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31st Annual IBA Communications and Competition Law Conference

25 Apr - 26 Apr 2022

The Four Seasons Hotel Madrid, Madrid, Spain

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Christoff William John Charter


Chris Charter is a Director and Head of the Competition Law practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, a preeminent independent law firm with offices in South Africa and Kenya. Chris has over 20 years' specialist experience in African anti-trust and has advised numerous blue-chip South African and multinational businesses on all aspects of competition law compliance, including merger control, prohibited practice investigations, interim relief and litigation, and market inquiry work. Chris has advised in mergers involving major South African listed companies and has advised a number of global companies in obtaining South African and African regulatory clearance in respect of multinational transactions. He and his team have extensive experience in a number of African jurisdictions including COMESA. Chambers Global 2019-2021 ranks Chris Band 1 in Competition/Antitrust. Between 2015 - 2017 Chris was rated Chris Band 2 and has been ranked since 2012 after being recognized in 2009 and rated as "Up and Coming" in 2011. Chambers Global notes Chris Charter stands out to many commentators for the quality of his practice, his excellent service level and his fast turnaround times .One source added: "I'm always impressed by him." The Legal 500 EMEA 2017–2021 recommended Chris as a leading individual for competition. IFLR - Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms 2017 to 2020 named Chris as a highly regarded leading lawyer for Competition. The IFLR1000 - Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms 2010 to 2016 lists Chris as a leading lawyer in Competition/Aviation sector. Practical Law CompanyPLC Which Lawyer? 2010 to 2012 endorses Chris as one of the recommended lawyers in Competition/Antitrust Law. Best Lawyers named Chris as a "Competition Lawyer of the Year" in 2018. Chris has served as a member of the Executive Committee and as Chairperson of the Association of Competition Law Practitioners, the successor body to the Competition Law Committees of the Council of the Law Societies of the Western Cape and Northern Provinces Co-Chair of the International Bar Association's Working Groups on Unilateral Conduct and Digital Markets Languages English Afrikaans


Artificial Intelligence, Cloud, and antitrust

Tuesday 26 April (1215 - 1330)


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