Director, Sector Head
Janet MacKenzie is a Director and Head of our Convergence and New Media sector. Janet has over 18 years of experience in advising on all legal and regulatory aspects pertaining to telecommunications, broadcasting, media and entertainment. She has represented numerous major international and domestic corporations before Parliament and the sector regulator and has substantial expertise in the negotiation and structuring of complex transactions specific to the ICT sector.
Janet started her legal career as a Candidate Attorney at Cliffe Dekker & Todd. She was admitted as an attorney in 1992. She was appointed as a Director of Cliffe Dekker & Todd in 1995 where she practiced until September 2009, specialising in telecommunications, broadcasting and media law.
From 2009 to 2015, Janet was employed by MultiChoice as a Director of Legal Services, where she had oversight of the legal team responsible for the acquisition of all international and local content on MultiChoice’s DStv platform. In this role, Janet was involved in the contracting required for the launch of a variety of new product and service offerings, including content delivery over online and mobile platforms and various on demand offerings. Her responsibilities at MultiChoice also entailed the negotiation of contracts relating to transactions of strategic importance for the acquisition of media content from the Hollywood studios and other major international suppliers.
Janet joined Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr as a Director in March 2016.