Petra Krusche

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Director

Location: Cape Town

Tel: +27 21 405 5123

Fax: +27 11 535 8722

Email: pkrusche@werksmans.com

ABOUT

Petra Krusche is a Director in the Competition practice area. She provides a range of specialist advice including providing competition law advice on prohibited anti-competitive conduct (including cartels and abuses of dominance). Petra also advises on competition best practice for business (including buying associations and franchises); communications between competitors and at industry associations; loyalty schemes; incentives; and exclusionary practices. Petra is also well-versed in making and defending complaints of alleged anti-competitive conduct such as participation in cartels and abuses of dominance before the competition authorities; the Competition Appeal Court; the Supreme Court of Appeal; and the Constitutional Court.

  • Competition
  • Land Reform Restitution & Tenure
  • Providing competition law advice on prohibited anti-competitive conduct including cartels and abuses of dominance 
  • Advising on competition best practice for business including buying associations and franchises, communications between competitors and at industry associations, loyalty schemes , incentives and exclusionary practices
  • Making and defending of complaints of alleged anti-competitive conduct such as participation in cartels and abuses of dominance before the competition authorities, the Competition Appeal Court, the Supreme Court of Appeal and the Constitutional Court
  • Representation in market inquiries conducted by the Competition Commission 
  • Dealing with summonses from the Competition Commission in respect of investigations and interrogations and dealing with necessary appearances and submissions 
  • Advising on and preparing applications for leniency under the corporate leniency policy 
  • Negotiation of consent orders with the Competition Commission
  • Advising on and drafting of exemption applications under the provisions of the Competition Act
  • Merger notifications and merger control compliance advice
  • Competition training and compliance services 
  • Conducting compliance audits and developing compliance programmes, including search & seizure (dawn raid) guidelines and dawn raid preparedness

 

  • buying associations and franchises
  • information exchange practices of industry associations
  • alleged abuse of dominance practices
  • prohibited practices and state subsidies
  • BCom (Law) (Stellenbosch University)
  • LLB (Stellenbosch University)
  • Tax Programme Certificate (University of South Africa)
  • LLM (Mercantile law) (Stellenbosch University)
  • 2014, Director, Werksmans

 

  • Consistently recognised in the following international publications:
    • named as a leading lawyer in Competition/Antitrust in The IFLR1000 Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms (2016-2017) and ranked as a "highly regarded" practitioner for Competition in IFLR1000 (2018)
    • named as a recommended lawyer in Competition/Antitrust in Chambers Global (2010)
    • listed in antitrust in Best Lawyers International 2013
    • named as a recommended lawyer in Competition by Legal 500 (2016 - 2018)