Lesley Morphet heads the Johannesburg antitrust and competition practice. As a leading competition lawyer in South Africa, she advises on all aspects of competition law, including merger notifications, leniency applications, exemption applications, managing dawn raids and compliance. She also assists clients with cartel and other prohibited practice investigations. Having been involved in many multi-jurisdictional mergers in Africa, she has considerable knowledge of the competition laws of many African countries. Her extensive experience spans a range of sectors, including mining, forestry, manufacturing, power and electricity, media, liquid fuels, aviation, banking and information technology.

Lesley has been recommended in Chambers Global, IFLR1000, The Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal for competition law and antitrust. She has been the South Africa contributing editor to the Australian Journal of Competition and Consumer Law since 2013.

Chambers Global says of her: ‘Lesley Morphet continues to draw high client praise. One source says: “Her advice is always sound. She has a good working knowledge of our company and we’ve always found her very reliable, both in terms of the advice she gives, and in her ability to turn things around quickly and be available when needed.”’