Our Regulatory sector

offers expert advice throughout Africa and where transactions span many jurisdictions. We have experience in working with the regulators in government, organs of state and public bodies and our understanding of the broad legal and policy framework for decision-making allows us to offer pragmatic and strategic advice to corporate clients and government bodies.

Regulatory

South Africa’s legal system has undergone radical transformation since democracy was introduced in 1996 under the Constitution and its accompanying Bill of Rights. Regulatory requirements are increasing and South Africa is a complex environment in which to do business. Organisations now need to consider regulatory risk in addition to managing pure business risk.

As regulatory requirements continue to increase worldwide, regulators’ powers to impose criminal or quasi-criminal sanctions on businesses and senior managers are also increasing. We can offer expert regulatory advice throughout Africa and where transactions span many jurisdictions, anywhere in the world.

Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr has extensive experience in constitutional, public and administrative law. Our regulatory specialists have considerable experience in working with the regulators in government, organs of state and public bodies. Our deep understanding of the broad legal and policy framework for decision making allows us to offer pragmatic and strategic advice to corporate clients and government bodies.

We help clients to establish commercial arrangements that incorporate legal and regulatory standards into their business operations in the most efficient manner. Our objective is to achieve the best possible combination of regulatory compliance and optimal business efficiency.

Our services include:

  • Financial services and banking regulations.
  • Competition/Anti-trust regulations.
  • Companies and corporate regulations.
  • Public sector procurement regulations.
  • Environmental regulations.
  • Energy regulations.
  • Transportation regulations.
  • Health and safety regulations.
  • Tax regulations.
  • Economic indignation regulations.
  • Media regulations.
  • Telecommunications and electronics regulations.
  • Liquid fuels, oils and gasses regulations.
  • Anti-corruption regulations.
  • Provincial and municipal by-laws and regulations.
  • Constitutional law and human rights regulations.

Ranked Practitioners

  • Chambers Global 2019-2020 named Pieter Conradie as Senior Statesperson. Chambers Global 2012–2018 ranked Pieter Conradie in Band 1 for dispute resolution. The Legal 500 EMEA 2012–2019 recommended him for dispute resolution. Pieter was identified as a leading lawyer by Who’s Who Legal: Litigation for 2017. Who’s Who Legal 2017–2018 identified Pieter as one of the world’s leading Product Liability Defence lawyers. He was identified by The International Who’s Who of Commercial Litigators 2013, The International Who’s Who of Product Liability Defence Lawyers 2014 and The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers 2014. Who’s Who Legal: Product Liability Defence identified Pieter as a leading lawyer for 2018.

  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2015 recommended Anja Hofmeyr for dispute resolution.

  • Chris Charter is the National Practice Head of the Competition team. Chambers Global 2018-2020 ranked him in Band 1 for competition/antitrust. Chambers Global 2015–2017 ranked him in Band 2 for competition/antitrust. The Legal 500 EMEA 2017–2019 recommended Chris as a leading individual for competition. The Legal 500 EMEA 2012–2016 recommended him for competition. IFLR1000 2018-2020 recommended him as a highly regarded competition lawyer. IFLR1000 2011–2017 recommended Chris as a leading lawyer for competition. Who’s Who Legal identified Chris as one of world’s leading Competition lawyers for 2017–2019. He was identified in The International Who’s Who of Competition Lawyers & Economists 2014 and The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers 2014.