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Corporate Department (Sandton).
Partner. Corporate: Mergers and Acquisitions; Pharmaceutical and Healthcare.
Charles Douglas is a partner in Bowman Gilfillan?s Corporate Department and is a member of the firm?s Competition and Trade Law practice area. He specialises in mergers and acquisitions and regulatory advice. Charles did his training at Bowman Gilfillan and was with the firm for 5½ years before undertaking an 18 month secondment to the Sydney office of Allens Arthur Robinson during 2005 and 2006. Charles is also admitted as a lawyer of the Supreme Court of New South Wales. Recent M&A transactions that Charles advised on include the sale of Independent Liquor, a New Zealand company (where he acted for a bidder) and the sale of P&O?s global cold logistics business to Versacold, a Canadian company. Charles also has experience with various empowerment transactions, including those undertaken by Afripack (a PPC subsidiary) and ABB. In the regulatory area, Charles has been involved in advising the liquor industry in relation to new national and provincial liquor legislation and various multinational and local pharmaceutical companies, in relation to corporate, M&A and regulatory matters. On the capital markets front, Charles has advised Metorex in respect of its capital raising exercise for that company?s Ruashi project in the DRC, as well as a share buy-back for BHP Billiton Limited.
BA (University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg); LLB (University of Cape Town); LLM (University of the Witwatersrand).