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Mark Garden is an Executive in ENSafrica’s competition/anti-trust practice, with over 22 years of experience.
Mark's practice covers all aspects of competition regulation in South Africa, from prohibited practices (including cartels and leniency applications, vertical relationships and dominance) to merger regulation (including transaction structures, merger clearances, hostile takeovers and negotiating conditions). Mark’s proficiency extends to complex competition litigation both in South Africa and on the continent.
The breadth and depth of his experience has resulted in Mark being involved in a large proportion of the precedent setting matters in South Africa, often as lead competition counsel.
Mark has a diverse practice, with clients spanning numerous sectors including agriculture, banking, building materials and construction, commodity trading, entertainment, FMCGs, healthcare, logistics, manufacturing, mining, retail, shipping and telecommunications. His wealth of experience and extensive knowledge of markets and business dynamics make him an expert in all competition law aspects of local and international private equity acquisitions and disposals.
With the ever expanding focus on competition regulation in Africa, Mark’s practice has developed to meet the needs of his clients before national and regional agencies across the continent. His experience encompasses merger regulation and prohibited practices in numerous African jurisdictions, with a particular focus on multijurisdictional transactions that trigger merger notification obligations.
Mark contributes frequently to local and international legal publications. 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:
- 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