Lerisha Naidu Baker McKenzie


Lerisha Naidu is a partner in Baker McKenzie’s Antitrust & Competition Practice Group in Johannesburg. Lerisha advises and represents international and domestic clients in mergers and acquisitions, prohibited practices (including cartel-related matters), and compliance and risk mitigation. She has appeared before the Competition Tribunal of South Africa in merger proceedings, and has also worked on matters relating to clients involved in Tribunal proceedings. Lerisha has acted in a number of high-profile matters involving industry-wide and global cartels (eg, in the construction, aviation and gas industries), interim relief applications, contested mergers and dawn raids. She has also participated in a number of compliance initiatives, including training sessions for firms’ employees related to competition risk mitigation.

2021 Awards


Nominee, 2021 Antitrust Writing Awards: Business, Unilateral Conduct

Winner, 2019 Antitrust Writing Awards: Academic, Cross-Border Issues

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