David Donaldson

David Donaldson

Partner, Johannesburg

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.

Education and admissions


LL.B., University of KwaZulu-Natal

Postgraduate Diploma in Law, BPP Law School, London

Court admissions

South Africa

Representative experience

Drafting of documents for the acquisition of a majority equity interest in an SA target by the private equity investment wing of a UK bank.

Drafting the transaction documents relating to a multi-tiered B-BBEE equity investment in a group of companies active in the fertiliser and mining sector.

Managing a commercial due diligence investigation relating to a multi-billion rand acquisition of a property letting enterprise by a publicly listed property management company.

Due diligence investigation and drafting agreements to incorporate joint venture between publicly listed entities listed on the LSE and JSE in the tourism sector.

Advising board members of a private equity investment structure on corporate governance issues with an emphasis on their fiduciary duties and conflicts of interest.

Assisting in the drafting of various commercial agreements and advising on various commercial transactions, including restructuring and mergers and acquisitions.

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