Norton Rose Fulbright (Johannesburg)

Rosalind Lake

Norton Rose Fulbright (Johannesburg)

Rosalind is director based in Johannesburg specialising in competition and consumer law and the implications for business in South Africa. Rosalind has extensive experience in regulatory investigations and compliance audits. She is highly skilled in developing and implementing customised compliance programmes and, in particular, training employees on how to comply with the Competition and Consumer Protection Acts. Rosalind has been recommended by top international research publication Legal500 as ‘very efficient, thorough and knowledgeable’ and having a ‘fine reputation’. Rosalind heads up the Consumer Protection practice and advises clients across all industries on the Consumer Protection Act including bringing their practices in line with the Act requirements and related sector regulation. This includes marketing practices; contractual reviews; disclaimer and plain language reviews; distribution strategies and contracts; promotional competitions and offers; product warranties, liability and recall, and all aspects of franchising. She also advises on privacy issues in terms of the Protection of Personal Information Act in relation to marketing practices and customer database management. Rosalind has substantial experience in cartel investigations, particularly in the airline and manufacturing sectors, leniency applications, merger notifications and competition law opinions across all sectors. She advises clients on merger filings and consumer protection issues across a number of African jurisdictions, including COMESA. Rosalind co-authored the book Understanding the Consumer Protection Act, published by Juta Law in 2012 which focuses on making the contents of the laws understandable and practically enforceable for business and consumers alike. Rosalind is a regular conference and guest speaker and is often interviewed on television and radio as a specialist in Competition and Consumer Protection-related topics. She also frequently contributes articles to mainstream, academic and specialist publications on these subjects. Rosalind is listed as a recommended competition lawyer in Legal500, 2015. Rosalind attended Rhodes University where she obtained her BA and LLB and achieved a position on the Dean’s merit list for both degrees. She also received her Master of Laws (with distinction) from Rhodes University by way of thesis on employment discrimination law. She is an admitted attorney and a member of the Law Society of the Northern Provinces.

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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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