Lesetja's main practice focuses on all aspects of competition and antitrust regulation, including merger control, cartels and other prohibited behavioural conduct. While Lesetja's practice and expertise is on South African regulation, Lesetja has advised clients in relation to competition and antitrust matters related to various other jurisdictions in southern Africa.
Lesetja' experience includes advising:
- a multi-national fast moving consumer goods firm against complaints of alleged cartel infringements by the South African competition authority*
- a global property management firm on merger control in various Southern African jurisdictions in relation to a joint venture with a South African property management firm, including the preparation and submission of merger notifications to various competition authorities*
- a South African freight management firm on South African merger control regulations in relation to its proposed acquisition of a South African freight forwarding and clearing firm, including the preparation and filing of the merger notification to the South African competition authority*
- a South African manufacturer of packaged industrial gas against a number of alleged abuse of dominance complaints lodged with the South African competition authority*
- a global manufacturer and supplier of aluminium wire rod on South African merger control in relation to a proposed joint venture with a South African firm, including the preparation and submission of the concomitant merger notifications to the competition authority*
*Experience gained prior to joining Herbert Smith Freehills
Lesetja is admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa. Lesetja holds a Master's degree in Commercial Law obtained at the University of Johannesburg, which he obtained as the best Banking Law student.