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Mahashini Govender


Mahashini Govender

Mahashini Govender is a commercial lawyer with extensive experience in downstream, retail/commercial operations of oil companies. Her main client is one of the major oil companies in South Africa. 

In addition, Mahashini assists clients with reviewing and redrafting of MOIs, drafting various types of commercial agreements including sale of business, property and shares agreements, shareholders’ agreements, various types of lease agreements, supply agreements, and distribution agreements. 

Her downstream retail practice involves securing property or sites and tie agreements between oil companies, operators and landowners, including supply agreements, lease agreements, commenting on standard documents, and registration of securities.

This also includes the reconstruction of standard agreements between oil companies, manufacturers, suppliers and distributors of various petroleum products. 

Furthermore, Mahashini is involved in commercial property transactions associated with, or related to, oil operations and infrastructure expansion, and in preparing agreements relating to service stations, including specially designed leases and servitudes and co-operation agreements relating to property developments.

Representative Experience

Reconstruction of standard agreements used by a multi-national oil company to ensure compliance with the Consumer Protection Act.

Education and admissions


  • LL.B., University of KwaZulu-Natal


  • Black Lawyers’ Association

Court admissions

  • South Africa

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