Bowman Gilfillan is a leader in the field of competition law and has been consistently included in the GCR 100, a ranking of the world’s top 100 competition law firms. The competition practice group comprises 20 lawyers, including internationally recognised leaders in the field. We have depth of experience in, and knowledge of, most sectors of the South African economy.

A key differentiator is our commitment to understanding our clients’ businesses so that the legal advice that we provide aligns with their strategic and commercial objectives. We adopt a practical solutions orientated approach. We are praised by our clients for ‘our wealth of experience’, ‘excellence’, understanding of their business, ‘tenacious yet careful approach’ and ‘very practical, commercially orientated advice’.

The practice group has been at the forefront of developments in competition law since the inception of the Competition Act and provides a full range of competition law services including in relation to: merger control, cartels, abuse of dominance and other restrictive practices.

Members of the practice group are regular contributors to local and international competition law publications and participate in the special committees on competition law of the law societies of the Cape and Northern Provinces.

We have been involved in various competition law matters in other African countries and are increasingly growing our experience in competition law regimes across Africa. We recently hosted an Africa competition law seminar, which was the first of its kind, where representatives of competition authorities and legal counsel from around Africa shared their experiences and views on the objectives for competition law in Africa. Representatives from the COMESA Competition Commission in Malawi and from competition agencies in Kenya, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe participated, together with local counsel from more than 11 African countries, including Egypt, Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Swaziland, Uganda and Zambia. Our publication on competition law in Africa was launched at this successful event.

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