Greta Engelbrecht
Greta Engelbrecht
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email: engelbrechtm@law.co.za
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Greta Engelbrecht

Greta obtained her BA degree at the University of Stellenbosch in 1996, and completed her LLB at the same institution in 1998.  Thereafter, she remained at the university in the position of junior lecturer and to further her studies.  During the course of 1999 she was chosen to take part in an exchange programme between the law faculties of the universities of Stellenbosch and Aberdeen (Scotland).  She attended various Master’s courses at Aberdeen University, including a course on European Competition Law.

Upon her return to South Africa, she joined Deneys Reitz attorneys (as it was then known).  During her time in the firm she was exposed to commercial litigation and labour law, but she soon found her way to the competition law department of the firm.

In 2003, Greta was called to the Bar.  She completed her pupilage in that year and commenced full-time practice at the bar in January 2004.  Her practice is focused on competition litigation and advice, and matters of a labour and constitutional nature, with particular focus on the application of the Employment Equity Act.

Notably, she acted as junior counsel in the first two competition matters that were heard in the Constitutional Court – for Senwes Limited in its litigation against the Competition Commission, and for the Competition Commission in its litigation concerning the so-called fertilizer cartel involving Sasol, Omnia and Yara.  On the employment side, she has acted for Renate Barnard against SAPS in the Supreme Court of Appeal and the Constitutional Court in what is generally considered to be one of the most important cases concerned with defining the proper application of affirmative action in South Africa.  She was also junior to Martin Brassey SC in the Julius Malema hate speech case concerning his singing of the song Dubul’ iBhunu.