Lisa Botha

Lisa Botha


Email [email protected]​

Phone +27 11 052 6142


Practice groupCorporate & Finance

Lisa Botha has a broad practice that focuses on M&A, private equity and Banking and has acted for high-profile clients across both the domestic and international financial sectors.

She is dual-qualified in both South African and English law with experience of working in several other jurisdictions, including the Middle East.

Awards and recognitions


Women Leaders in Law
IFLR 1000


Highly Regarded in the areas of Banking, Private Equity, M&A and Financial Services
IFLR 1000

Education and admissions


LL.B., University of Natal, 1994

B.A., University of Natal, 1991

Court admissions

South Africa

England and Wales

Related knowledge

Africa Insights

Representative experience

Advised Societe Generale, Johannesburg branch on the sale of its African custody, trustee and derivatives clearing business to Absa Bank Limited (2020)

Advised First Rand Limited on its investments in Selpal (Pty) Ltd (2018 - 2020)

Advised MTN (Pty) Ltd and Ubank Limited on the structuring of their Mobile Money product (MoMo) (2019)

Advised Enaex S.A. on its investment in Enaex Africa (Pty) Ltd and the acquisition of Sasol South Africa (Pty) Ltd’s African explosives business (2019)

Advised a listed Qatari company on its bid for a $500m Southern African logistics business (2018)

Advised Magotteaux S.A. on its investment in Grinding Media South Africa (Pty) Ltd (2018)

Advised a Turkish entity in its bid for an Eastern-European toll concession business owned by a South African company in business rescue (2018)

Advised CRH plc in its bid for PPC Cement Limited (2017)