Irma-Dalene Gouws

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Director

Location: Cape Town

Tel: +27 21 405 5121

Fax: +27 11 535 8501

Email: igouws@werksmans.com

ABOUT

Irma-Dalene Gouws is a Director in the Competition and Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions practice areas, specialising in obtaining approval for mergers and takeovers from the competition authorities in South Africa and Namibia; competition law advice on prohibited anticompetitive conduct; laying and defending of complaints of alleged anticompetitive conduct; and defending firms against allegations of participation in cartels. Irma-Dalene also advises on several other matters including appearances before the Competition Commission and Competition Tribunal; applications for leniency and for exemption from the Competition Act; responding to summonses from the competition authorities; and negotiation of consent orders with the Competition Commission.

  • Competition
  • Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions
  • obtaining of approval for mergers and takeovers from the competition authorities in South Africa and Namibia
  • competition law advice on prohibited anticompetitive conduct
  • laying and defending of complaints of alleged anticompetitive conduct
  • defending firms against allegations of participation in cartels
  • appearances before the Competition Commission and Competition Tribunal
  • applications for leniency and for exemption from the Competition Act
  • responding to summonses from the competition authorities
  • negotiation of consent orders with the Competition Commission
  • conducting compliance audits and developing compliance programmes, including search & seizure (dawn raid) guidelines and dawn raid preparedness
  • conducting employee competition compliance training
  • the drafting of various commercial agreements
  • mergers and acquisitions
  • joint ventures
  • 1994: BA Comm (Rand Afrikaans University)
  • 2004: LLB (Stellenbosch University)
  • 2013-present: Chairperson of the Cape Law Society's Specialist Committee on Competition Law
  • 2005: Candidate Attorney, Jan S. de Villiers
  • 2007: Associate, Jan S. de Villiers
  • 2011: Director, Werksmans