Director, Werksmans Advisory Services (Pty) Ltd

More about: Ahmore Burger-Smidt
Ahmore Burger Smidt advises on:
  • Conducting compliance audits and developing compliance programs: Competition Law and Data privacy
  • Conducting compliance training
  • Responsibility for Werksmans Competition Law Online Training
  • Appearances before Competition Commission, Competition Tribunal and Competition Appeal Court
  • 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
  • Applications for leniency and for exemptions form the Competition Act
  • Responding to summonses from the Competition Authorities and search and seizure operations
  • Defending individuals against allegations of participation in cartels
  • Conducting risk assessments including responsibility for the Werksmans Online Risk Assessment Tool: Competition Law and Data privacy
  • Mining law
Ahmore Burger Smidt career:
  • BCom (University of North West)
  • LLB (University of North West)
  • MBL (UNISA) Received Old Mutual medal
  • 2011: Director, Werksmans Advisory Services (Pty) Ltd
Ahmore Burger Smidt highlights:
  • Head Enforcement and Exemptions Division of the South African Competition Commission
  • Deputy Commissioner of the South African Competition Commission
  • Extensively involved in the formulation of the Rules of the Competition Commission and the Rules of the Competition Tribunal and the establishment of the Competition Commission
  • Took part in the review and subsequent amendments to the Competition Legislation during February 2000
  • Convenor, speaker and participant at local and international conferences and seminars on competition law
  • Published several articles on application of competition law in local and foreign journals
  • Worked at the following international
  • Competition Authorities: ACCC (Australia), Office of Fair Trading (UK), Department of Justice (US) and Federal Trade Commission (US)
  • Assisted clients in a number of African jurisdictions inter alia Namibia, Swaziland, Botswana and Tanzania
  • Named as a recommended lawyer in Competition by the Legal500 (2012 and 2016)