garden; Clare-Alice Vertue


A proactive team.’

The team is nimble, responsive and agile.’

Key clients

ABSA Group Ltd

African Rainbow Minerals Ltd

Anglo American

Remgro Limited


Northam Platinum Holdings Limited

GovChat and its subsidiary

Akzo Nobel N.V

Heineken N.V.

JP Morgan Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, Bank of America and Commerzbank

Maersk South Africa (Pty) Ltd

Mobile Telephone Networks (Pty) Ltd

MultiChoice Group Ltd

Naspers Ltd


Oceana Group Ltd


Raubex Group Ltd

Sea Harvest Group Ltd

Sanlam Ltd Group

Telesure Investment Holdings

Publisher Support Services

RCL Foods Limited

Work highlights

  • Providing ongoing assistance to Heineken the acquisition by Heineken International B.V., of a further interest in Namibia Breweries Limited and the combination (within a newly created entity) of Heineken’s current South African business and three businesses within Distell Group Holdings.
  • Providing ongoing assistance to Naspers in respect of the Online Intermediation Platforms Market Inquiry initiated by the South African Competition Commission.

Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

The competition practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr has an established track record in assisting with market inquiries and investigations brought by the Competition Commission, and is also strong in advising on the competition law aspects of prominent mergers. Led by Chris Charter, the team has been kept especially busy assisting clients in the financial services, energy, healthcare and food and beverages sectors. Susan Meyer is well versed in representing healthcare entities in complex cross-border mergers, and competition law specialist Albert Aukema regularly advises on prohibited practices proceedings. Lara Granville‘s varied workload includes advising on cartel investigations and merger control matters. Andries le Grange and Reece May are other key figures in the department.

Practice head(s):

Chris Charter

Other key lawyers:

Andries le Grange; Lara Granville; Susan Meyer; Albert Aukema; Reece May


‘The team takes the time to really understand the business of each of our clients and have an immense amount of experience in transactions across numerous African jurisdictions. The relationship they have built with the South African competition authorities makes the process so much quicker and easier. ’

‘Susan Meyer is always available and provides prompt and exceptional service to our clients. Her knowledge and experience are unmatched.’

What has impressed me is the ability of the team to properly engage, to listen, apply or reject the information fed to them, and turn around the work promptly so that the momentum is not lost and the continuous reviews can take place. We have been super-impressed. In addition, the team displays good commercial sense/acumen to complement their exceptional legal expertise in this field.’

‘What a pleasure to work with attorneys who have a high regard for the input available from the client, but will not be shaken off course.’

Susan Meyer is simply outstanding! She is calm, concise, engaging and consistent.’

‘The team is always proactive.’

‘Chris Charter is well versed in the law and always available to debate issues pertaining to developments at the commission.’

Key clients

The Coca-Cola Company

Cosco Shipping


Fidelity Services Group


Old Mutual

GAP Chemicals


Anglo American


Hygrotech Properties

British American Tobacco

Legae Peresec



Pelo Agricultural Ventures

Public Investment Corporation







Curro Schools



Arcelor Mittal



Kagiso Tiso Holdings


Tiso Blackstar Group

Liquid Telecoms

Technology Management Services (TCM)

Avon Justine


Various Oppenheimer Group Companies

Bud Group

Manganese Producers Consortium

Minister of Economic Development

Business Connexion

Jasco Electronics Holdings




Sabre Corp





Lesaka Technologies

African Bank


CIB Insurance

DN Invest Proprietary

Food Lovers Market

PSG Group

Apex Partners

Fortress REIT




Hollywood Bets

Spear REIT

Pam Golding



BetterHome Group


Tiger Brands

Manganese Producers’ Consortium

Mainstream Renewable Power


National Land Rover Dealers Association South Africa

Babcock Plant Services

Dark Fibre Africa

Hatfield Holdings

Puma Energy

FirstRand Bank

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

The ‘extremely commercial, strategic and intelligent‘ team at Herbert Smith Freehills South Africa LLP is led by the ‘strongJean Meijer, who garners praise for her ‘exceptional knowledge of competition law‘. The competition, regulation and trade practice has been kept busy handling abuse of dominance claims, high-profile market inquiries, cartel investigations and merger control matters. Nick Altini stands out for his expertise in representing clients in the full range of competition law issues, and has advised on high-profile cases involving discriminatory and predatory pricing matters, contested mergers and cartel investigations. Sandhya Foster and Stewart Payne are key names to note. Leana Engelbrecht left the firm in January 2024.

