David Donaldson

David Donaldson


Email david.donaldson@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +27 11 523 6056

Fax +27 86 646 5427


Practice groupCorporate

David Donaldson focuses on mergers and acquisitions, due diligence investigations, incorporated joint ventures, group restructures, corporate governance, BEE transactions and corporate commercial matters.

He advises on various commercial transactions, including restructuring and mergers and acquisitions, and drafts the required commercial agreements for clients in various industries. 

Education and admissions


LL.B., University of KwaZulu-Natal

Postgraduate Diploma in Law, BPP Law School, London

Court admissions

South Africa

Representative experience

Advised TSX-V-listed Alphamin Resources Corp on the secondary listing of its shares on AltX; raising equity of US$56.1m for a tin project in the DRC.

Advised JSE-listed Italtile Limited on a partially underwritten rights offer to its shareholder, raising approximately ZAR1.59bn.

Acted for Italtile Ceramics Proprietary Limited in its acquisition of approximately 75% of the issued share capital of Ceramic Industries Proprietary Limited.

Advised Acino International AG on its acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Litha Health Care Group from Ireland-listed Endo Luxembourg Finance Co.

Acted for Hanoch Neishlos, Safika Holdings and others in the sale of 100% of the shares in African Resonance and Rindwell Investments to Capital Appreciation.

Advised Castledash Investments on the disposal of the entire share capital of ZAR225m of Rinwell to Capital Appreciation Limited.

Advised on the disposal of the shares in Big Concerts International to Live Nation International Holdings BV, an affiliate of NYSE-listed Live Nation Entertainment.

Advised Tadvest Ltd on its acquisition of property and agricultural assets of the broader Tadvest Group in South Africa, and SEM and NSX listings.

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