Paul Cleland

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Director

Location: Johannesburg

Tel: +27 11 535 8239

Fax: +27 11 535 8739

Email: pcleland@werksmans.com

ABOUT

Paul Cleland is a Director in the Competition and Media & Communications practice areas. He specialises in all aspects of competition law, including contested and uncontested merger approvals; cartel; abuse of dominance and other prohibited practices investigations; interim relief proceedings; and compliance. Paul advises firms across a range of sectors and industries, including media and communications; mining; distribution and logistics; motor vehicle; chemical and industrial; forestry and agriculture; beverages; banking, insurance and financial services; regulated and electronic payments. He provides advice regarding merger filing requirements in African jurisdictions outside of South Africa, including the regional COMESA competition regime.

  • Competition
  • Media, Communications & Technology
  • All aspects of competition law, including contested and uncontested merger approvals; cartel, abuse of dominance and other prohibited practices investigations; interim relief proceedings; and advisory and compliance.
  • Paul has advised firms across a range of sectors and industries, including media and communications; mining; distribution and logistics; motor vehicle; chemical and industrial; forestry and agriculture; beverages; banking, insurance and financial services; regulated and electronic payments.
  • Paul is able to provide advice regarding merger filing requirements in African jurisdictions outside of South Africa, including the regional COMESA competition regime.

 

  • BA LLB (University of the Witwatersrand)
  • 2009: Director, Werksmans

 

  • Lecturer
    • Commercial Contracts, Attorneys Admission Courses (2003 ‑ 2004) (Law Society of the Northern Provinces)
    • Commercial Contracts, Practical Legal Training (2003 ‑ 2004) (Law Society of the Northern Provinces)
    • Skills Transfer Project, Practical Competition Law Programme (2008 and 2010) (Law Society of South Africa, LEAD & SASSETA)
  • Named as:
    • a recommended lawyer in Competition by The Legal500 (2012,2016, 2017 and 2018);
    • an up and coming lawyer in Competition & Anti- trust (2013, 2016 and 2017) by Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business;
    • a leading practitioner in Competition & Antitrust by Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business (2018 and 2019).