SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS RESCUEfor 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 markportfolio management provided to mobile telecommunications company and Africa's most valuable brand, MTN.
BUSINESS RESCUEof construction engineering company Basil Read, spanning Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and St Helena.
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.
TAX AND REGULATORY ADVICEto 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.
DEVELOPMENTstructuring and financing of the first industrial scale solar photovoltaic power plant in Lesotho for a consortium of international developers.
Worldwide IPportfolio 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 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.
ONGOING LEGAL, TAX AND REGULATORYadvice 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-billiondisposal 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.