Lara Granville

Lara Granville
1 Protea Place
Cnr of Fredman Drive and Protea Place
South Africa
+27 11 562 1720
+ 27 11 562 1721


Who's Who Legal Competition: Future Leaders - Partners

Lara Granville is a director in the firm’s competition practice. She has extensive experience in 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.

Lara started her career at the Constitutional Court of South Africa before completing her articles at Deneys Reitz Attorneys in 2009, when she joined Norton Rose South Africa as an associate. In 2011, she spent a year on secondment at Norton Rose LLP in London and in 2014 was promoted to director of competition law at the firm’s Johannesburg office. She joined Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr as a director in 2016.

Lara was educated at the University of the Witwatersrand (BA, LLB, certificate in telecommunications law, certificate in advanced administrative law and New York University (LLM).

Her experience includes: acting for a pharmaceutical company in relation to the Commission's investigation of alleged excessive pricing of pharmaceutical products; acting for a foreign bank in relation to the Commission's prosecution of banks for alleged collusion in the forex market; assisting a client in the beverages industry in securing approval for a large merger from the competition authorities in South Africa, COMESA; Kenya, Tanzania, and Namibia. She has also given extensive advice to clients in the fuel and telecoms sectors. She is recognised in Who's Who Legal Competition: Future Leaders, the competition section of IFLR1000 (2011 edition) and in The Legal 500 EMEA 2018 for competition.

WWL says: Lara Granville stands out for her merger control expertise and is highly rated for her "strong background in administrative law".

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