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Anthony Norton

Director

Prior to co-founding Nortons Inc., Anthony was formerly the Head of the Competition Law Department at Webber Wentzel. His principal areas of practice are South African and African competition law and competition litigation, as well as white-collar crime, general litigation and regulatory advice. He was the first South African Competition Law practitioner to appear before the South African Competition Appeal Court. Anthony has experience in merger notifications, merger interventions and applications for advisory opinions in relation to mergers and acquisitions. Anthony has also provided advice to clients in respect of prohibited practices, corporate leniency applications, horizontal and vertical restrictive practices, abuses of dominant position and applications for exemption and interim relief as well as in relation to the new criminal provisions under the South African Competition Act. Anthony’s expertise in competition law is highly regarded, and he has been involved in advising clients in a number of seminal competition law matters. He also advises clients in relation to general regulatory matters and matters involving white collar crime and corruption.

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Paul Russell

Director

Paul is a Founding Director of Nortons Inc. He advises on a range of regulatory issues, including South African and African competition law (in particular, merger control, joint ventures, dawn raids and cartel investigations, prohibited practices, corporate leniency applications, horizontal and vertical restrictive practices, abuse of dominance and applications for exemptions and interim relief, as well as the new criminal provisions under the South African Competition Act), healthcare and telecommunications regulation, consumer protection and commercial and general litigation.

Having spent four years as Senior Legal Counsel at De Beers, Paul’s areas of expertise also include all regulatory issues relating to the diamond industry, in particular, the Diamonds Act, 1986, as amended, and Regulations, the Diamond Export Levy Act, 2007 and the Diamond Export Levy (Administration) Act, 2007. 

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Anton Roets

Director

All aspects of competition law in South Africa and Southern Africa (including Namibia, Botswana and Zambia) including merger notifications, abuses of dominance and related advice, competition and other regulatory litigation, pharmaceutical and petroleum regulatory advice and litigation.

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Warwick Radford

Director

Warwick joined Nortons Inc. as a director in January 2010. He practises all aspects of competition law, including cartel and abuse-of-dominance investigations and merger control, general corporate and commercial law.

 

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Nicola Ilgner

Senior Associate

Nicola’s practice focus is on South African and African competition law and regulation and her experience extends to various sectors, including the hospitality, automotive, retail, construction, consumer goods, media and energy sectors. Her principal area of practice is competition law, including prohibited practices, corporate leniency applications, dawn raids, market inquiries, merger control, merger interventions, compliance training, competition audits, legal research and general competition/antitrust litigation before the South African Competition Authorities, as well as other African competition authorities (such as Namibia, Botswana, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe).

Nicola has also been involved in commercial litigation and arbitration proceedings.

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Nicci Van Der Walt

Senior Associate

Nicci has been practicing in competition law since 2007.  Nicci has been with Nortons Incorporated since 2010.  Her principal area of practice is in South African competition law, in particular, merger control and notification, and advising on the notifiability of mergers in South Africa, as well as other sub-Saharan and African jurisdictions (such as COMESA, Botswana, eSwatini, Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe).  She has also been involved in conducting competition law reviews or audits and reporting on competition law compliance.

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Leago Mathabathe

Associate

Leago graduated with an LLB Degree from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa and was admitted as an attorney in March 2018.

Her areas of practice are all aspects of competition law including cartel investigations, leniency applications, merger control and market inquiries and general competition litigation.

General commercial litigation in various sectors including construction, media, property, publishing, environmental and recycling as well as administrative and public interest law litigation.

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Christina Greyling

Associate

Since joining Nortons, she has been involved in several high-profile competition law matters, including assisting clients in relation to contested and complex merger proceedings (such as the Senwes / Suidwes merger).  Together with the Nortons’ team, she was involved in opposed mergers, inter alia, the Naspers / We Buy Cars merger, which was ultimately prohibited by the Tribunal.  In addition to advising in regard to a range of merger related matters, she has also assisted various clients in relation to corporate leniency applications to the Commission, cartel investigations, assisting clients in resisting excessive pricing complaints and other allegations of abuses of dominance.

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Michelle Rawlinson

Consultant

Michelle joined Nortons Inc. in 2011, initially as a director for seven years and more recently as a consultant.  She advises clients on various aspects of public regulatory law and litigation, particularly in relation to constitutional and administrative law matters, as well as white collar crime and corruption investigations.

 

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Avias Ngwenya

Economist

Avias is a competition economist and has been the in-house economist at Nortons Inc since 2013.

Prior to joining Nortons Inc Avias was an economist at the South African Competition Commission from 2010 to 2013 leading investigations and producing expert reports in respect of various antitrust related investigations.  He also provided economic analysis and advice to various government departments during his time at the Competition Commission. These included the reviewing of pricing patterns in key food basket categories for the Economic Development Department and assessments of trade statistics across various industries for the Department of Trade and Industry.

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