Tamara Dini

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Tamara Dini has been a partner at Bowman Gilfillan since 2007.  Her practice is focused on competition law. Tamara holds BA, LLB and LLM degrees from the University of Cape Town. She advises local and international clients on mergers and behavioral competition matters in South Africa and increasingly in other African countries.  Tamara practised in the Brussels office of an international firm from 2002 to 2004, where she advised on mergers and joint ventures requiring approval from the European Commission and prohibited practices investigated by the European competition authorities. Tamara has specific experience of assisting clients in complying with competition law in other African countries, particularly with international mergers that require notifications in other African countries. Her recent experience includes the multi-jurisdictional notification of the Apollo Tyres and Cooper Tire & Rubber Company merger, notified to the COMESA Competition Commission and to authorities in Tanzania and Namibia; Datatec’s acquisition of Comztek, notified and approved in six African countries; the disposal of Barclays’ African custody services business to Standard Chartered Bank, spanning eight African jurisdictions; Pioneer Hi-Bred’s acquisition of Pannar Seed, which was notified to six African countries other than South Africa; and the initially hostile acquisition of Parmalat SpA by Groupe Lactalis, which was approved unconditionally in South Africa and conditionally in Zambia. Tamara assists clients with compliance programmes and conducts competition law training. She is a member of the American Bar Association’s International Law Section and Antitrust Law Section and authored the South Africa chapter of a competition law enforcement handbook published by the American Bar Association.  Tamara is a regular contributor to local and international competition law publications. She is also a member of the Cape Law Society’s special committee on competition law.  Tamara is rated by Chambers and Partners (2012 and 2013) as one of the up-and-coming competition lawyers in South Africa.

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