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Lesetja is a Director based in the Johannesburg office.

Lesetja's practice focuses on all aspects of competition and antitrust regulation, including merger control, cartels and other prohibited behavioural conduct. Lesetja's also advises clients in other regulatory fields including consumer protection, gaming, postal and logistics regulation, advertising and marketing, as well as civil litigation. Lesetja also has knowledge and experience providing advice to clients on merger control in various other southern African jurisdictions.


Lesetja is admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa. Lesetja has previously worked for other international law firms in Johannesburg and London. He holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Johannesburg, and a Master's degree in Commercial Law obtained from the same institution, which he obtained as the best Banking Law student. Lesetja also holds a competition law certificate from the University of Witwatersrand.

Experience & expertise

Selected matters

  • acted for a global banking group in an investigation for alleged collusion involving various other banking groups relating to ZAR / USD foreign exchange transactions
  • acting for a leading e-commerce retailer, a leading food delivery service and an online price comparison site operator in the Online Intermediation Platform Market Inquiry
  • Delivering a comprehensive compliance program for a leading South African FMCG manufacturer relating to the amendments to the South African competition regulations relating to the abuse of buyer power and price discrimination
  • advised a leading UK mobile network operator in relation to a proposed merger with another mobile network operator*
  • advised a Canadian pension fund in relation to various merger transactions involving its gambling assets in the UK*

*Experience from prior to joining HSF