Mbali Thabane

Mbali Thabane

Associate, Johannesburg

Email mbali.thabane@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +27 11 775 6342

Fax +27 11 286 6901

LanguagesEnglish, Zulu

Practice groupCorporate

Mbali Thabane focuses on corporate law with emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, group restructurings, black economic empowerment, and corporate governance.

Education and admissions

Education

LL.B., University of Pretoria, 2015

Court admissions

South Africa

Representative experience

Advising a local mining client on its acquisition of a series of mining companies from various multinational sellers with an aggregate transaction value of ZAR250m.

Advising a local logistics and freight forwarding company in respect of a prospective black economic empowerment deal with a transaction value of ZAR1.7bn.

Advised a local JSE-listed retail company regarding a share buyback with a transaction value of ZAR295m together with a preference share redemption valued at ZAR165m.

Advised a France-based multinational hospitality client on the disposal of an equity interest in four hotels in SA to a local purchaser, valued at ZAR20m.

Advised a United Kingdom-based multinational client in the construction and engineering industry regarding compliance with local B-BBEE ownership requirements.

Advised a local client in the agriculture industry in respect of the sale by it of certain assets and the transfer of certain of its employees to a local purchaser.

Advised a Denmark-based multinational construction and engineering client on the internal restructure of its South African operations, with a transaction value of ZAR49m.

Conducted a due diligence investigation for a Spain-based multinational hospitality client for its prospective purchase of an equity interest in a local tourism company.

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