Practice Areas

Corporate & Commercial

Corporate & Commercial

The African Continent today offers opportunities for inbound investment, business expansion and other commercial activities at a time more mature world markets are under strain.

The Firm’s lawyers have worked with governments, state-owned corporations and international corporations in all stages of transactions, ranging from origination, document negotiation to closing.

We advise on market entry strategies, mergers and acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures & partnerships, undertaking due diligence investigations as well as intellectual property registration, protection and licensing.

Representative transactions
    • Advising on and negotiating Power Purchase Agreements on behalf of Independent Power Producers;

 

    • Advising a project developer and preparing various property conveyancing and securities documents;

 

    • Advising on and undertaking pre-acquisition due diligence exercises and preparing transaction documentation;

 

    • Advising clients in various intellectual property matters including trade mark, copyright, design registration and commercialisation of intellectual property;

 

    • Drafting and negotiating intellectual property licence agreements;

 

    • Advising and representing clients in a broad range of commercial disputes and managing issues through every stage of the litigation life cycle, before courts and regulatory tribunals;

 

    • Advising a state owned enterprise on the restructuring and amalgamation of seven public entities into a single corporate entity and compliance with the Public Finance Management Act in South Africa;

 

    • Advising a global manufacturer of transmission and distribution power line components in the development of a regional market entry strategy and channel partner identification in Kenya;

 

    • Advising an energy utility on the disposal of its wholly owned subsidiary in South Africa;

 

    • Advising an international client in the floriculture sector on market entry, project design, land acquisition and establishment of a 100-acre flower farm in Kenya;

 

    • Undertaking a due diligence investigation of an energy utility’s transactions within the African continent; and

 

  • Advising the government on the acquisition of a majority stake in an aluminium manufacturing company in Ghana.