Witness Makhubele is an Executive at ENSafrica in the corporate commercial practice and specialises in corporate and commercial law, with particular focus on take-overs, mergers and acquisitions, equity capital markets, securities dealings, initial public offerings, Johannesburg Stock Exchange listings, equity capital raisings, schemes of arrangement, corporate restructuring, unbundling, shareholder arrangements, joint ventures, black economic empowerment transactions, advising on regulatory issues such as Johannesburg Stock Exchange, Takeover Regulation Panel, South African Reserve Bank and the BEE Commission, as well as general corporate, commercial and contract law.
Witness is an expert in broad-based black economic empowerment (B-BBEE) advisory, regulatory and compliance, including strategic planning, as well as structuring, implementing and advising on transactions across a wide variety of industries in accordance with the B-BBEE legislation.
He has acted for some of the major South African institutions, such as banks, mining companies, state-owned entities as well as the South African government (in all spheres of government) as well as major international clients. He has been involved in major local and cross-border transactions.
Witness is recognised as a leading/recommended lawyer by:
- Best Lawyers® 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020 – Corporate Law (South Africa)
- The Legal 500 EMEA 2022 - Commercial, Corporate and M&A (South Africa)