BUSINESS RESCUEof construction engineering company Basil Read, spanning Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and St Helena.
TAX ADVICEpertaining to the African operations of a multinational financial services company, including in Botswana, Kenya and Nigeria.
ZAR52-BILLIONdivestment of Absa from Barclays by Barclays Bank plc, involving Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, the United Kingdom and Zambia.
USD1.05-BILLIONacquisition by Sanlam Emerging Markets (Ireland) of Saham S.A. and Saham Finances S.A., with merger notifications in numerous countries, including Botswana, Cameroon, COMESA, Kenya and Morocco.
APPOINTMENTof distributors in Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe by a manufacturing company, which required regulatory advice.
NATIONAL WATER LAWScomparative assessment for Angola, Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe on behalf of the Zambezi Watercourse Commission and the World Bank.
HIGHLY COMPLEX RESTRUCTURINGof the Edcon Group (with stores in Botswana, Ghana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe), involving South African banks, London-based lenders and New York-based financial creditors.
ZAR38-BILLIONrestructure of the Distell Group, requiring approval from competition authorities in Botswana, COMESA, Kenya, South Africa and Tanzania.
DISPOSALby a multinational bank of its subsidiaries in Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Seychelles, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia, which required advice regarding tax implications and efficient structuring.
CUSTOMISED TAX AND REGULATORYframeworks for doing business in African jurisdictions such as Botswana, Kenya, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, eSwatini (Swaziland), Tanzania and Zambia, for a number of clients, including a multinational employment agency and a multinational clothing retail group.