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Mark Garden is an Executive in ENSafrica’s Competition / Anti-trust department.
Mark's practice spans the entire gamut of antitrust regulation in South Africa, from prohibited practices (including cartel conduct and corporate leniency applications, restrictive vertical practices and abuse of dominance) to merger regulation (including transaction structures, compiling merger notifications and hostile takeover bids). Mark’s experience extends to contested and uncontested litigation both in the merger and prohibited practices contexts. He is also proficient in presenting practical training workshops to clients and performing audits aimed at identifying and proactively addressing areas of concern.
With the expanding focus on antitrust regulation in Africa, Mark’s practice has developed to meet the needs of his clients before national and regional regulators (including COMESA) across the continent. His experience extends to merger regulation and prohibited practices in numerous African jurisdictions.
Mark contributes frequently to local and international legal publications, including the Global Competition Review, Getting the Deal Through, Without Prejudice, the Business Law and Tax Review and the Butterworth’s Competition Law Reports – of which he is a contributing editor. He is a regular speaker at antitrust conferences and client seminars, and lectures post-graduate students on competition law.
Mark is recognised as a leading/recommended lawyer by:
- Chambers Global Guide 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 – Competition/Antitrust (South Africa)
- IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate Guide 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 – Leading Lawyer – Highly Regarded (South Africa)
- The Legal 500 EMEA 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 – Competition (South Africa)
- Best Lawyers® 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 – Competition/Anti-trust (South Africa)
- Euromoney Expert Guides – Guide to the World’s Leading Competition and Antitrust Lawyers 2016 – Competition (South Africa)
- Who’s Who Legal 2019, 2015 Expert – Competition (South Africa)
- BA (University of the Witwatersrand)
- LLB (University of the Witwatersrand)
- LLM (Clare College, University of Cambridge, UK)
- Admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa