Lara Granville

Lara Granville

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Lara Granville is a director in the competition law practice of Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr in Johannesburg. She has extensive experience in both the transactional and litigious aspects of competition law. She has advised on all aspects of competition law, including complex merger notifications; compliance training; negotiating consent orders; defending clients against prohibited practice allegations; and merger notifications to, and engagement with, various African competition law authorities. She has also advised clients in relation to other economic regulatory processes before the South African telecommunications and energy regulators. Her recent work includes representing a bank in relation to the South African Competition Commission's prosecution of alleged forex collusion; notification of a large merger in the non-alcoholic beverages industry to the South African, Kenyan, Tanzanian, Namibian and Comesa competition authorities, advising a client in the pharmaceutical industry in relation to an abuse of dominance investigation and advising a client in relation to one of the first enforcement actions taken by the Botswanan Competition Authority.

Prior to joining CDH, Lara was a director in the competition law team at Norton Rose Fulbright in Johannesburg. She spent a year on secondment at the London office of Norton Rose Fulbright working on the market inquiry into stator audit services. 

Lara holds an LLB from the University of the Witwatersrand and an LLM from NYU, which she attended as a Global Hauser scholar. Lara is often called on by news publications to comment on competition law developments, and she is named as a "Future Leader" by Who's Who Legal.

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