Complaints & Investigations

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Competition law regulators across Africa have initiated investigations into numerous sectors, such as: agro-processing, industrial products, construction and infrastructure, healthcare, energy, financial services, and information and communication technology. The investigation process involves extensive engagement and co-operation with regulators including responding to subpoenas, responding to requests for information, meetings, interrogations and appearances befor​e the regulators.

Consent orders

During, on or after the completion of an investigation of a complaint, a regulator and respondent may agree on the terms of settlement without hearing any evidence. Such an agreement may need to be confirmed as a consent order by the regulator.

Corporate leniency policy

Some regulators in Africa may grant immunity to a self-confessing cartel member, who is first to approach it, for its participation in cartel activity as long as it fulfils the requirements of a corporate leniency policy.

We are able to:

  • assist throughout the investigation process;​​​
  • provide legal advice in respect of the preparation and prosecution of prohibited practice matters;
  • provide legal advice in respect of the preparation and negotiation of consent orders with regulators in relation to anti-competitive contraventions; and
  • provide advice in relation to corporate leniency applications and preparing these applications.



Webber Wentzel > Expertise > Services > Antitrust & Competition > Complaints & Investigations
Johannesburg +27 (0) 11 530 5000
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