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Stephen  Langbridge

Stephen Langbridge

Partner Fasken
Jurisdiction South Africa, 1987
Language(s) English
Office(s) Johannesburg

Stephen Langbridge is a well recognized competition and corporate lawyer in South Africa with more than 30 years’ of experience in competition law, corporate law and mergers and acquisitions.

Successfully acting in numerous local and international merger approvals, he also advises clients on prohibited practice litigation and other anti-trust advisory work.

Stephen's competition law experience is extensive and includes extensive merger advice, abuse of dominance matters and excessive pricing, damages claims before the High Court, appearances before the Competition Tribunal and Commission, and exemption applications and appeals.

In addition to competition law expertise, Stephen advises local and multinational companies in various industries on a wide range matters. His expertise ranges from corporate and commercial agreements, investments into South Africa, and formation of entities, to mergers and acquisitions, and distribution agreements and structures, in wide ranging industries but particularly in the health care and life sciences sectors.

  • Recognised as a leading lawyer by Chambers & Partners in Competition Law, particularly praised "for the high-profile work he handles, and sources universally attest to the quality of his practice". (2015 - 2018 editions)  
  • Recognised as a leading lawyer by Legal 500 EMEA in the field of Competition Law. (2015 - 2018 editions)
  • Recognised as a leading competition lawyer by Global Competition Review (GCR) (2015 edition).
  • Awarded Global Competition Review (GCR) Behavioural Matter of the Year 2014 for Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa
  • Who’s Who Legal for Competition Lawyers and Economists (2014 and 2015 editions).
  • Stephen has also been recognised and recommended in various publications over the years in competition law and corporate law, including Global Competition Review (GCR) Top 100, International Financial Law Review (IFLR), Best Lawyers®and Getting the Deal Through (GTDT)


  • Certificate, Competition Law University of Witwatersrand
  • LLB University of Witwatersrand
  • BA University of Witwatersrand

Community involvement

  • Commissioner, Small Claims Court

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Law Society of the Northern Provinces
  • Member, Law Society's Competition Law Committee
Article, Co-Author Sensible Restraint Without Prejudice Magazine
Article, Author South Africa A citizen in the global village of competition law Without Prejudice


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