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Webber Wentzel

90 RIVONIA ROAD, SANDTON, JOHANNESBURG 2196,, PO BOX 61771, MARSHALLTOWN 2107, SOUTH AFRICA
Tel:
Work +27 11 530 5000
Fax:
Fax +27 11 530 5111
Email:
Web:
www.webberwentzel.com
Cape Town, Johannesburg

The firm: Webber Wentzel is a leading South African full-service law firm providing clients with innovative solutions to their most complex legal and tax issues across sub-Saharan Africa. With over 400 lawyers, the firm’s multi-disciplinary expertise is consistently ranked top-tier in leading directories and awards. Webber Wentzel’s collaborative alliance with Linklaters, association with ALN (Africa Legal Network), and its complementary network of best friend law firms across Africa provide clients with market-leading support wherever they do business.

Areas of practice: High-profile matters include acting for or advising:

African Rainbow Capital on the establishment and listing of Mauritian-incorporated African Rainbow Capital Investments Ltd on the JSE.

Anglo American on the restructuring of its 77.69% shareholding in Anglo American Platinum Ltd and the transfer thereof to Anglo American South African Investments (Pty) Ltd, valued at ZAR 73bn.

Anglo American on the restructuring of its shareholding in De Beers’ South African interests and the transfer thereof to Anglo American South African Investments (Pty) Ltd, valued at ZAR 14bn.

Anglo American concerning the disposal to a subsidiary of Seriti Resources Holdings (Pty) Ltd of certain thermal coal operations in South Africa.

Arise B.V. in its acquisition of a 27.7% stake in CAL Bank in Ghana.

Comair in relation to proceedings between Comair and South African Airways (SAA), where SAA was ordered to pay Comair ZAR 554.2m (plus interest) for damages arising out of the anti-competitive practices of SAA.

CMC Networks on regulatory aspects relevant to the acquisition by the Carlyle Group of a shareholding interest in CMC Networks.

Ethos Private Equity in respect of RMI Investment Managers and Royal Investment Managers’ acquisition of a 30% stake in Ethos.

The government of the Republic of Uganda and Uganda National Oil Company on the Uganda Refinery Project.

Oil Tanking MOGS Saldanha in relation to the development and construction of a commercial crude oil blending and storage terminal in Saldanha Bay.

The government of the Republic of Uganda and Uganda National Oil Company on the Uganda Refinery Project.

Primedia (Pty) Ltd and the South African National Editors Forum in a challenge to the South African parliament’s broadcasting policy.

The Standard Bank of Namibia Ltd and the Standard Bank of South Africa Ltd in relation to the financing of equity contributed by the Zimbabwe Power Company to the expansion of Kariba dam and rehabilitation works for Kariba and Hwange power stations.

Vodafone Group plc in the disposal of its indirect 34.94% interest in Kenya’s Safaricom Ltd to Vodacom Group Ltd, valued at ZAR 35bn.

  • Contacts
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  • Christo Els (senior partner)
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  • Sally Hutton (managing partner)
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  • Other offices
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  • Cape Town
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  • Number of lawyers: 400+
  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Dutch
  • Portuguese

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