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Justin Balkin

Justin Balkin


South Africa

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Justin Balkin is a director at ENSafrica in the anti-trust/competition department.

Justin is involved in all aspects of competition law, including merger control and behavioural issues, in South Africa and in numerous other African jurisdictions with antitrust regimes (including COMESA). 

Justin’s mergers experience includes advising on transaction structures, compiling merger notifications and the antitrust components of hostile takeover bids. 

From a behavioural perspective, Justin has been involved in various contested proceedings in relation to cartel conduct, prohibited practices and abuses of dominance.  He has also advised clients on the Competition Commission's corporate leniency policy and has extensive experience in performing competition law compliance reviews and competition law training.

Justin has also been actively involved in the Competition Law Sub-Committee of the Law Society. He is the author of several articles on competition law and is an editor of the Butterworth’s Competition Law Report.


  • BCom (University of the Witwatersrand)
  • LLB (University of the Witwatersrand)
  • Admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa
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Professional Career

Professional Activities and Experience

Justin is recognised as a leading/recommended lawyer by:

  • IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate Guide 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 – Leading Lawyer – Highly Regarded (South Africa)
  • Chambers Global Guide 2018,2017, 2016, 2015 – Competition/Antitrust (South Africa)
  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 – Competition (South Africa)
  • Best Lawyers® 2018, 2017, 2016 – Competition/Anti-trust  (South Africa)
  • Euromoney Expert Guides – Guide to the World’s Leading Competition and Antitrust Lawyers 2016 – Competition (South Africa)
  • Who’s Who Legal 2015 Expert  – Competition (South Africa)

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