The Competition Act affects every business operating in South Africa, with serious consequences for contraventions. This necessitates a sound understanding of the basic principles of the Act and, importantly, access to the best possible legal advice. Our competition lawyers are at the forefront of developments in competition law in South Africa and have assisted a number of large corporate clients with the competition law aspects of mergers and acquisitions (M&A).

These clients including mining, manufacturing, telecommunications and financial services companies, as well as foreign multinationals. We also regularly advise on prohibited practices such as cartel conduct, bid rigging and abuses of dominance. Members of our Competition Practice have acted in cartel proceedings in the steel, airline, construction, engineering, vehicle and fuel industries, among others.

Legal and business skills combine for practical solutions

South African competition law differs from foreign models in that the focus is not purely on competition and antitrust issues, but also on certain public interest and social goals. These include provisions to promote small businesses, the interests of employees and black economic empowerment. Our deeply experienced competition lawyers bring with them a complementary blend of legal and business skills, and a focus on finding practical solutions and the best possible outcome for the client.

Our services include competition and antitrust services, specifically mergers, investigations and referrals and compliance matters.

Additionally, our Competition e-Learning Tool provides robust training for all company employees around key areas of competition law South Africa.

Competition Law e-Learning Tool

Find out more about our Competition e-Learning tool.

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