The Legal Services division “LSD” headed by Bukhosibakhe Majenge Chief Legal Counsel, provides legal support and advice to the Commission, which includes, inter alia, management of litigation on behalf of the Commission. It is made up mainly of admitted attorneys and advocates. The bulk of the division’s work comes from the Commission’s mergers and acquisitions division, as well as enforcement work emanating from the market conduct division. LSD usually gets involved when cases are referred to the Competition Tribunal, and during the investigation of complex cases. LSD manages Commission’s litigation in the Competition Tribunal, Comp Appeal Court, High Court and the Constitutional court.
The division litigates matters internally and only instructs external legal service providers (Attorneys and Advocates) for complex cases and where the Commission has capacity constraints.
LSD is also responsible for enforcing Competition Tribunal orders against respondents. LSD collects administration penalties including settlements levied by the Tribunal and Competition Appeal Court. The collection process includes issuing of warrants of execution against respondents who fail to pay their admin penalties as well as enforcing the warrants. The Commission pays the collected penalties into the National Revenue Fund of National Treasury
Divisional Manager: Legal Services