Shakti Wood

Shakti Wood

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OverviewShakti Wood is a Partner in our Johannesburg office and a member of the Competition practice.She specialises in merger control, behavioural competition matters, preparing exemption applications and conducting compliance reviews.Shakti’s experience has been primarily regarding the South African Competition Act, but she also has experience of competition law in COMESA, Kenya and Zambia. Shakti has acted for clients across various sectors including food and beverages, agriculture, mining, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, petroleum and telecommunications.Shakti has BCom Honours (Economics) and LLB degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand.Relevant experience- Advised on the AB InBev/SABMiller matter which has been nominated for the Global Competition Review (GCR) Awards 2017 Matter of the year: Merger control, cartel, unilateral conduct, litigation or any other competition matter worldwide. Creative, strategic and innovative work by teams of in-house and external lawyers and economists.- Acted for DuPont in securing competition clearance for the merger of equals between Dow and DuPont combining the parties’ activities in Agriculture, Material Science and Specialty Products to the South African, COMESA and Kenyan competition authorities.- Acted for GE to secure competition clearance from the South African and Kenyan competition authorities for GE’s buyout of Baker Hughes Inc.  The transaction involved the merger of GE’s oil and gas equipment and services operations with Baker Hughes to create the world’s second-largest oilfield service provider (by revenue).Awards & citations- Recognised by Who’s Who Legal 2018 as a Competition Future Leader in the Non-Partners category.- Listed in the Global Competition Review 2018 in the Senior Associates category.- Recognised in Who’s Who Legal: Competition 2017- Future Leaders: Recognition of the foremost practitioners in this area aged 45 and under as at 31 December 2017.Publications & insightsLegal 500 Merger Control in South Africa (3rd edition)Getting The Deal Through: Intellectual Property & Antitrust 2018Getting the Deal Through: Intellectual Property & Antitrust 2017Chambers and Partners Merger Control 2016 : South Africa – Law & PracticeThe role of competition law in industrial policyChambers Legal Practice Guides – Cartels 2015 South Africa chapter

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