Advice from the inside

09 April 2015

At GCR Live Cape Town, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer partner John Davies asked in-house counsel for three of the biggest companies in the region – BP Southern Africa, Barclays Africa Group, and Sasol Chemical – how they deal with competition concerns. Zaeem Soofie and Heather Mangwiro said they engage in risk-based assessment, set the tone both from the top and organically within organisations, and try to protect their M&A teams from merger frustrations. Wiri Gumbie spoke about the careful lines to tread when companies participate in trade associations.