Speaker details

28th Annual Communications and Competition Conference

24 Apr - 25 Apr 2017

Hotel de Rome, Berlin, Germany

Speaker information

Pieter Otto Steyn


Pieter has been a director of South African law firm Werksmans since 1996 and is an M&A corporate lawyer whose practice developed over the years to include antitrust/competition, gaming/lotteries and Black Economic Empowerment law. He has also advised on transactions and antitrust/competition matters in other African countries and regional competition authorities like COMESA. Since 2001, he has chaired LEX Africa, an alliance of African law firms with over 600 lawyers in 26 African countries. He is a former Co-Chair of the IBA Antitrust Committee (2016 and 2017) and the IBA African Regional Forum (2019 and 2020) and now serves on the Advisory Board of the Antitrust Committee and the African Forum as well as the IBA Constitution and Governance Committee. He has provided pro bono advice including to the Jane Goodall Institute South Africa, Campaigning for Cancer and educational charity Eureka and is a member of the senior advisory board of educational charity Lex:lead.


Opening Address

Monday 24 April (0850 - 0900)

Conference Co-Chair