Anton Roets

Anton RoetsE-mail: anton@nortonsinc.com
Telephone: +27 11 666 7563
Fax: +27 (0) 86 660 4396
Mobile Phone Number: +27 (0) 82 777 0694

Degrees

  • BA LLB, University of Cape Town
  • BA LLM, Nottingham University

Qualified

Anton was admitted as an attorney in 1999 and has extensive experience in Competition Law, as well as in relation to general litigation.

Areas of Practice

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

Career to date:

  • Present, Co-Founder and Director of Nortons Inc;
  • 2007 to 2009, Equity partner at Webber Wentzel.

Major and recent transactions:

  • Successfully represented CWI in resisting a challenge in the High Court to the Competition Commission’s grant of corporate leniency to CWI;
  • represented De Beers in relation to the notification of the restructuring of its relationship with the Government of Namibia to the Namibian Competition Commission;
  • represented Anglo American in the disposal of its zinc division to Vedanta Resources involving notifications to both the Namibian and South African Competition Authorities;
  • represented BP in the disposal of certain of its businesses to Puma Energy;
  • represented Puma Energy in its acquisition of Chevron’s Namibian operations;
  • represented Scaw in resisting an application by Arcelor Mittal South Africa to have access to a leniency application submitted by Scaw;
  • represented Aspen Pharmacare in it notification of the acquisition of AHN in South Africa and Namibia;
  • represented Imperial Holdings Ltd in its acquisition of CIC Holdings Limited in both South Africa and Namibia;
  • represented Freeworld Limited in the hostile bid by Kansai Paints for control over Freeworld

Accolades:

  • Nominated in Best Lawyers: South Africa in the area of Antitrust;
  • Practical Law Company’s Competition Handbook Anton is mentioned as a leader in the Competition field;
  • Anton has also been recognized as a leader in the field of Competition and Antitrust by Chambers Global, and Global Competition Review; and
  • Nominated for inclusion in Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Competition and Antitrust Lawyers/Economists, 2012