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Johan  Coetzee

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 a leading corporate & commercial lawyer in Fasken’s Johannesburg office, with recognized expertise in the area of competition law. He also specializes in commercial property transactions, and related real estate law matters.

Johan advises on some of the largest commercial property developments and mergers in the Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) sectors in South Africa.

With more than 20 years’ of extensive experience in corporate finance and M&A work, Johan acts for numerous listed clients in South Africa. His work in this area is sought out by clients in the mining, manufacturing and medical devices industries.

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 in the healthcare and life sciences sectors on compliance and regulatory issues; and provides opinions on competition law considerations in the consumer goods and aviation sectors.



  • Certificate, Competition Law University of Witwatersrand
  • LLM, Corporate Law University of South Africa
  • Higher Diploma, Tax Law University of Johannesburg
  • LLB University of Pretoria
  • BLC 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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