Herbert Smith Freehills (Johannesburg)

Sandhya Foster

Herbert Smith Freehills (Johannesburg)

Sandhya Foster is a director at Herbert Smith Freehills’ Johannesburg office. Specialising in competition law, Sandhya has extensive experience covering a broad range of matters, including merger control and prohibited practices. Her experience extends beyond South Africa to sub-Saharan Africa where she regularly provides multi-jurisdictional merger control advice. She has also assisted with merger filings across EMEA. Sandhya has contributed to several submissions made by the IBA antitrust merger working group in relation to merger control developments in Africa and has been recognised by Chambers and Partners. Sandhya is also a member of the executive committee of the South African Association of Competition Law Practitioners.

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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 (...)

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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