Michelle de Lange

Foreign Associate




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Michelle specialises in competition law, with a focus on merger control proceedings and anti-competitive behaviour, including cartel prohibition and abuse of dominance. She has advised clients from various sectors throughout Africa, Europe and the rest of the world on competition law (including merger control and general advisory work). She is an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa.

Qualifications & Experience

  • LL.B. degree (cum laude) (North West University)
  • B.Com degree (cum laude) (North West University)
  • Houthoff advised a.s.r., a large Dutch insurance company, on the acquisition of VvAA Levensverzekeringen, the life insurance business of VvAA Groep. The life insurance portfolio comprises approximately 18,000 policies. The annual premium income is EUR 28m, and the technical provisions amount to EUR 430m. In addition to a multi-year life insurance partnership, VvAA and a.s.r. also intend to further expand the services to VvAA members.