We work worldwide

We have over 2,500 lawyers worldwide who work wherever our clients need us. We can put together tailored, multi-skilled, international teams at very short notice. Our relationships with leading local firms enables us to deliver a truly seamless service. This means you get an unbeatable combination of international experience and understanding, tailored advice, and reliable local knowledge and contacts – whenever and wherever you need it. Find out more about our global network by choosing a country or region

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Breadth of legal services

Our comprehensive international capabilities and our relationships with South African law firms mean that we are able to advise our clients across practice areas. By leveraging our network in Asia, Europe, the US and the Middle East, we are able to bring unsurpassed expertise to our clients in South Africa and our clients around the world that are investing or doing business there. Our international footprint is also the perfect platform for any South African company wanting to make an international investment. 

For our clients in South Africa

In South Africa we help:

  • South African companies looking outbound for strategic acquisitions, investments and joint ventures
  • issuers and underwriters on IPOs and other capital market transactions in South Africa and elsewhere
  • with public-private partnership (PPP) projects, including project financing
  • with internal investigations and compliance with the FCPA, the Bribery Act and other laws having global reach
  • with international dispute resolutions, including mediation and arbitration

 

For our clients from around the world

Clients seek us out for our winning combination of local knowledge and sophisticated, global expertise. For example:

  • we help global companies seeking to enter South Africa via joint venture, investment or acquisition
  • we advise on cross-border M&A transactions, where we also have a particular expertise in the telecoms and energy and natural resources sector
  • we have experience in dispute resolution, litigation and arbitration – securing the risks against government protectionism related to African assets
  • we advise of developers, lenders and government authorities in relation to all aspects of infrastructure projects

 

Deals and flotations

We’ve advised on many important business deals and flotations, including:

  • Xstrata on its acquisitions of Duiker Mining, Vanadium Technology and Rhoex and its acquisition of Lonmin
  • MTN on its US $ 24bn share swap with Bharti and on its US $ 5.5bn acquisition of Dubai-listed Investcom
  • on the IPOs of Telkom and Namakwa Diamonds and International Power
  • Nedbank on the project financing of the New Dawn Satellite
  • Investec, Nedbank and the Development Bank of Southern Africa on the N4 Maputo Corridor toll road project
  • Standard Bank and Rand Merchant Bank on the Gautrain rapid rail link in South Africa
  • MTN on a successful settlement of its ICSID arbitration against the Government of Yemen in connection with certain alleged discriminatory and unfair tax treatment
  • The Government of South Africa on investment treaty and other arbitration matters
     

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