Lorica Elferink is an Executive at ENSafrica in the Corporate Commercial practice.
She specialises in corporate and commercial law, including particularly M&A (in relation to both listed and unlisted companies), corporate actions of listed entities, listings and the JSE listings requirements, the Takeover Regulations and private equity transactions (both fund formation and transactional work). She also regularly advises on company formation, corporate governance and compliance in relation to the Companies Act, JSE listings requirements and King IV.
Lorica has acted for several public and private companies in various complex corporate transactions, including for a JSE-listed company in a scheme of arrangement with a significant international beverages company which was implemented in April 2023 and for a long term insurance company in relation to its partial offer for shares in a JSE-listed company operating in the healthcare sector which was implemented in May 2023. Lorica has advised on and drafted several pre-listing statements, circulars and SENS announcements (including in relation to schemes of arrangement, issues of shares and related party transactions) and regularly negotiates, drafts and drives the implementation of transactional agreements (including sale of shares, business and land, put and call option agreements and convertible loan agreements) and company constitutional documents (including memoranda of incorporation, shareholders’ agreements and board charters). In 2022 Lorica acted for a client in successfully defending a scheme of arrangement that was challenged in the High Court by a dissenting shareholder.
Lorica also has extensive experience negotiating and drafting various non-transactional agreements such as transport, supply, lease, joint venture and other diverse agreements.
Lorica presents guest lectures on Fundamental Transactions in terms of the Companies Act to the final-year LLB students specialising in company law at the University of Stellenbosch.
area of expertiseCORPORATE COMMERCIAL
- BA (English and German) (Stellenbosch University)
- LLB (Stellenbosch University)
- LLM (Cambridge University)
- Admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa