National News - March 2021 Quarter 1 2021

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Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

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The firm is pleased to announce the following appointments: Dispute Resolution practice: Clive Rumsey – Director, Danika Balusik – Senior Associate and Kyle Bowles – Associate Corporate & Commercial practice: Darryl Jago – Senior Associate and Anton Ackerman – Associate. Real Estate practice: Marlene Heppes – Senior Associate.

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Webber Wentzel

At partnership level, Lilia Franca and Giada Masina have joined Webber Wentzel. Lilia specialises in listed M&A transactions and capital markets work with a focus on regulated affected transactions, take-private transactions and BEE transactions. Her expertise has been recognised by various international research organisations including Legal 500, IFLR100 and Best Lawyers. Giada specialises in M&A and mining law and has over a decade of experience in the mining industry. She advises on all mining regulatory aspects of commercial transactions from inception to implementation. Her expertise has been recognised by Legal 500 and Chambers Global.

At Associate level, Gopolang Kgaile and Justin Roberts also join the firm. The team joined in February.

Ziyanda Ntshona, Corporate Business Unit Head said "Lilia and her team are highly regarded in the market. I am confident that their experience, expertise and well-established client relationships will further solidify our position as a market leader in relation to capital markets and M&A work across a number of key sectors such as Mining, Financial Services and TMT." While Lilia commented, "The team and I have been overwhelmed by the support and warmth from the people at Webber Wentzel and its leadership, and we are thrilled to be part of such an incredible firm."

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Andersen Global

South African boutique law firm, Tabacks, became a full member of Andersen Global with effect from 24 February 2021. The firm will be known as Andersen in South Africa. Andersen Global is an international association of legally separate, independent member firms with a presence in 45 countries in Africa. Derrick Kaufmann, head of Corporate and Commercial for Andersen in South Africa, and co-Managing Partner for Andersen in Africa, along with Olaleye Adebiyi in Nigeria says "The synergy between legal and tax is critical, with most corporate transactions driven by tax imperatives. Being part of Andersen Global means that we can call on trusted, knowledgeable partners in key markets, making it possible for clients to have a strong relationship with one brand for their tax and legal services, wherever they may need them".


Lawtons Africa

Appointments: Mongale Falla, Charissa Chengalroyen, Sipho Mtsweni and Nicola Irving have been appointed as candidate attorneys.

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NOTICE TO LEGAL PRACTITIONERS

2021 Fidelity Fund Certificate Applications Now Open

The Legal Practitioners' Fidelity Fund (the Fund) wishes to alert legal practitioners that the 2021 Fidelity Fund Certificate online applications are now open. Eligible legal practitioners may apply for their Fidelity Fund Certificates online at: https://ffc.fidfund.co.za/login/

Eligibility to apply for Fidelity Fund Certificate means, as a minimum:

  • Legal practitioner is a director/partner/sole practitioner in one or more legal practice/s
  • Legal practitioner is exempted from or completed the practice management training (PMT) or it is due in future
  • Legal practitioner has paid the R345 contribution for FFC application
  • The legal practice/s which the legal practitioner is linked with as director/partner/sole practitioner has/have received a 2020 audit report that is approved by the Legal Practice Council (LPC)

For assistance, legal practitioners may contact their Provincial Offices, alternatively the following officials at the Fund:

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Please note:

The Fund officials can only provide telephonic support on the navigation of the FFC application system and not on data related issues. All data related queries must be directed to the respective Provincial Office