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Nkonzo Hlatshwayo

Areas Of Practice:
Competition Law
Phone Number:
Cell Number:
+27 (0)11 286 6901
Years of Practice:
140 West Street, Sandton
Gauteng / Johannesburg
Postal Address:
P O Box 78333, Sandton City, 2196
1986 BA, University of Swaziland
1988 LLB, University of Swaziland
1992 LLM, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Canada
2001 Senior Executive Programme for Southern Africa, Harvard Business School
2001 Certificate in Mergers and Acquisitions, New York Institute of Finance
1999 Inaugural Competition Law Course at the Competition Commission

Having been involved in the development and evolution of competition law in South Africa and southern Africa, Nkonzo is particularly qualified to advise clients on competition law issues on the continent.

Nkonzo focuses on general competition work (including transactional/M&A), he represents parties in merger proceedings, complaint proceedings, intervention applications, leniency applications and cross-border proceedings. He also advises on competition law compliance and audits.

Previously, he served as a director in the Competition Board under the Department of Trade and Industry and later became the founding head of the Mergers & Acquisitions Division of the Competition Commission. He also served in a Deputy Commissioner capacity for two years. More recently he served as chairman of the Swaziland Competition Commission for 3½ years.

Nkonzo has handled a number of regional competition matters before various competition authorities.

He was also a lecturer in law for several years, teaching company law, constitutional law and the law of property. He has published academic articles and co-authored a book on human rights.

Representative experience:

  • Advised Old Mutual in its acquisition of a controlling interest in UAP Holdings. The transaction was notified to the Comesa Competition Commission, Kenya and Tanzania.
  • Conducted a comprehensive competition law audit for a company in the petroleum industry. 
  • Conducted a comprehensive competition law audit for a company in the steel industry with consequential training and other advice. 
  • Attended to various leniency applications in South Africa and other African jurisdictions.
  • Advised African Rainbow Capital in a recent acquisition of a stake in another business.
  • Advising Timrite and Tufbag in relation to the prohibition of their proposed transaction by the Commission.
  • Advising Transnet in relation to an investigation by the Commission.



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