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Pieter Steyn

Firm: Werksmans
Country: South Africa

Practice Area: Corporate

  • 155 5th St‎
    Sandton 2196
Main Practice Area

Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions

Specializes in

- commercial and corporate law
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)

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