user_mobilelogo
  • Part of the legal team advising PetroSA in respect of its intended acquisition of down-stream petroleum assets of Petronas on the African continent, with particular attention being paid to the PFMA implications on the transaction.
  • Advising Simeka Capital on its acquisition of a pharmaceutical company for the value of R300 million.
  • Conducting a feasibility study and legal due diligence on behalf of the Gauteng Funding Agency for the Innovation Hub’s procurement of Commercial Enterprise Building 3 through a PPP transaction in accordance with the PFMA. The main objective of the study was to determine the affordability of the preferred procurement method, optimal allocation of risk and the best value for money, which are the three key tests for a PPP transaction in terms of the PFMA.
  • Part of the legal team that advised ICASA on compliance with the B-BBEE requirements in relation to the issuing and transferring broadcasting and electric communication licences regarding two merging entities in the telecommunications industry.
  • Part of the legal team engaged by Deutsche Bank, in their capacity as Lead Arranger on the issuance of a Domestic Medium Term Note for Transnet SOC Limited, on Transnet's second Bond Issue worth US$6 billion for the 2014/15 financial year period.
  • Advising the PIC on its equity subscription into Afric Oil for an equity stake in the value of R100 million.
  • Was part of the team advising Sasol in its defence against a competition law claim in the widely reported Nationwide Poles case.
  • Was part of the legal team in the negotiations of the joint venture agreements, including the shareholders and share sale agreements in respect of a new joint venture company (Arya Sasol) between Sasol and an Iranian oil company. This culminated in the construction, commissioning and operationalisation of a Sasol polymer plant in Iran.
  • Was part of the team that set up a Sasol Marketing and Distributorship company in Dubai for the marketing and distribution of Sasol products between Europe and the Middle East, including the negotiating and drafting of the relevant shareholders agreement, as well as the marketing and distributorship agreements concerned.
  • Responsible for the drafting of Sasol’s standard supply chain and other commercial agreement templates for the day to day sale and purchase of goods and services for the company.
  • Overseeing the development of legal due diligence tools, funding instruments such as equity funding, royalty funding, seed funding and other debt funding agreement templates for the financing of technology development projects by the Technology Innovation Agency (“TIA”).
  • Oversaw the development of a contracts management system for TIA, which entailed the development and maintenance of a contracts register through which the transaction milestones are implemented and monitored.
  • Part of the legal team for the Department of Public Enterprises (“DPE”) renegotiating the restructuring of the JV contract between Denel Saab Aerostructures (DSA) (a JV between Denel and SAAB, a Swedish company) and Airbus, a French aircraft manufacturing company, the outcome of which ensured the retention of aircraft components manufacturing capacity within South Africa and on less onerous and sustainable contractual terms for the Republic of South Africa.
  • Was part of the legal team on the negotiation and resolution of a long-standing contractual dispute between Denel and the Department of Defence of the government of the Republic of India.
  • Was part of multi-disciplinary team conducting the legal due diligence into the restructuring and warehousing of the Pebble Bed Modular Reactor (“PBMR”) project.
  • Was part of the DPE legal team that conducted a legal due diligence into the restructuring of Denel with a view to the development of its turnaround strategy.
  • Was part of the DPE legal team involved in the preparation of transaction guidelines for the establishment of community trusts, transfer of shares set aside for the communities surrounding SAFCOL operations around the country.
  • Part of the TIA legal team undertaking legal due diligence investigations over a large number of project/debt funding proposals/applications in respect of technology innovation projects which required project funding from TIA.
  • Part of the multidiscipline Corporate Finance team that advised Metorex Limited in respect of an issue for cash of 242 million new ordinary shares in Metorex to specified institutional investors and a claw back offer to South African resident Metorex shareholders in respect of 129,461,597 shares (deal value R687 million).
  • Was part of the multidiscipline Corporate Finance team that advised Palabora Mining Company Limited on its BBBEE transaction in which Palabora was to sell 26 percent of its operations to a broad based BEE group comprising of employees, the community and key individuals.
  • Part of the multidiscipline Corporate Finance team that advised Ceramic Industries Limited on its BBBEE transaction in which Ceramic Industries was to offer 10% of its issued share capital to employee, communities and empowerment groups (2 million shares).
  • Providing comments on various Bills and legislation affecting the State Owned Enterprises (SOE) within the DPE portfolio;
  • Advising ICASA on the implementation of the B-BBEE requirements in terms of the governing legislation and other applicable regulatory frameworks when considering applications for the issuing and transferring of broadcasting and electronic communication licences.
  • Part of the DPE legal team advising the department and its Ministers on best corporate governance practices in respect of the State Owned Enterprises (“SOEs”), with particular regard to the powers between the Ministry, the DPE as a government department on the one hand, and the SOE boards of directors and their executive management on the other hand, in accordance with relevant regulatory frameworks such as the PFMA and the treasury regulations, the Companies Act, as well as the current King Codes on Good Corporate Governance;
  • Part of the legal team advising the Minister of the DPE on appointment of SOE board members, Strategic Intent Statement and Shareholder Compacts, with particular regard to the relevant provisions of the PFMA, the Companies Act, and the various enabling legislation applicable to respective SOEs;
  • Part of the DPE legal team conducting due diligence assessments and analysis, in liaison with National Treasury, of SOEs’ applications to the Minister regarding various asset disposals, acquisitions, partnerships and joint ventures and funding arrangements involving state owned entities falling under the DPE portfolio, with particular regard given to section 54(2) and other related provisions of the PFMA;
  • Preparation of transaction guidelines for the establishment of community trusts, and transfer of shares set-aside for and on behalf of communities surrounding SAFCOL operations around the country;
  • Part of the DPE legal team responsible for advising the Minister and the department on compliance with PFMA and other applicable regulatory frameworks in the development and implementation of SOEs’ Disposal Strategies in respect of disposal of non-core assets.