Herbert Smith Freehills (Johannesburg)

Jean Meijer

Herbert Smith Freehills (Johannesburg)

Jean Meijer is the managing partner of the Herbert Smith Freehills’ Johannesburg office. With over 25 years’ experience, Jean specialises in competition law, including merger control, cartel and other prohibited practice investigations, exemption applications and competition compliance. She also regularly advises on multi-jurisdictional African mergers. Jean is recognised as one of the «top 100 women in antitrust» and a leading competition lawyer by multiple legal guides and directories. Jean is lauded as «one of the pre-eminent competition lawyers in South Africa» and «outstanding – clever, strategic and has a lot of experience to use to her benefit».

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Jean Meijer, Sandhya Foster The South African Competition Appeal Court overturns the Tribunal’s decision on a cartel and holds that parties concerned must be potential or actual competitors at the time of conclusion of the impugned agreement before a finding can be made (Tourvest)


The concept of ’characterisation’ was first introduced into South African law by the Supreme Court of Appeal ("SCA") in ANSAC. In that case, the SCA recognised that there are instances where conduct may, on its face, seem to be collusion but upon closer scrutiny the conduct is found to be (...)

Bertrand Montembault, Olivier Binyingo, Sergio Sorinas, Jean Meijer The Democratic Republic of Congo implements the “Competition Act” which abrogates and replaces a set of laws dated from colonial and post-independence times


On 9 July 2018, the Democratic Republic of Congo (“DRC”) joined the group of African countries that have recently established modern domestic competition law regimes, after President Joseph Kabila signed into law the Organic Law no. 18/020 on Pricing Freedom and Competition (the “Competition Act” (...)

Jean Meijer, Sandhya Foster The South African Ministry of Economic Development publishes its competition amendement Bill to create, enhance substantive provisions and focuses on two key structural challenges in the country


On 1 December 2017, the Minister of Economic Development published the Competition Amendment Bill, 2017 (Bill) for public comment. The Bill seeks to create and enhance the substantive provisions of the Competition Act No. 89 of 1998 (as amended) (Act) and focuses on two key structural (...)


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