South Africa

We have been advising clients on matters involving South Africa for several decades and have acquired substantial experience of this jurisdiction. We have acted for major international banks and global corporations on corporate and finance mandates and advised the Government on the reform of the Companies Act and business registration legislation.

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Key experience

Our key experience includes advising:

the South African Government on the reform of South Africa’s Companies Act and business registration legislation.

Glencore International on the sale of its Prodeco coal mining operation (Zambia, South Africa and the Democratic Republic of the Congo).

Anglo Platinum on the establishment of Johnson Matthey Fuel Cells in South Africa.

Ridge Mining on its admission to AIM. This involved providing advice in Burkina Faso, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Ghana, South Africa and Zimbabwe.

Goldman Sachs as lead manager in connection with the issue by Aquarius Platinum of a convertible bond to refinance an existing convertible bond. Aquarius is listed in Australia, London and South Africa.

Unilever N.V. and Unilever PLC in connection with the refinancing of the Unilever South Africa (Proprietary) Limited ZAR1.5 billion Domestic Commercial Paper Programme.


Recent Work