Profession

Partner, Bowmans

Biography

Lucinda Verster is a partner at Bowmans specialising in all aspects of competition law and regulation.

Lucinda has advised and represented clients on prohibited practices, merger control, cartel investigations, corporate leniency applications and competition compliance and training programmes.

She has been involved in a number of competition matters, including representing Nationwide Airlines in the first damages action before the High Court against South African Airways arising from a prohibited practice finding before the Competition Tribunal. She has also successfully represented Nationwide Airlines as co-complainant with Comair Limited against South African Airways in relation to abuse of dominance proceedings, resulting in a further damages action against South African Airways. Lucinda was involved in the Harmony Gold/ArcelorMittal case, the first excessive pricing matter to be fully litigated in South Africa.

She was part of the team who represented Du Pont / Pioneer Hi-Bred and Pannar in the merger proceedings before the Competition Commission, the Competition Tribunal, the Competition Appeal Court, the Supreme Court of Appeal and the Constitutional Court of South Africa.

Behavioural matters include advising PPC with respect to the corporate leniency processes in the cement industry and advising Cape Gate with respect to the Commission’s investigations into the steel, wire and scrap industries.

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  • Education

    Bachelor of Laws – University of Pretoria
    Master of Laws – University of Pretoria