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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

Safiyya Patel

Tel:
Work +27 (0) 11 530 5000
Email:
Webber Wentzel

Work Department

Corporate / M&A practice

Position

Partner

Career

Safiyya specialises in general commercial law, mergers and acquisitions and transactions related to Black Economic Empowerment (BEE). Safiyya has advised on transactions relating to joint ventures, company formations and reorganisations and has worked across the mining, financial, and construction sectors. Her expertise extends to media, telecommunications, broadcasting and information technology law. She has represented a number of international clients, local enterprises and various state-owned enterprises.

Member

Member of the Executive Committee of the Indian Bar Association (2015)

Education

Certificate in Telecommunications Policy and Regulatory Issues, University of the Witwatersrand, 1999
LLB, University of the Witwatersrand, 1996
BProc, University of the Witwatersrand, 1994
Admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa


South Africa

Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Webber Wentzel has a large team with top-level professionals at senior and junior level. It has a virtually unrivalled client base of blue-chip domestic and multinational corporates, and financial sponsors. The firm is making a further impression in renewables secondary deals, equity offerings, real estate acquisitions and 'is streets ahead in private equity'. Clients include Anglo American, African Rainbow Capital Investments, Murray & Roberts, Uber Technologies and Gold Fields. Led by Charl Jonker, it advised Old Mutual on its landmark managed separation, including the unbundling of some 33% of its shareholding in Nedbank Group, the acquisition by Old Mutual Limited of Old Mutual plc by scheme of arrangement and the listing of Old Mutual Limited on the Johannesburg, Malawi, Namibian and Zimbabwean stock exchanges. Other key partners include senior partner Christo Els and Gareth Driver, who is 'superb' and 'one of the top M&A practitioners in South Africa'. Mark Phillips, Colin du Toit, Johan Brink, Safiyya Patel, Ziyanda Ntshona, capital markets expert Jesse Watson, who is 'versatile and very experienced', and 'outstanding' private equity leader Sally Hutton are all highly rated.

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