Mmasechaba Moloi

Mmasechaba Moloi


Area of Expertise:

  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • African Merger Control
  • Competition Law
  • Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Dawn Raids
  • Marketing & Stakeholder Management

Mmasechaba Moloi is a competition law specialist with over 15 years experience. Her experience includes advising on merger control, prohibited practice matters, compliance as well as conducting due diligence. She holds a BA, LLB and a competition law postgraduate certificate from the University of Witwatersrand. She also underwent a competition economic winter-school: Lessons from key South African cases at the University of Johannesburg, she also did a course in Women in Leadership and Organisational Leadership at the Wits Business School.

Mmasechaba also assists clients during dawn raids and in responding to summonses issued by the competition authorities. She has assessed, prepared, and notified merger notifications across Sub-Saharan Africa, including to the COMESA Competition Commission, a regional regulator on the continent.

Mmasechaba has conducted compliance audits and developed compliance programmes for various companies. She has worked across the consumer, energy and infrastructure, health, mining, transport, the telecommunications, media and technology sectors.

Impactful Transactions:

  • Thebe Renewable Energy Holdings (RF) in respect of its acquisition of Phembani Solar Energy 1, Shanduka Black Umbrellas Energy, Phembani Renewables and Pulida Energy (RF) .
  • Main Street 1518 and Phembani Group in relation to the restructuring of Phembani for the purposes of facilitating a listing of Phembani on the stock exchange operated by JSE through Main Street 1378.
  • Off The Shelf Investments 56 (RF) in respect of its acquisition of Chevron South Africa.
  • SerEli Holdings in its acquisition of Freestate Petroleum Distributors and Metabis Properties.
  • Zi zwe Opencast Mining in acquiring sole control over the Fraser Alexander Bulk Mechanisation Division, a division of Fraser Alexander.
  • Kevro Trading in acquiring sole control over Blaz ing Fortune 62 t /a Hightide Print. Lenmed Health in acquiring sole control over eThekwini Hospital and Heart Centre as a result of a share buyback transaction between eThekwini and Goldenwood Investments.
  • AgriGroupe Holdings in relation to the acquisition of AFGRI.
  • Newshelf 1167 (controlled Reldann Investment, which is ultimately controlled United National Breweries (SA)) when acquired by Diageo Africa B.V.
  • Telkom SA in complaint proceedings related to cartel conduct, abuse of dominance and price discrimination.
  • The Competition Commission in relation to preparing the record in the Vodacom Neotel merger.
  • Bridgestone South Africa in relation to complaint proceedings initiated by the Competition Commission.
  • Chevron SA in a complaint referral relating to commercial diesel.
  • Veyance Technologies Inc. when acquired by Continental Aktiengesellschaft.
  • Cummins in relation to its acquisition by Faurecia.
  • Evraz Highveld Steel and Vanadium, Telkom SA and AFGRI Operations in respect of various matters in responding to summonses from the Competition Commission.
  • the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa (IDC) in the Dorbyl acquisition and the IDC / Kalagadi transaction in requesting an advisory opinion from the Competition Commission.
  • GSI in settling with the Competition Commission in the context of a cartel investigation.
  • Genorah Resources in relation to the acquisition by Jin Jiang Mining.
  • Both parties in relation to the acquisition by the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa of China Africa Motors.
  • The consortium of shareholders including the Public Investment Corporation and the Pan African Infrastructure Development Fund in its acquisition of Lanseria International Airport and Execujet Airline Investments.
  • Mango Airlines SOC in dawn raid proceedings.
  • Both parties in relation to the acquisition of Omnicom Inc. by Publicis Groupe SA.
  • Own Your Life Rewards in complaint proceedings referred to the Competition Commission by Fit-SA.
  • Preparing a submission to the National Energy Regulator in respect of Sasol Gas application for a maximum price of piped gas and for transmission tariff.
  • Shoprite Checkers in relation to the acquisition of Transfarm.
  • Steinhoff International Holdings in relation to the acquisition of Pepkor Holdings.
  • Both parties in relation to the acquisition of 1time Airline by Fastjet Plc.
  • Protea Coin Group (Security Services) and the Airports Company South Africa in
  • relation to interim relief applications.
  • South African Airways SOC in relation to code share agreements.
  • Transnet SOC in conducting compliance review and training.

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