Practice head(s):

Jean Meijer

Other key lawyers:

Nick Altini; Sandhya Foster; Stewart Payne


‘The team’s advice is always practical and of enormous value to a business, because of their ability to quickly grasp the issues, understand the business and what outcome the business is looking to achieve. They do not over complicate matters with legal jargon but rather find commercial, workable solutions to suit the business and achieve the required outcome. They continually keep clients updated on current competition matters in a practical, informative way which is easy to understand.’

‘Jean Meijer is highly intelligent, strategic, commercial and practical. She is able to quickly understand what a business requires and give advice which is implementable and understandable. Sandhya Foster is extremely commercial, intelligent and practical.’

‘The team is highly experienced and well connected.’

‘Both Jean and Sandhya are fantastic-they are always professional and a real asset in any negotiation/transaction.’

‘This team is top drawer with a superior knowledge of competition law and how best to use that knowledge as an inter-play with the competition authorities. This team also has an innate ability to find practical solutions to complex legal issues.’

‘Nick Altini is one of the best competition lawyers in the country. He has a profound knowledge of the law and an exceptional skill at applying that knowledge in practice, delivering outstanding results for his clients.’

‘Jean Meijer and her team are on the ball, organised, anticipate strategic moves and are always well prepared. If a client is looking for a team that will crystalise complex issues and make it palatable and defensible – this is the team!’

‘The Herbert Smith Freehills South Africa LLP competition team are subject matter experts with a proven track record of delivering with excellence. The team is very solutions oriented and straight to the point, which is highly appreciated in our field given the fast turnaround required to make decisions.’

Key clients

Associated British Foods (including subsidiaries, Illovo Sugar South African and Zambia Sugar)

Air Products South Africa Proprietary Limited


Harmony Gold

IHS Holdings

Life Healthcare Group Limited

Naspers Group operating companies (AutoTrader, Mr D, OLX South Africa, Property24 and Takealot.com)


The Standard Bank of South Africa Limited (including subsidiaries Liberty Life, Liberty 2 Degrees and Stanlib)

Uber Portier B.V. and Uber Eats South Africa Proprietary Limited

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners


Work highlights

  • Successfully defended I&J against allegations of cartel conduct before the Competition Tribunal and in an appeal heard before the Competition Appeal Court, brought against the client by the Competition Commission.
  • Acting for a number of South African digital companies, including e-commerce retailer, Takealot.com, and food delivery service, MrD, in the ongoing OIPMI inquiry.

Werksmans Attorneys

Paul Coetser heads up the competition practice at Werksmans Attorneys, which is well known for assisting prominent domestic and international clients with the competition law aspects of M&A deals, competition litigation, and abuse of dominance claims. Rudolph Raath is a key name for carte; cases, while Ahmore Burger-Smidt calls upon significant regulatory expertise to advise telecoms, IT and e-commerce clients on compliance work, as well as merger approvals. Nyiko Mathebula is active on prohibited practices matters. In 2023 Petra Krusche retired, and Nkonzo Hlatshwayo and Phuti Mashalane joined the department.

Practice head(s):

Paul Coetser

Other key lawyers:

Ahmore Burger-Smidt; Rudolph Raath; Nyiko Mathebula; Nkonzo Hlatshwayo; Phuti Mashalane

Key clients

American Towers Corporation

Astron Energy Proprietary Limited

Audatex Proprietary Limited

Bidvest Group Limited

Capital Appreciation Limited

Capitec Bank Limited

Cardtronics PLC

Choppies Enterprises


Credit Suisse Group AG

Department of Trade, Industry and Competition

Distell Limited (now Heineken South Africa (RF) Proprietary Limited)

Glencore International AG

Imisebe Printing and Publishing Proprietary Limited

Investec Limited

Isuzu Motors Limited

Kansai Paint

Karan Beef Proprietary Limited

Lenmed Health

Macsteel Global S.A.R.L. BV

Mobile Telephone Networks Proprietary Limited (MTN South Africa) and MTN Group Limited


Naspers Group and its subsidiaries (including Media24)

Nedbank Limited

PG Bison Proprietary Limited

PriceCheck Proprietary Limited

Samancor Chrome Limited

Samsung Electronics South Africa Proprietary Limited

Shoprite Checkers Proprietary Limited

Sibanye Stillwater

SuperSport International Proprietary Limited

Telkom SA SOC Limited

Thebe Investment Corporation Proprietary Limited

Thungela Operations Proprietary Limited

Toyota Financial Services South Africa Limited


Vitol Holding SA

Vivo Energy Limited

Volvo Financial Services LLC

Vox Venture B.V.

