Competition / Anti-Trust

Competition law can be extremely complex and often challenging and we provide integrated commercial solutions to assist with its ever-evolving changes, as well as in anti-trust law. Our clients benefit from our expert knowledge and experience in local, regional and global, multi-jurisdictional matters.

We provide a coordinated approach and offer a seamless service by having access to experts across all practice areas of our firm to successfully manage the complexities of cross-border transactions, including joint ventures, mergers & acquisitions and other.

Our track record sets us apart from our competitors. Understanding the Competition Act and ensuring clients have the correct information means our clients are protected at all times and also have recourse against competitors who do not adhere.

We provide extensive Competition/Anti-Trust services including:

  • assisting with all aspects of complex local, regional and global merger investigations, including hostile and friendly merger notifications and merger-structuring advice (taking the lead on complex, multi-jurisdictional mergers and also, if required, fulfilling a supporting role in multi-jurisdictional filings)
  • cartel investigations:
    • from the defence side: from dawn raid or other commencement of an investigation, advising on possible leniency applications, defence of the investigation, appeals, reviews and follow-on civil litigation
    • from the complainant’s side: providing advice, preparing complaints and privately prosecuting complaints
  • behavioural matters, including horizontal and vertical practices and abuses of dominance, as well as defending and prosecuting behavioural matters
  • market inquiries
  • exemptions
  • due diligence and compliance audits
  • E-learning and face-to-face compliance training programmes
  • competition compliance advice (including in relation to transactions and behavioural issues)
  • dealing with industry regulators, especially in respect of the interface between competition law and economics
  • document creation and management techniques
  • interim relief
  • follow-on civil litigation
  • advocacy
  • appeals and reviews
  • Mergers including preparing and lodging merger approval applications in respect of intermediate and large mergers and advising on with the transactions have to be reported to the Competition authorities
  • Prohibited practices
  • Competition compliance training
  • Corporate leniency applications
  • Competition Commission requests for information and investigations
  • Competition Tribunal hearings
  • Preparing competition compliance policies
  • Submissions to economic regulators (including Nersa and ICASA and ITAC) on pricing, licencing and other issues

COMPETITION AND ANTI-TRUST EXPERTS

DIRECTOR
Bobedi Seleke+27 11 328 1768