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Carl Stein


Carl Stein
English, Afrikaans
Practice Group

Drawing on over 30 years’ experience, Carl Stein is recognised as one of South Africa’s leading corporate lawyers. His practice is primarily focused on advising large private and public corporate entities on M&A, securities and stock exchange transactions, as well as corporate and structured finance, and the drafting and negotiation of complex commercial agreements. 

Clients he has advised include SABMiller, Kansai Paints, Nampak, Amcor Packaging, CFR Pharmaceuticals, Nando's, SBC Communications, Value Group and Taung Gold. He is also a non-executive director of various listed companies and the chairman of Value Group Limited.

Carl has authored one of the definitive text books on South Africa's new Companies Act, The New Companies Act Unlocked, published in 2011. In addition, he regularly writes articles for various publications and presents at seminars on corporate law topics. 

"Sources describe Carl Stein as ‘a very impressive lawyer’ who has a ‘sound commercial head on his shoulders’."

Chambers Global

Representative experience

Acted as lead corporate counsel for Telkom SA Ltd when it listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

Education and admissions


  • B.Com., University of the Witwatersrand
  • LL.B., University of the Witwatersrand
  • HDip Tax Law, University of the Witwatersrand


  • International Bar Association
  • International Fiscal Association
  • South African Fiscal Association

Court admissions

  • South Africa


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