Waco Africa

Work highlights

  • Advising Vitol Group on the merger approval processes for its acquisition of a 75% stake of Engen Limited across five African jurisdictions.
  • Representing Waco Africa before the Competition Tribunal in ongoing proceedings concerning the dismissal of cartel charges brought against the client.
  • Acted for SuperSport International in defending the client’s contractual arrangements with Lagardère Sports, within the context of an antitrust investigation.


At Fasken, the ‘always responsive, thoughtful and professional‘ competition team reports an increase in market inquiries, and continues to handle a wide spectrum of contentious and non-contentious matters for clients in the pharmaceutical, insurance, banking, construction, mining and media sectors, to name a few. Neil MacKenzie is ‘a fiercely smart and strategic competition law partner‘; he jointly leads the practice with Lesley Morphet, who is highly regarded for her expertise in advising on complex merger filings, cartel investigations, and exemption and leniency applications. Palesa Mpe is well-versed in representing clients from the technology, telecoms, logistics and transport sectors in a range of competition law matters.

Practice head(s):

Lesley Morphet; Neil MacKenzie

Other key lawyers:

Palesa Mpe


‘The level of service is excellent and it feels like a boutique firm with on demand personalised attention.’

‘Neil MacKenzie makes us feel like we are his only clients and nothing is ever too much trouble or too complex for Neil to counsel on. He is a valued part of our competition law task team.’

‘The team is approachable, knowledgeable, and offers sound advice.’

Key clients

Air Liquide

Amcor Flexibles South Africa Proprietary Limited







Nomura International PLc

ArcelorMittal South Africa Limited

Marquard & Bahls AG

South African Petroleum Industry Association

Norton Rose Fulbright

Competition law expert Marianne Wagener leads Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Inc’s practice in this space, which has been kept particularly busy advising financial services, energy, insurance and commodities sector clients on cross-border merger transactions and clearances, cartel investigations and abuse of dominance claims. The ‘very knowledgeableRosalind Lake  has expertise in handling regulatory work and is well versed in advising on mandates involving consumer law aspects. Mark Griffiths fields experience in assisting with contentious merger notifications. Candice Upfold and James Donald also play significant roles in the group.

Practice head(s):

Marianne Wagener

Other key lawyers:

Mark Griffiths; Rosalind Lake; Candice Upfold; James Donald


‘Large firm but one that offers individual, flexible and personalized service through knowledgeable and skilled teams. Approachable, patient and adaptable. Open to debate and discussion and great attention to detail.’

‘Very knowledgeable. Excellent insight and understanding of issues. Good drafting skills.’

Rosalind Lake is highly adaptable and flexible, resulting in outstanding individual service.’

Key clients

Industrial Gas Users Association of South Africa

Wilmar SA (Pty) Ltd

Louis Dreyfus Company Africa (Pty) Ltd and NWK Limited

Barclays Bank plc

AfroCentric Investment Corporation Limited

Bryte Insurance Company Botswana t/a Bryte Risk Services Botswana

PBD Boeredienste (Pty) Ltd

Infinity Renewable Energy B.V.

Renasa Insurance Company Limited

Shadow Capital (Pty) Limited and Blue Ocean Mussels (Pty) Ltd

Department of Public Enterprises

FirstRand Bank Limited

Sandvik AB

NAS Colossal Aviation Services

Ardagh Group

Work highlights

  • Assisted IGUA-SA with lodging a complaint with the Competition Commission against Sasol Gas for alleged excessive pricing.
  • Represented the Louis Dreyfus Company Africa (LDC) and NWK Limited in a merger clearance investigation arising from LDC’s divestment of its interest in EPKO Oil Seed Crushing (Pty) Ltd, which was a joint venture with NWK.
  • Acted for FirstRand Bank in an investigation brought by the Competition Commission concerning a complaint about the termination of banking services of entities in the Sekunjalo Group by various South African banks.

Baker McKenzie Johannesburg

Baker McKenzie Johannesburg’s competition practice is home to a team praised for its ‘top-level expertise‘ in the space. The group reports an uptick in instructions focusing on the competition law aspects of high-profile mergers and acquisitions. Firm managing partner Lerisha Naidu heads the department, and is well versed in handling cartel-related matters, compliance and risk mitigation work, and interim relief applications. Angelo Tzarevski and Sphesihle Nxumalo are key figures in the practice.

Practice head(s):

Lerisha Naidu

Other key lawyers:

Angelo Tzarevski; Sphesihle Nxumalo


‘The competition practice at Baker McKenzie is well resourced and I value the expertise in the team.’

