Track Record

Competition Law

  • Fresenius Kabi - prosecution arising from collusion
  • Yakani Infraco – notifying a merger to the competition authorities pursuant to the acquisition of African Brick Centre
  • AngloGold Ashanti - advice on response to queries from Competition Tribunal in respect of competition issues arising from prohibited merger
  • Cipla Medpro - opposing merger in respect of a proposed acquisition by Adcock Ingram of control of Cipla
  • Arctozone Investments - notifying a merger to the competition authorities in respect of Arctozone Investment's acquisition of Lynnridge Mall
  • Sasol - overseeing entire due diligence process in respect of anti-competitive conduct
  • Tongaat Hulett Starch - reviewing documents to identity anti-competitive pricing structures
  • Sublime Technologies – opposed anti-competitive merger between SamQuarz Mining and Thaba Chueu Mining
  • AVI – successfully defended AVI in the attempted hostile takeover by Tiger Brands
  • National Brands – defended National Brands against abuse of dominance charges in relation to Rooibos Tea

Corporate and Commercial Law

  • Tsogo Sun Holdings - acquisition of Gold Reef Resorts
  • AVI - acquisition of the Green Cross group of companies
  • Metair - acquisition of Rombat S.A.
  • Woolworths Holdings – joint venture with Absa in respect of Woolworths Financial Services
  • Tsogo Sun Holdings - acquisition of remaining interest in Hotel Formula 1
  • Yakani Group – African Brick Centre scheme of arrangement
  • Severstal's (Lybica Holding BV) - acquisition of a controlling interest in Iron Mineral Beneficiation Services (IMBS)
  • Highveld Steel and Vanadium - disposal of its Rand Carbide and Vanadium divisions
  • Aveng - acquisition of a controlling interest in Dynamic Fluid Control

Employment Law

  • ACSA (Airports Company of South Africa) - advising on union rivalry and non-recognised union's request for organisational rights
  • Aveng – advising on senior executive dismissals in relation to anti-competitive behaviour
  • Bridgestone - advising on wage negotiations, including interdicting striking employees and arbitration on interpretation of Bargaining Council wage agreement

Litigation

  • Tsogo Sun - advised Tsogo Sun on the proposed management buy-out of Gold Reef Resorts, opposing such buy-out and the subsequent acquisition of Gold Reef Resorts by Tsogo
  • BHP Billiton - represented BHP Billiton in the re-negotiation of the electricity supply arrangements regarding the Mozal electricity supply arrangements.
  • General - acted for claimants and defendants in confidential arbitrations involving claims in excess of R150 million per matter, generally arising from failed Merger & Acquisitions or similar corporate activities

Mining Law

  • AngloGold – sale of Tau Lekoa Gold Mine (a division of AngloGold Ashanti) to Buffelsfontein Gold Mining Company
  • AngloGold – restructuring of pioneering BEE Employment share option plan
  • Chromtech Holdings - drafting a suite of agreements with Western Platinum Mines providing for the construction, commissioning and operation by Chromtech of a chrome recovery facility
  • International Ferro-Metals (IFM) - drafting a suite of agreements between IFM and AAP Carbon/AAP Power

Natural Resources and Energy Law

  • Involved in early-stage and venture-backed transactions including the development and commercialisation of energy-related or other clean technologies, including solar technologies, fuel cells, batteries, and ethanol and other biofuels for inter alia:
    • Royal Bafokeng Holdings: Mining, Oil and Gas Services (MOGS);
    • ENBW (a German company);
    • Exxaro; and
    • Avelar Energy
  • Acted as strategic legal advisor in various engineering design and linear mining or industrial activities projects for inter alia:
    • Royal Bafokeng Holdings: Mining, Oil & Gas Services (MOGS);
    • Eskom;
    • Nampower;
    • Total SA;
    • Shell SA;
    • Central Energy Fund; and
    • Bombela Consortium (construction phase of the Gautrain Project),
  • Conducted regulatory compliance audits in terms of ISO 14001 and 18001 for major mining and industrial companies including inter alia:
    • Eskom;
    • Khumba Iron Ore;
    • Impala Platinum;
    • Eskom;
    • Exxaro; and
    • Mittal Steel

Tax

  • ABS Industrial Resources, United Kingdom – advising on structuring of transactions involving South Africa and reviewing VAT issues relating thereto
  • Kintetsu World Express – restructuring to take account of BEE issues
  • Virtual Consulting International, Australia – international restructuring and reviewing the South African tax implications of the structure and the tax effects on other jurisdictions
  • TransAfrica Capital – advising on VAT issues regarding international transactions
  • Honda South Africa – advising on various tax issues affecting its operations in South Africa
  • International SOS – advising on VAT and income tax issues and reviewing international structure