Leana Engelbrecht

Leana Engelbrecht

South Africa, Johannesburg
Partner at Alchemy Law Africa
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


Alchemy Law Africa

Partner at Alchemy Law Africa

January 2024 - Present • Johannesburg, South Africa

I joined Alchemy Law Africa, a boutique commercial law firm in Johannesburg, in January 2024 as a Partner and to lead the competition and regulatory law expertise of the firm. I am an experienced specialist competition and regulatory lawyer and I combine these areas of expertise to provide clients with comprehensive and wide-ranging advice on competition and strategic matters. I have extensive experience in all areas of competition law and have advised on high-profile matters across a broad range of industries. I am recognised as a notable competition law and regulatory law expert in the South African market by numerous ratings publications, including WWL, Legal500 and BestLawyers.

Herbert Smith Freehills

Director at Herbert Smith Freehills

4 years 5 mth • July 2019 - December 2023 • Johannesburg, South Africa

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


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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