‘I can always trust that the advice I receive is well considered. I also appreciate the team’s ability to offer commercial solutions and not just “dry” legal interpretation. I also like their responsiveness; they are also highly pro-active and will brainstorm with the client to explore various solutions. The team approaches the client relationship as a win-win partnership.’

The team is young and dynamic, always willing to help and clearly know their area of law really well.’

Key clients

Unilever South Africa

Blantyre Capital

Sika AG



Platinum Equity Advisors

Henry Schein Inc.

Suez Group

Bidvest Group


Work highlights

  • Acting for Unilever in ongoing proceedings before the Competition Tribunal involving allegations that Unilever had, between 2004 and 2013, engaged in cartel conduct in the edible oils and fats industry.
  • Advised Greenpoint Capital and Blantyre Capital on the competition aspects of the clients’ acquisition of Ster-Kinekor Theatres.
  • Advised Sika, a Swiss multinational specialty chemical company, on the competition aspects of its global acquisition of MBCC Group.

Nortons Inc

Nortons Inc‘s broad offering in competition law includes advising on merger control issues and market inquiries. Anthony Norton is a key name in the group for competition litigation, and Anton Roets advises on cartel conduct and abuse of dominance claims. Paul Russell has experience in merger control matters and corporate leniency, exemption and interim relief applications, while Michelle Rawlinson advises on market inquiries. Warwick Radford and Nicola Ilgner are significant practitioners in the department.

Practice head(s):

Anthony Norton; Anton Roets; Michelle Rawlinson; Warwick Radford; Paul Russell; Nicola Ilgner

Key clients

Impala Platinum Holdings Limited (Implats)

eMedia Investments (Pty) Limited

Private Property South Africa (Pty) Ltd

Mpact Limited

Caxton & CTP Publishers and Printers

Pick n Pay Retailers (Pty) Limited

Sanlam Life Insurance Limited

Anglo American

Anglo Platinum Limited

Kumba Resources Limited

Hosken Consolidated Investments Limited

Mondi Plc

Sasol Limited

bp Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd

Netcare Limited

Seriti Resources Holdings Limited

Tsogo Sun Limited

Momentum Metropolitan Holdings, a division of MMI Limited. (“Momentum”)

Work highlights

  • Successfully represented eMedia in obtaining urgent interim relief relating to the removal of four of eMedia’s channels from a dominant satellite TV platform, DStv.
  • Assisted Implats with the competition aspects of its successful takeover of Royal Bafokeng Platinum.

Primerio International

Primerio International is home to ‘an exceptional team, highly versed in competition and anti-trust law‘. The pan-African competition law boutique is ‘very close to developments in competition law in Africa, and has great relationships with regulators’. Key areas of instruction for the group remain multijurisdictional merger applications, cartel investigations and abuse of dominance claims. John Oxenham ‘has much international experience and knows what clients need‘; he co-heads the team with the ‘very responsiveMichael-James Currie. Stephany Torres acts on competition litigation, and Stephany Torres advises on merger filings. Gina Lodolo and Nicholas Petzwinkler are further names to note.

Practice head(s):

John Oxenham; Michael-James Currie

Other key lawyers:

Stephany Torres; Joshua Eveleigh; Gina Lodolo; Nicholas Petzwinkler


‘Primero is a first-class firm. It is responsive, client oriented and well-informed and a pleasure to work with. ’

‘John Oxenham is a well-known and respected attorney in Competition and Commercial Law. The vast knowledge, experience and availability has been very helpful.’

‘John Oxenham is always readily available and goes beyond what is expected to assist the client. His varied experience also allows him to suggest innovative solutions to not so standard legal conundrums. Michael James Currie is always available.’

Key clients

Joysen Safety Systems (Takata Corporation) and Takata Japan

Oryx Energies Srl

Voith Group

Eutelsat SA and OneWeb Holdings Limited

K+S Aktiengesellschaft and Industrial Commodities Holdings

Ravago S.A and Emeraude 3.0

Makarenge Electrical Industries (Pty) Ltd t/a Wilec

Sika AG

Ethos Fund IV, Brait Partners, Premier FMCG (Pty) Ltd; Lodestone Brands (Pty) Ltd

Nissan South Africa (Pty) Ltd

Work highlights

  • Successfully represented Oryx Energies before the Competition Tribunal in relation to the South African Competition Commission’s investigation into the Liquefied Petroleum Gas sector, concerning allegations of price fixing in the sector’s cylinder deposit scheme.
  • Advised K+S Aktiengesellschaft and Industrial Commodities Holdings on completing merger filings in South Africa, Morocco and Zimbabwe.