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Lesotho

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experience

SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS RESCUE
for Ellerines Furnishers (with 1 200 retail stores and 7 000 employees in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia and South Africa) in its restructuring to avoid liquidation.
Worldwide trade mark
portfolio management provided to mobile telecommunications company and Africa's most valuable brand, MTN.
BUSINESS RESCUE
of construction engineering company Basil Read, spanning Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and St Helena.
CUSTOMISED TAX AND REGULATORY
frameworks 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.
TAX AND REGULATORY ADVICE
to a multinational insurance group which operates in Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, eSwatini (Swaziland), Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.
DEVELOPMENT
structuring and financing of the first industrial scale solar photovoltaic power plant in Lesotho for a consortium of international developers.  
Worldwide IP
portfolio management of Africa’s largest insurer, Sanlam. (Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Equatorial Guinea, Eswatini, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.)
HIGHLY COMPLEX RESTRUCTURING
of 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.
ONGOING LEGAL, TAX AND REGULATORY
advice to a multinational petrochemicals group across Africa, including Burkina Faso, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Lesotho, Mali, Mauritania, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Uganda and Zambia.
ZAR11.9-billion
disposal of Unilever South Africa’s margarine and spreads business in Southern Africa (Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia and South Africa) to Remgro’s nominee entity, KKR.