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Primary Locations

Johannesburg, South Africa

Recommendation Locations

Mbabane, Swaziland
Windhoek, Namibia
Accra, Ghana
Port Louis, Mauritius
Lagos, Nigeria
Nairobi, Kenya
Gaborone, Botswana
Maseru, Lesotho

Work Types

Competition / anti-trust
Commercial (general)
Regulatory (General)
Anti-bribery and corruption (contentious)
Disputes / litigation (general)
Competition / anti-trust (contentious)



Michael-James (Mike) Currie


Michael-James specializes in all aspects of competition law enforcement and merger control across sub-Saharan Africa (with a particular focus on South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana, Namibia, COMESA, Swaziland and Zambia).

In addition to his competition law practice, Michael-James advises clients in relation to complex commercial litigation matters with a particular focus on contractual disputes and fraud and corruption. Much of his practice is devoted to cross border dispute resolution.

Michael-James is a regular contributor to various publications and frequently appears on panels or conducts compliance training sessions.


  • cartel investigations and litigation including dawn raids.
  • advising on international cross border merger deals.
  • involved in complex commercial litigation matters before the superior courts of South Africa.
  • attending to fraud and corruption investigations.

Clients Advised (current / recent)

Eris Property Group.

Premier FMCG.

Monsanto (now Bayer AG).

Nissan South Africa.

Ford Credit (UK).

Takata Corporation.

Joyson Safety System.

Oryx Energy.