Mr David Gewer > Werksmans Attorneys > Johannesburg, South Africa > Lawyer Profile

Werksmans Attorneys
South Africa
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Work Department

Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions and Mining, Environmental & Resources


Director at Werksmans Attorneys 


A Director at Werksmans since 2008, David Gewer advises in the Africa; Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions; and Mining & Resources practice areas. He specialises in corporate finance and structuring; international transactions; listings/flotations; leveraged and management buy-outs; securities law; public offerings and private placements; private equity; black economic empowerment transactions; and distressed company transactions and restructuring. David is named as a leading lawyer in Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions by Chambers Global (2017-2020), receiving particularly high praise from sources throughout the market. Clients agree that “his attention to detail stands out – he is very thorough and conscientious.” He served as a director of the Turnaround Management Association of South Africa and also lectured courses on ‘Managing a Turnaround’ at Wits Business School. He authored or co-authored Chapters on Corporate Law issues in various publications and books.


Law Society of South Africa


He holds a BCom LLB (cum laude) degree from the University of the Witwatersrand.

Lawyer Rankings

South Africa > Mining

Werksmans Attorneys advises a number of the mining majors in the industry. It has outstanding mining law credentials thanks to the presence of Chris Stevens and is at the forefront of mining disputes with its market leading litigation team. In the business rescue field, Eric Levenstein has been especially active in the mining sector. David Gewer is recommended for mining M&A.

South Africa > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Werksmans Attorneys has traditionally landed numerous engagements on listed-company deals, along with a steady pipeline of private transactions. Given the economic climate, the corporate team has been brought into handle a series of restructurings, working alongside finance and business rescue colleagues. David GewerKevin Trudgeon and Gerhard Johannes are highly rated.