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Our South Africa Team

Our South Africa team specialises in advising South African companies and individuals, whether based in South Africa, the UK or elsewhere, that are seeking to invest in or expand into UK markets.

Our team is made up of South African dual-qualified lawyers who have in-depth legal and commercial knowledge of both the South African and UK markets, combined with a practical understanding of South Africa’s business culture. We also have strong relationships with investors in South African companies across various sectors.

Our Experience

  • Disease Management Services plc – software licensing and services arrangements with its South African subsidiary for the provision of mobile web–based health care services in remote and deprived areas.
  • Splendid Hotel Group partnership – £160m reorganisation of a portfolio of eight branded and two unbranded central London hotels whereby one existing partner of the group acquired five hotels from the partnership and the remaining five were sold to Redefine International of South Africa.
  • DiamondTech – admission to trading on AIM. The company acquired Earlyworx Ltd, a South African company with rights to a new technology to detect diamonds in the tailings from mines.
  • Beaumont Cornish Limited – acting as PLUS corporate adviser and AIM nominated adviser and broker to General Industries Plc in relation to General Industries’ acquisition of Skiptons Global Investment Limited and on the admission of General Industries’ share capital to trading on AIM.
  • Random House – merger of Random House South Africa and Struik Publishers. The new company, known as Random House Struik (Pty) Ltd, brings together two of South Africa’s most prominent book publishers and creates a significant new player in the African book publishing business.
  • South African entrepreneur – advising this entrepreneur looking to exploit pharmaceutical products.

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