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Hogan Lovells (South Africa)

140 West Street
Johannesburg 2196
South Africa

Located in the heart of Sandton, our Johannesburg office is home to over 130 lawyers who work closely with their international counterparts in our network of over 45 offices around the world.

We provide a wide range of expertise, with areas spanning across Tax, Mining, Corporate Commercial, Competition, Construction, Employment, Commercial Litigation, Insurance, Business Rescue & Insolvency, Banking and Real Estate.

Representative experience

Advising PPC Ltd in the acquisition of shares in a company with quarry rights in the DRC that is developing a US$300m plant.

Advised FR Waring (International) Proprietary Limited (as borrower) on a secured trade finance facility made available by a Dutch bank.

Advised Reichmans on funding the acquisition of its interest in factoring business Invoset SA’s via its parent Invofin Proprietary Limited.

Appointed to act on behalf of Murray & Roberts' employees by the insurance underwriters in regard to the Grayston Bridge collapse in Sandton.

Assisted JCDecaux in obtaining merger clearance in a number of African jurisdictions in relation to its acquisition of Continental Outdoor Media.

Assisting an insurance company to defend a claim of US$50m+ brought against it in the Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia for a contractor’s defective welding.

Attended to the competition aspects in SA and Kenya of the acquisition by NTT Data International LLC and its affiliates of the IT services business of Dell Inc.

Acting for a public company in a US$528m damages claim arising from non-disclosures and seeking to set contract aside.

Represented Goldfields SA at the Leon Commission of Inquiry on Health and Safety in the SA Mining Industry.

Acting for a large multinational construction and engineering company in several arbitrations and litigious matters under FIDIC and ICC rules.

Acting for the State's Strategic Fuel Fund in a claim for the delivery of oil and a counterclaim of ZAR45m for outstanding cargo dues.

Advising the City of Johannesburg in respect of its multibillion rand broadband fibre project.

Lead counsel for PPC Ltd on US$168.2m project financing by IFC and PTA Bank to a newly created subsidiary cement plant in DRC.

Drafting loan and security documentation for purposes of major aircraft refinancing transactions in the amount of US$30m.

Advising an international bank on the closure of its entire South African office and the restructure of its staff complement.

Advising BHP Billiton Energy Coal (SA) Ltd on a water use licence application & requirements in relation to the lining of a pollution control dam.

Successfully advising a consulting company in a ZAR1.2bn ongoing contract and tender dispute with the Gauteng Department of Transport.

ICC arbitrations relating to disputes in Mozambique.

Employment Law Team of the Year

African Legal Awards, 2017

Band 1: Construction

Chambers Global, 2017

Band 2: Restructuring/Insolvency

Chambers Global, 2017

Band 3: Corporate M&A / Mining / Tax

Chambers Global, 2017

Band 4: Banking & Finance / Competition / Dispute Resolution

Chambers Global, 2017

Tier 1: Construction

Legal 500, 2017

Tier 2: Employment / Mining / Real Estate

Legal 500, 2017

Tier 3: Corporate M&A / Competition / Dispute Resolution / Projects & Infrastructure / Tax

Legal 500, 2017

Tier 4: Banking & Finance

Legal 500, 2017

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