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.