Susan Meyer

Susan Meyer

Director

Susan Meyer is a Director in our Competition practice. Susan has specialised experience in advising clients on all issues of competition law including: prohibited practice litigation, general compliance (for example, opinions, training workshops, dawn raid advice, and general advice on business strategy in light of competition legislation), corporate leniency, exemption applications and merger notifications.

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Susan began her career as a Candidate Attorney with Hofmeyr Herbstein and Gihwala (now Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) in 2006. She was appointed as an Associate in 2008 and promoted to Senior Associate in January 2011. Susan became a Director in 2014.

On behalf of local and multinational clients, Susan has notified a number of mergers, litigated and provided competition law advice in respect of numerous African jurisdictions, including the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA).

Susan also has significant experience in health sector regulatory work.

Susan's competition experience spans a diverse range of sectors, including: health, agriculture, foods, retail, energy, FMCG, financial services (specifically asset management, banking and insurance), property, mining, infrastructure, education, information technology, oil and gas, as well as hospitality and leisure.

  • Acting for LSE-listed private hospital group, Mediclinic, in the Competition Commission's ongoing market inquiry into private healthcare
  • Attaining unconditional merger approval for the R52¬†billion acquisition by JSE-listed Fortress Income Fund, of another JSE-listed property fund, Capital Property Fund
  • Attaining unconditional approval in South Africa and Namibia in the merger of Al¬†Noor Hospitals plc and Mediclinic, which resulted in a reverse listing of Mediclinic on the LSE and its inward listings on the JSE and NSX
  • Successfully obtaining merger approval in South Africa, Kenya and COMESA in respect of the transaction between Old Mutual and African Infrastructure Investment Managers
  • Representing numerous listed and unlisted clients in the property sector in successfully obtaining merger approvals, including Old Mutual, Capital Property Fund, Resilient Property Income Fund, Fortress Income Fund Limited, Dipula Income Fund, Atterbury Property Fund, Leaf Property Fund, Amdec Investments, Government Employees Pension Fund, Tower Property Fund, City of Cape Town, and Equites Property Fund
  • Attaining various merger approvals for various Old Mutual group firms, for example: Old Mutual Private Equity's acquisition of the Morecorp Group, and the acquisition of renewable energy business, AE-AMD Renewable Energy
  • Attaining unconditional merger approvals on behalf of JSE-listed company PSG Group Limited and its subsidiaries and clients, including for example: Curro and PSG Private Equity
  • Representing JSE-listed firms, Old Mutual and Resilient Property Fund, in the Competition Commission's market inquiry into the LPG sector
  • Successfully obtaining numerous South African and African merger approvals for JSE-listed Ascendis Health, in respect of the acquisition of its health and care brand companies, giving rise to horizontal and vertical issues (including, for example, the acquisitions of Remedica Holdings, Akacia Healthcare and Respiratory Care)
  • Representing a JSE-listed client in settlement with the Commission for alleged price fixing and various other clients in ongoing prohibited practice complaint proceedings in South Africa and other African jurisdictions
  • Representing a large long-term insurer and property owner in a variety of mergers and the settlement of an implemented, non-notified merger
  • Representing Mediclinic in obtaining various horizontal merger approvals in the private hospital market, as well as advising on various regulatory aspects of the business
  • Attaining various unconditional South Africa and African merger approvals on behalf of Stellar Capital Partners Limited
  • Attaining unconditional merger approval for Juta's acquisition of Future Managers
  • Representing Invenfin (a subsidiary of JSE-listed Remgro Limited) in obtaining South Africa merger approvals for Dynamic Commodities transaction and Joya Brands transaction
  • Representing international firm, Nutreco International B.V., in obtaining merger approvals in South Africa and Zambia
  • Representing Torre Industrial Holdings in obtaining unconditional merger approvals in South Africa in respect of Tractor and Grader Supplies and Set Point Group
  • Representing Bounty Brands Proprietary Limited and its various subsidiaries in attaining numerous unconditional merger approvals in South Africa and various African jurisdictions, for example: Tuffy Group, Africa Direct, Annique, Musgrave Agencies, Chappers Sports Direct, Liberty Foods Group, Goldenmarc, Footwear Trading and Rieses Food Imports
  • Representing BoE Private Equity Investments in its acquisition of Comsol Networks
  • Representing JSE-listed OneLogix Group in obtaining unconditional merger approvals, for example: Jackson Transport and Buffelshoek Transport transaction, Vision Transport transaction
  • Representing Finbond Group and AIC Holding Company in a joint merger transaction
  • Attaining unconditional merger approvals for Quantum Foods
  • Successfully obtaining merger approval in South Africa, Zambia, Kenya and Malawi in respect of the horizontal merger between two seed companies, Zaad Holdings and Klein Karoo Saad
  • Representing Zeder in its acquisition of a controlling interest in Agri Voedsel
  • Representing CA Sales, a sales and merchandising company in the fast moving consumer goods sector, in obtaining various horizontal merger approvals in South Africa, Swaziland, Botswana and Namibia
  • Part of the team representing Protea in Marriott's acquisition thereof, including preparing merger notifications and obtaining approval in South Africa, COMESA, and Tanzania
  • Representing Chobe Agridivision and Mpongwe Milling in obtaining approval from the Zambian competition authorities in respect of a merger with horizontal and vertical effects
  • The IFLR1000 2019 and 2020 recommended Susan as a notable practitioner in Competition.

Education

  • BA (Law and Psychology) LLB, University of Cape Town
  • Year of admission as an attorney: 2008
  • Enrolled with the Legal Practice Council

Memberships

  • Member of the Competition Law Committee of the Council of the Cape Law Society