Firm Profile > DLA Piper > Johannesburg, South Africa
DLA Piper Offices
61 KATHERINE STREET
2 Sandton Drive
DLA Piper > The Legal 500 Rankings
Banking and finance Tier 3
DLA Piper continues to impress in leveraged finance and preference share funding transactions. It represents a number of South Africa's major banks, international banks, home-grown corporates and multinationals. Jackie Pennington remains one of the pre-eminent preference share financing experts in the market. Diana Messerschmidt is also noted for preference share deals, other hybrid debt transactions and quasi-equity fundings. Legal director Bridget King's arrival from Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr in 2021 adds to the firm's derivatives capabilities.
Other key lawyers:
Diana Messerschmidt; Bridget King
‘In depth banking experience across the team. It is solutions driven.’
‘Deep experience, they know precisely what we require as banks. Generally the firm is a safe pair of hands. All aspects of the transaction are considered.’
The Standard Bank of South Africa
Brimstone Investment Corporation
DLA Piper continues to be a major force in financial services M&A and has a growing reputation in cross-border transactions, including those across sub-Saharan Africa. The South Africa practice has a proven record in the technology, financial services, consumer goods and retail, and listed property sectors, and is becoming increasingly prominent in warranty and indemnity insurance. Johannes Gouws is South Africa managing partner and has an outstanding record in big-ticket M&A. Peter Bradshaw heads the corporate and capital markets groups.
Competition Tier 3
DLA Piper has made a further impression in merger matters in South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa. It has a particularly fine record in the financial services and telecoms sectors. Janine Simpson is an experienced competition law specialist, especially in merger control. She led the team that advised Barloworld on the competition aspects of its acquisition of the starch business of Tongaat Hulett. Werner Rysbergen has joined as a director from Webber Wentzel.
‘Professional, sincere, committed to the client and insightful.’
‘The entire team were super professional and absolutely committed to reaching the conclusion of my matter as quickly and painlessly as possible.’
SEACOM Shared Services
Community Investment Holdings
Rand Merchant Bank
Tax Tier 4
DLA Piper is a growing force in transactions and advisory matters, notably M&A, restructurings and financings. The Johannesburg team is particular active in tax matters related to preference share fundings. Andrew Lewis is an emerging name in the tax field.
DLA Piper > Firm Profile
Global Co-Chairs: Roger Meltzer and Andrew Darwin
Co-Chief Executive Officers: Simon Levine and Cameron Jay Rains
Number of partners: 1,500
Number of lawyers: 5,000
Languages: The firm speaks over 60 languages
Offices: Lawyers located in more than 60 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.
Please see https://www.dlapiper.com/en/africa/locations/johannesburg/ for further information.
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At DLA Piper we are firmly committed to diversity and inclusion. For us, diversity isn’t just about visible differences, it’s the unique blend of talents, skills, experiences and perspectives that makes each of us an individual and we know it’s crucial to have a culture and environment where those differences are genuinely valued. As a global business law firm, with a diverse client base, we know that our clients expect our people to represent the communities in which we work and value our ability to advise them on both local and global cultures and markets. We believe that our approach to diversity and inclusion enables us to attract the best talent, build the most effective teams and deliver the highest level of client service.
For more information on our specific D&I initiatives please see www.dlapiper.com
United Kingdom: Technology
Published: July 2020
Authors: Kit Burden Liz Osako
This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Technology laws and regulations that may occur in United Kingdom.
The Netherlands: Tax
Published: September 2020
Authors: Jian-Cheng Ku Rhys Bane
This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Tax laws and regulations that may occur in The Netherlands.
EU: Energy - Oil & Gas
Published: December 2020
Authors: Orestis Omran Stella Mavrommati Giota Skiathiti Alec Van Vaerenbergh Félix Leyman
This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Energy - Oil & Gas laws and regulations that may occur in EU.
Romania: Employee Incentives
Published: January 2021
Authors: Monica Georgiadis Andra Trantea Tudor Nedelea Lidia Dutu-Carstea
This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Employee Incentives laws and regulations that may occur in Romania.
Colombia: Banking & Finance
Published: February 2021
Authors: Camilo Martínez
This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Banking & Finance laws and regulations that may occur in Colombia.
Peru: Banking & Finance
Published: February 2021
Authors: Sergio Barboza Nelly Espinoza
This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Banking & Finance laws and regulations that may occur in Peru.
Colombia: Mergers & Acquisitions
Published: March 2021
Authors: Juan Manuel de la Rosa Felipe Quintero
This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Mergers & Acquisitions laws and regulations that may occur in Colombia.
Tanzania: Mergers & Acquisitions
Published: April 2021
Authors: Burure Ngocho
This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Mergers & Acquisitions laws and regulations that may occur in Tanzania.
Colombia: Insurance & Reinsurance
Published: April 2021
Authors: Sergio Rojas Quiñones Lina María García Alfonso Ortega
This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Insurance & Reinsurance laws and regulations that may occur in Colombia.