PIETER STEYN

Director

More about: Pieter Steyn
  • commercial and corporate law
    • companies
    • cross-border transactions
    • mergers, acquisitions and management buy-outs
    • restructuring of corporate entities
    • Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) transactions
    • due diligence investigations
    • procurement, supply, distribution and manufacturing agreements
  • African trade and projects
    • cross border joint ventures and other transactions
    • establishing businesses in African countries
  • competition/antitrust law
    • merger control in South Africa and COMESA
    • cartel investigations and other prohibited practices
  • trust law
  • gaming law, including lotteries
  • BSc (LAB MED) LLB (Wits)
  • LLM (Competition, Patent & Trade law) (Unisa)
  • 1996: Director, Werksmans
  • Chairperson of LEX Africa (network of leading law firms in 25 African countries)
  • Former Chairperson of the NEPAD Business Foundation (NBF) Legal Sector
  • Speaks English, German, French and Afrikaans
  • Co-Chair of the International Bar Association's Antitrust Committee
  • Member of the Committee on Competition Law of the Law Society of the Northern Provinces
  • Provided pro bono advise to Jane Goodall Institute South Africa, Campaigning for Cancer and education charity, Eureka
  • IBA Antitrust Committee newsletter rapporteur for South Africa from 2001 to 2010.
  • IBA Antitrust Committee Secretary and Membership Officer from 2010 - 2011, vice chair and senior vice chair from 2012 to 2015
  • Has written several articles, and spoken and chaired panels at local and international conferences and seminars on:
    • South African corporate and competition law
    • corporate governance
    • joint ventures and investment in Africa
    • Black Economic Empowerment
  • Named as a leading lawyer in:
    • The International Who's Who of Competition Lawyers & Economists (2015)
    • Competition by IFLR1000: The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms (2011 and 2012)
    • Competition by the International Who's Who Legal (2007-2015)
  • Named as a recommended lawyer in Competition by the Legal500 (2011, 2012 and 2016)