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Johan Coetzee_Johannesburg_Lawyer

Johan Coetzee

Partner Fasken
It is important to consider various legal aspects that may be relevant in the real estate sector, ranging from surface rights in the mining, security in respect of land and renewable projects, property developments, merger filings and market inquiries being undertaken by the Competition Commission.
Jurisdiction South Africa, 1989
Language(s) English, Afrikaans
Office(s) Johannesburg

Johan Coetzee is head of the real estate team and a leading commercial attorney in Fasken’s Johannesburg office, with recognized expertise in the area of competition law. He also specializes in commercial property transactions, and all related real estate law matters.

Johan advised on some of the largest commercial property developments and mergers in the Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) sectors in South Africa over the last few years.

With more than 25 years’ of extensive experience as a commercial attorney in the real estate sector, Johan acts for numerous clients in South Africa. His work in this area consists of all aspects of real estate work, including conveyancing and notarial work, commercial property developments, sectional title schemes, registration of leases, servitudes and mortgage and notarial bonds for lenders in energy projects and clients in the mining and manufacturing industries and religious and public benefit organisations.

Within competition law he works with clients from a broad range of sectors, Johan prepares merger notifications to the South African competition authorities, including in the steel, manufacturing, property management services and REIT sectors; provides compliance advice and training to clients; and provides opinions on competition law considerations in the consumer goods, agricultural services and aviation sectors.


  • IFLR1000 , IFLR 1000 2020
  • Leading lawyer in the field of Competition Law, IFLR 1000 2015 to 2019
  • Recommended for Corporate and M&A, The Legal 500 Europe Middle East & Africa 2016
IFLR 1000 Publication name with laurels IFLR 1000 IFLR1000 Recognised by IFLR1000 as highly regarded in competition
IFLR 1000 Publication name with laurels IFLR 1000 Leading lawyer in the field of Competition Law
2016 The Legal 500 Europe Middle East & Africa Recommended for Corporate and M&A
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  • Certificate, Competition Law University of Witwatersrand
  • Higher Diploma, Tax Law University of Johannesburg
  • LLM, Corporate Law University of South Africa
  • LLB University of Pretoria
  • BCL University of Pretoria

Community involvement

  • Johan has acted for about 15 years as a specialist examiner and is currently a senior examiner and moderator for the attorneys’ entrance examinations administered by the Law Society of the Northern Provinces.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Law Society of the Northern Provinces
  • Admitted as a Conveyancer, 1993
  • Admitted as a Notary Public, 1995


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