Albert  Aukema

Albert Aukema

Director

Albert Aukema obtained an LLB degree from the University of Pretoria and practices as a Director in the Competition practice. Albert specialises in all aspects of competition law. He has extensive experience in merger and prohibited practice proceedings before the competition authorities and appeal courts in South Africa. He also regularly advises on multi-jurisdictional mergers and has significant experience in obtaining merger approval across a wide range of jurisdictions and community bodies. His sector experience includes significant transactions and investigations for clients in the non-alcoholic beverages, security services, pharmaceutical, mining and telecommunications sectors. Albert also advises clients on consumer protection and consumer credit law and compliance.


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Albert began his career with Hofmeyr Herbstein Gihwala Inc and he specialises in Competition Law.

  • Guiding clients through merger investigation proceedings and hearings and obtaining merger approvals.
  • Coordinating and obtaining merger approvals for multijurisdictional transactions.
  • Representing clients in merger and complaint proceedings before the competition authorities and appeal courts.
  • Advising on the competition regulatory regimes of other African jurisdictions and regional bodies.Advising clients in the consumer credit and consumer goods sectors in relation to on-going developments in competition, consumer credit and consumer protection law and regulation.

Examples of recent merger experience:

  • 2017 - Acted for Fidelity Security in obtaining merger approval for its acquisition of the ADT Security business in South Africa.
  • 2016 - Acted for The Coca Cola Company (TCCC) in obtaining merger approval in various jurisdictions for the creation of Coca-Cola Beverages Africa – an amalgamation of the Coca-Cola bottling assets of SABMiller, Coca-Cola Sabco, Coca-Cola Shanduka Beverages and TCCC to form the largest Coca-Cola Bottler in Africa. The transaction also included the acquisition by TCCC of a number of SABMiller non-alcoholic ready to drink brands, including Appletiser.
  • 2016 - Acted for RMB Holdings in obtaining merger approval for its acquisition an interest in Propertuity Limited.
  • 2016 - Acted for RMB Holdings in obtaining merger approval for its acquisition of an interest in Atterbury Property Holdings Proprietary Limited
  • 2016 - Acted for the Public Investment Corporation in obtaining merger approval for its acquisition of an interest in Sub-Saharan Investment Holdings Proprietary Limited
  • 2016 - Represented Delta Property Fund Limited, a specialist, REIT status approved listed property fund, in obtaining merger approval for its acquisition of a portfolio of sovereign tenanted properties from Redefine Properties Limited, valued at R1,25 billion.
  • 2015 – Acted for Old Mutual Life Assurance Company (SA) Limited and the Government Employees Pension Fund in obtaining merger approval for the asset swop involving undivided shares in the Menlyn and Cavendish Square retail properties.
  • 2015 - Acted for Fidelity Security in obtaining merger approval for its acquisition of various security services businesses from the Protea Coin group.
  • Albert Aukema was ranked future leader by Who’s Who Legal 2019.

Education

  • LLB, University of Pretoria

Memberships

  • Law Society of the Northern Provinces