Charles You

Charles You



Phone +27 11 052 6125

Fax +27 86 679 4138

LanguagesEnglish, Mandarin

Practice groupCorporate & Finance

Focusing on commercial, corporate and mining law, Charles You is a key contact person for the firm's Asia-Africa Practice and responsible for liaising and assisting with the firm's Chinese clients.

In the general commercial field, Charles has assisted some major Chinese corporations with corporate governance and general commercial issues such as contracts, the old and new Companies Act, liquidations, and copyright related legal advice. His clients include Bank of Communications, Baosteel Resources, China Communications Construction Corporation, XH Smart Africa, Galencia (Huaqiao Fenghuand) Group, and Sinosure.

Education and admissions


LL.B., University of the Witwatersrand


Admitted as notary

South African Translators' Institute

Court admissions

South Africa

Representative experience

Advice to various Chinese state owned entities for setting up operations in South Africa.

Represent Sinosure in their claim against creditors.

Assist China Mining International (Singapore-listed) in its acquisition of an iron ore mine in South Africa.

Provide black economic empowerment advice to several Chinese state-owned entities relating to their projects in South Africa.

Provide legal advice on various aspects of mining law to Baosteel Resources and Guangxi Dameng for their SA operations including mining rights, MPRDA and contracts.

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