• Post Graduate Diploma, Economics for Competition Law, 2014
    King's College London
  • LLM, Competition Law and Economics, 2012
    King's College London
  • Certificate, Competition Law, 2010
    University of Witwatersrand
  • LLB (with distinction), 2007
    University of Witwatersrand
  • BA (Hons) with distinction, Economics and Law, 2005
    Rhodes University

Year of Call/Admission

  • South Africa, 2010

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Neil MacKenzie

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Neil specialises in South African competition law, and also has experience advising on industry regulations governing the healthcare and energy sectors.

He has worked on prohibited practice cases in a range of industries, including steel, freight forwarding, scrap metal, construction, cement, petroleum, edible oils, agricultural produce and grain storage. This includes litigated cartel and abuse of dominance (monopolisation) defence work before the Competition Tribunal and the Competition Appeal Court, as well as advising complainants and respondents in Competition Commission investigations.

He has also prepared merger notifications to the South African, Namibian and Botswana competition authorities including in the mining, energy, pharmaceuticals, liquor, industrial chemicals, timber, steel, infant milk formula, LPG, transport, advertising, insurance and agrosciences markets, and has coordinated international merger filings with local counsel in Europe, USA, Latin America and other countries in Africa.

Neil has also provided compliance advice and training to multinational clients on competition law and regulatory issues, including advice on whether transactions require merger control approval, and the legality of business strategies that involve rebates, price discrimination, low pricing, high pricing, refusals to supply, exclusive dealing and distribution and cooperation between competing firms.

In 2011 and 2012 Neil completed a LLM in Competition Law and Economics at King’s College London. This included courses in competition economics, EU competition law, UK competition law, US antitrust law and competition law in regulated and network industries.

Honours and Awards

  • Listed as a Future Leader by Who's Who Legal for his expertise in Competition Law (2017 edition).
  • Listed as a Rising Star by Legal 500 EMEA for his expertise in Competition Law (2017 edition).


  • Member, Law Society of the Northern Provinces (2010-present)
  • Member, Law Society’s Competition Law Committee