Norton Rose Fulbright (Johannesburg)

Lara Granville

Norton Rose Fulbright (Johannesburg), DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr (Johannesburg)

Lara is an antitrust and competition lawyer based in Johannesburg. She focuses on cartel investigations and other competition law complaints, market investigations, merger notifications and the drafting of competition law opinions. She also has experience in competition law compliance audits and training programmes, and in assisting clients in dawn raid procedures. Lara also has extensive experience advising clients on regulatory issues in the telecommunications, broadcasting and energy sectors. She has assisted clients in engaging with, and making representations to, NERSA and ICASA, and in pursuing or defending review proceedings, including recent High Court review applications dealing with ICASA’s regulation of wholesale mobile call termination rates. She has worked for clients in a range of industries including the telecommunications, broadcasting, airline, gas, financial services, milling and insurance sectors. Her recent successes include acting for SAB’s appointed distributors in relation to a referral dismissed by the Competition Tribunal. In 2011/2012, Lara spent a year on secondment in our London office where she acted for PwC in the UK Competition Commission’s market investigation of the UK audit market. Lara is a regular conference speaker and contributor of articles on competition law and regulation, including for the American Bar Association’s Year in Review for South Africa. She co-authored the South African chapter in a book describing the design of competition law institutions (edited by Eleanor M Fox and Michael J Trebilcock). Before joining the practice, Lara served as a research assistant to Justice Yvonne Mokgoro at the Constitutional Court of South Africa. She also lectured Constitutional Law part-time at the University of the Witwatersrand. Lara is also committed to various pro-bono projects, particularly educating learners about the Constitution and their rights, through Constitution Hill’s education project. She holds post-graduate certificates in Advanced Administrative Law and in Telecommunications Law from the University of the Witwatersrand. Lara was awarded the Hauser Global Scholarship to study her LLM degree at New York University. She graduated with an LLM in 2007, focusing her studies on competition / antitrust law, development law and constitutional law. She obtained her BA degree (cum laude) and her LLB degree (top LLB graduate 2004) from the University of the Witwatersrand.

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Lara Granville, Rosalind Lake The South African Minister of Economic Development announces the entry into force of new amendments to the Competition Act introducing criminal liability for cartel conduct


For the first time in South Africa, directors and managers will face jail time for participation in a cartel. Minister Patel announced yesterday that the amendments to the Competition Act which introduce criminal liability for cartel conduct will come into effect from 1 May 2016. The amendment (...)

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