Leana Engelbrecht

Leana Engelbrecht

South Africa, Johannesburg
Director at Herbert Smith Freehills
Profession: Attorney / Solicitor, Lawyer
Industry: Competition, Compliance, Consumer Protection, Law Practice, Regulatory / Enforcement, Sports


I am a Director in the Herbert Smith Freehills Competition, Regulation and Trade team in Johannesburg. My practice is focused on competition law, but I also have extensive experience in other regulatory fields, such as consumer protection, data protection, gaming and gambling, franchising, trade and administrative law. I am experienced in all aspects of competition law and frequently advise on competition law on the African continent and complex multi-jurisdictional matters.


English, Afrikaans


Competition PolicyMerger ControlAntitrustConsumer ProtectionCompliance ProgrammesE-CommerceLitigationProduct RegulationGambling and GamingData ProtectionFranchise LawAdvertising


Herbert Smith Freehills

Director at Herbert Smith Freehills

July 2019 - Present • Johannesburg, South Africa

I joined the Herbert Smith Freehills Competition Regulation and Trade team in July 2019 as a Director. My practice remains focused on competition law as well as various regulatory, compliance and administrative law issues.

Baker McKenzie

Senior Associate at Baker McKenzie

3 years 5 mth • February 2016 - July 2019 • Johannesburg, South Africa

I was part of the Johannesburg Competition and Antitrust practice group of Baker McKenzie from 2016 to 2019 as a Senior Associate (advanced). During my time at Baker McKenzie, I worked actively with the local and international teams on various complex competition and regulatory matters for prestigious clients. I also benefited from participation in various firm initiatives aimed at career development for high potential senior associates and counsels.


University of Pretoria

I completed by LLB (cum laude) at the University of Pretoria. I was listed on the Dean's Merit List and received honourary colours in Academics and Leadership.

University of Pretoria

I completed by BComm: Law (cum laude) at the University of Pretoria during this period, with a focus on economics.

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