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Shafeeka Hartley is an Executive at ENSafrica in the Corporate Commercial department. She specialises in M&A, corporate reorganisations, black economic empowerment and general transactional work.
She has acted for listed and unlisted companies mainly in the mining, natural resources and energy sectors as well as in the commodities, education, media and entertainment and property industries. Shafeeka has particular experience in international mergers and acquisitions and black economic empowerment transactions in the mining sector.
Shafeeka’s general transactional experience includes private equity transactions, capital raising initiatives, procurement and the establishment of foreign branch offices and subsidiaries in South Africa. She has also set up share incentive schemes, advised on the establishment of wind farms, conducted several high profile due diligence investigations and is skilled in the drafting of an extensive array of commercial contracts and legal opinions. Shafeeka regularly advises clients on corporate governance issues and compliance with the new Companies Act and its Regulations, the JSE Listings Requirements and the Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment Act and its Codes of Good Practice. In addition, she has particular expertise in preparing memoranda of incorporation and shareholders agreements for corporate clients.
Shafeeka is furthermore experienced in estate planning, including the drafting of wills and the establishment of trust funds and tax exempt organisations.
Shafeeka was a co-chairperson of the Cape Town Candidates Attorneys Association and a member of the South African Fiscal Association and is currently a member of the Cape Law Society. She was cited as an authority in one of the first publications on the new Companies Act authored by Judge Dennis Davis and others and has featured in Business Day, FA News and Moneyweb to name a few.
Shafeeka is recognised as a recommended/leading lawyer by:
- IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate Guide 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018 – Notable Practitioner (South Africa)
- Best Lawyers® 2020, 2019 – Corporate Law (South Africa)
- Who’s Who Legal 2019– Mining (South Africa)
- BA (University of Cape Town)
- LLB (University of Cape Town)
- BCom (Taxation) (Hons) (University of Cape Town)
- Admitted as an attorney and conveyancer of the High Court of South Africa