Samantha Sinden

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Director

Location: Johannesburg

Tel: +27 11 535 8334

Fax: +27 11 535 8534

Email: ssinden@werksmans.com

ABOUT

Director Samantha Sinden advises in the Competition and Media & Communications practice areas. She specialises in obtaining approval for mergers and takeovers from the competition authorities; laying and defending of complaints of alleged anti-competitive conduct (e.g. cartels, abuse of dominant position and price discrimination); and applications for leniency and for exemption from the Competition Act. Samantha also acts in matters of conducting compliance audits and developing compliance programmes; responding to summonses from the Competition authorities and search and seizure operations (dawn raids); and defending individuals against allegations of participation in cartels.

  • Competition
  • Media, Communications & Technology
  • Obtaining of approval for mergers and takeovers from the competition authorities
  • Laying and defending of complaints of alleged anti-competitive conduct e.g. cartels, abuse of dominant position and price discrimination
  • Applications for leniency and for exemption from the Competition Act
  • Conducting compliance audits and developing compliance programs
  • Responding to summonses from the Competition authorities and search and seizure operations (dawn raids)
  • Defending individuals against allegations of participation in cartels
  • Acted as lead legal advisors to Investec Equity Partners (Proprietary) Limited ("IEP") and Idwala Industrial Holdings Limited ("Idwala") in relation to regulatory matters with specific regard to the Competition Act, 1998.
  • LLB (Cum Laude) (University of the Witwatersrand)
  • 2012: Associate, Werksmans
  • 2014: Senior Associate, Werksmans
  • 2019: Director, Werksmans

 

  • Dean’s Merit List (2007 to 2009)
  • Council Member of the Wits Law Students Council (2007 to 2009)
  • Certificate of Merit for the most distinguished performance in the course Public International Law during 2008
  • Certificate of Merit for the most distinguished performance in the course Sale and Lease during 2008
  • Joint winner of the 2010 Juta Prize for best article published by a candidate attorney in De Rebus during 2010, for the article ‘Fighting corruption: Section 34 of the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act’ in 2010 (August) DR 22