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Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

1 PROTEA PLACE, SANDTON, JOHANNESBURG 2196, SOUTH AFRICA
Tel:
Work +27 11 562 1000
Fax:
Fax +27 11 562 1111
Email:
Web:
www.cliffedekkerhofmeyr.com
Cape Town, Johannesburg

Willem Jacobs

Tel:
Work +27 11 562 1555
Email:
Web:
www.cliffedekkerhofmeyr.com/en/people/willem-jacobs.html
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

Work Department

Corporate and Commercial.

Position

Willem Jacobs is a Director and National Head of our Corporate and Commercial practice. Willem’s areas of expertise are corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, private equity, black economic empowerment transactions, formation, structuring and restructuring of business entities, and general commercial agreements.

Career

Willem began his career as a Candidate Attorney at Cliffe Dekker and Todd (now Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) in 1995. He became Director in 1999.

Member

Law Society of the Northern Provinces

Education

B Com, LLB, Dip Insolvency. H Dip Tax. Rand Afrikaans University.


South Africa

Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Leading individuals

Willem Jacobs - Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr continues to be at the forefront of listed company transactions in South Africa with strong teams in both Johannesburg and Cape Town. It is also building its presence in private equity deals, is 'accessible and has a wide range of skills'. Clients include Abraaj Group, Anglo American, Arcelormittal South Africa, Burger King, Dell, FirstRand and Heineken. It advised Sinopec, the Chinese oil giant, on its acquisition of 75% of Chevron’s downstream oil assets in South Africa and Botswana. Willem Jacobs is 'practical, solutions oriented and cost conscious' and David Pinnock is 'personable', 'gets the job done' and is recommended for private equity transactions. Johan Latsky, Peter Hesseling and Lilia Franca are also highly rated.

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