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Morné van der Merwe - Baker McKenzie Johannesburg

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Baker McKenzie Johannesburg has one of the most established corporate practices among the international firms. It leads the way in cross-border deals, mining and resources transactions, and has a growing presence in private equity. It advised regular client Bidvest Group on its £2.7bn acquisition of UK-based Noonan Services from Alchemy Partners. Morné van der Merwe is 'a very impressive lawyer', especially in the mining sector, while Marc Yudaken, Mike van Rensburg and private equity specialist Scott Nelson are also senior names.

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Within: Mining

Baker McKenzie Johannesburg is recognised for mining M&A, including BEE transactions.  The team has a strong emphasis on junior mining houses and advised Pan African Resources on the disposal of its shares in Phoenix Platinum Mining to Sylvania Resources. Morné van der Merwe and Marc Yudaken are experienced mining M&A partners.

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  • The New Turkish Code of Obligations: Important Changes for Leases of Residential & Business Premises

    For decades, the primary Turkish laws governing leases of residential and business premises have been the Law on Leasing Real Property dated May 27, 1955 (the “Lease Law”) and the Turkish Code of Obligations No. 818 dated April 22, 1926 (the “Obligations Code”). Both of these laws, however, will be repealed and replaced with the new Turkish Code of Obligations No. 6098 dated January 11, 2011 (the “New Obligations Code”), which will enter into force on July 7, 2012.
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