Chris Charter


Director, Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr Inc.


Chris Charter is a director within the Competition practice of Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr Inc.  Chris’ practice covers all aspects of the competition law discipline from merger control to prohibited practices.  On the prohibited practices side, bringing and defending complaints, writing opinions, corporate leniency and compliance work are all covered.  Chris has advised in mergers involving major South African listed companies and has advised a number of global companies in obtaining South African regulatory clearance in respect of multinational transactions.

His competition work spans a vast variety of industries, including telecommunications, construction, banking, mining, airlines, healthcare, grocery wholesale and retail, petroleum, fast moving consumer goods and financial services.

Chris also has experience in general regulatory matters, including those pertaining to telecommunications, medicines and consumer law.  Although now specialising in competition law, Chris has a strong background in corporate and commercial law which greatly assists clients in marrying competition law with commercial reality.

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BA LLB, University of Stellenbosch