Raashmi Govender is an executive in the corporate commercial department. She specialises in mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, and JSE/regulatory matters, structuring and general corporate commercial matters. She also engages in trust and wills.
She has acted for listed and unlisted, local and international clients in a range of industries including private healthcare, finance and investments, mining, retail, media, NPOs, trusts, and high-net worth individuals.
Raashmi’s experience includes advising clients on JSE listing requirements and regulatory matters, mergers and acquisitions, the Companies Act, 2008, private equity, corporate governance, insider trading, corporate restructures, as well as, trusts, wills, broad-based ownership schemes and due diligence investigations.
In addition, she is experienced in drafting and negotiating commercial agreements and opinions, including transaction agreements, term sheets, circulars and prospectuses, trust deeds, MOIs, resolutions and due diligence reports.
Raashmi has been involved in multi-jurisdictional transactions across the African continent, and cross-border transactions between South Africa, the United States of America, the United Kingdom, various European jurisdictions, and India.
Raashmi has also published various articles on company related matters in accredited legal and corporate finance publications, notably on the permissibility of disproportionate dividend treatment amongst shareholders within the same class, piercing of the corporate veil in the context of group structures and shareholder activism.
Raashmi is fully proficient in English and Afrikaans with intermediate proficiency in Russian.
Raashmi was a finalist in the Mail and Guardian Top 200 Young South Africans Awards (2020)
Raashmi is recognised as a next generation lawyer by:
- The Legal 500 EMEA 2018, 2017 – Commercial, Corporate and M&A (South Africa)
area of expertiseCORPORATE COMMERCIAL
- BCom (marketing and law) (University of the Witwatersrand)
- LLB (with distinction) (University of the Witwatersrand)
- Advanced Company Law I (The Nelson Mandela Institute – University of the Witwatersrand)
- Advanced Company Law II (The Nelson Mandela Institute – University of the Witwatersrand)
- Admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa