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Fasken Welcomes Lesley Morphet to the Competition Law Group in South Africa

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Johannesburg (South Africa) – Fasken is pleased to announce the arrival of Lesley Morphet as partner in the Firm’s South African office. Lesley will co-head the South African Competition Law Practice Group with Fasken partner, Neil MacKenzie

Lesley has significant experience in all aspects of competition law including handling cartel and other prohibited practice investigations and litigation, obtaining merger clearances, including multi-jurisdictional clearances, in South Africa and across Africa, providing compliance advice, and managing dawn raids and leniency applications.

Recognised by prestigious legal directories our clients will be able to capitalise on Lesley’s prolific knowledge both in South Africa and with regards to Competition Law on the African continent including the COMESA jurisdictions. According to Chambers Global, sources describe Lesley as ‘dedicated and accessible’ as well as ‘eager to assist and knowledgeable.’ Also noting, she offers ‘ample experience handling high-value, cross-border M&A filings.’

Neil MacKenzie shared that “working together with Lesley will be a fantastic opportunity to deepen our knowledge, expand our capacity, and continue the competition group’s strong growth trajectory.”

“I am delighted to be joining Fasken’s dynamic and talented competition group, where I can continue to partner with clients in navigating the complex competition law landscape, while utilising my experience in heading and growing competition teams to further develop the practice,” expressed Lesley.

“We are proud to welcome Lesley at Fasken. Her prolific experience reinforces the depth and knowledge we offer clients on the African continent,” said Blaize Vance, Managing Partner for South Africa.

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