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Disposal of equity
Wilderness Safaris Holdings Limited – Dual listing in RSA and Botswana
Disposal of business
Advising and representing a major pension fund in connection with various complaints made to the Pension Funds Adjudicator.
Advising a client with regards to outsourcing of services, the application of the Labour Relations Act to the transaction, and employment issues that arose therefrom. June 2014
Reviewing arbitration award in the Labour Court for an employer in respect of an employee who was dismissed for being absent without leave to attend a training to become a sangoma. June 2014
Representing an employer before the CCMA in respect of a dispute relating to whether a person is an employee or an independent contractor. June 2014
Turkcell’s $4.2 billion lawsuit against MTN
High profile Sunday Times case with regards to the Ministry of Health
Corporatisation of traditional community
Advising and representing the Multi-Linked Umbrella Pension and Provident Funds. July 2011
Pacific Road Capital and Resource Capital invest US$100 million in Firestone Diamonds May 2014
Assmang’s conditional subscription for a 19.9% interest in IronRidge April 2014
Investec Bank Limited has provided a ZAR350 million debt term loan facility January 2014
Advising contractors on issues relating to labour unrest at the Medupi power station December 2013
Enforcing restraint of trade agreement in the Labour Court. December 2013
Advising a number of funds and individuals in connection with various issues December 2013
Enforcing restraint of trade agreement in the High Court December 2013
ZAR9 billion restructuring of a local group of companies
Keeley Granite (Pty) Ltd completes disposal of issued share capital
Weatherly International PLC secures US$91 million loan to fund development of Tschudi copper mine in Namibia as owned by its subsidiary Ongopolo Mining Limited October 2013
Investec Bank Limited has provided a term loan facility October 2013
Insolvency of First Strut Group of Companies - the biggest corporate insolvency in South African history
Insolvency of First Strut Group of Companies - the biggest corporate insolvency in South African history -including Cosira, a subcontractor on the crucial Medupi and Kusile Power Stations
IPP Peaking Power Generation Projects – The financing of the 1,005MW greenfield open cycle gas turbine facilities in KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape. July 2013
Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme – The financing of the 10 MW Hydro Power Generation Facility in Kakamas, Northern Cape June 2013
Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme – The financing of the 50 MW CSP Power Generation Facility in Bokpoort, Northern Cape June 2013
Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme – The financing of the 94 MW West Coast One Wind Power Generation Facility in Western Cape. June 2013
Cupric Canyon Capital LLC completes arrangement with Hana Mining February 2013
Witsgold acquires South African mining company, Southgold Explorations, out of business rescue for ZAR407 million
Majoli Enterprises (Pty) Ltd completes joint venture transaction
Lafarge South African Holdings (Pty) Ltd completed restructure and disposal of shares
Assisted in the due diligence of mining assets located in Botswana August 2012
Acting for AngloGold Ashanti Limited during the company-wide strike action. July 2012
Great Basin Gold closes public offering of units for gross proceeds of $57.5 million April 2012
Fasken Martineau advises Vale S.A regarding the impact of Zimbabwe’s indigenisation and economic empowerment legislation April 2012
Advised and represented on South African state-owned electricity utility Eskom Holdings' US$1.75 billion international bond offer February 2012
Advised and represented Chevron International Pte Ltd in connection with the sale of its downstream assets in seven sub-Saharan Africa and Indian Ocean Island countries February 2012
Represented with Receiver of Wextrust Capital LLP, an American company, in recovering US$40 million which was wrongfully misappropriated in a massive ponzi scheme involving entities from the US, South Africa and Namibia February 2012
Advised Eskom Holdings Limited, South Africa's national, vertically integrated electricity utility, on regulatory and compliance work February 2012
Prepared the requisite documentation on behalf of Anglo Pacific Group Plc in relation to the royalty agreement it entered into with London Mining and its wholly-owned subsidiary, London Mining Greenland A/S, a transaction valued at approximately US$30m February 2012
Counsel to SMA Solar Technology AG on social sustainability January 2012
Fasken Martineau advises International Finance Corporation January 2012
AIM listed Fluormin Plc acquires the share capital of JSE listed Sallies Limited
AIM listed Fluormin plc acquires the share capital of JSE listed Sallies Limited December 2011
Advised a major shareholder of MTN Limited on issues arising out of the Securities Regulation Panel Code on Takeovers and Mergers in the proposed merger between Bharti Airtel and MTN Limited which had an estimated value of US$23 Billion January 2011
Fasken Martineau advises joint venture shareholders on renewable energy projects November 2011
Advised on and drafted corporate governance policies for cement company preparing for IPO November 2011
Fluormin Plc acquires Sallies Limited October 2011
Advised, represented and conducted due diligence on behalf of a UK company and its wholly owned subsidiary in relation to the acquisition by the wholly owned subsidiary of the entire issued share capital of a South African company September 2011
Prepared the requisite documentation on behalf of UK investment firm Yorkville Advisors LLC in relation to the standby equity distribution agreement in entered into with SacOil Holdings Limited, a transaction valued at approximately US$25 million September 2011
Advised and represented Ellis Park World of Sport (Pty) Ltd, a well known stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa September 2011
Advised Bradken, an Australian leading global supplier of differentiated consumable and capital products to international markets, in establishing a presence in South Africa as well as assisting it with its licensing, BEE structuring and BEE scoring September 2011
Advised and represented the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia in South Africa September 2011
Vale S.A. enters into joint venture in respect of the Konkola North copper project, Zambia September 2011
Fluormin plc disposes of its Tunisian assets and admits to trading on AIM August 2011
Lead attorney in the matter of AUSA obo Barnes v South African Airways, which has defined the law in relation to second generation outsourcing transactions. July 2011
Corporatisation of the affairs of Bakwena Ba Mogopa traditional community June 2011
Acquisition by Bakwena ba Mogopa traditional community of 26% of the Xstrata Rhovan (now Glencore Xstrata Rhovan) business June 2011
Vale makes US$1.1 billion cash offer for Metorex April 2011
Great Basin Gold closes $86 million bought deal offering of common shares February 2011
Loncor closes $20 million private placement financing February 2011
Uranium One enters into option agreement to acquire Mantra Resources from ARMZ, valuing Mantra at A$1.2 billion December 2010
Advised a multinational petroleum company in relation to the disposal of its downstream assets in Tanzania, Namibia, Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe and Botswana October 2010
MTN Limited enters into a Pre-Paid Forward and Swap transaction with a major local bank September 2010
HAWKS arrest Sunday Times journalist August 2010
Chinese telecommunications company bids to supply a leading mobile network operator with equipment August 2010
Vanchem Vanadium Products (Pty) Ltd acquires a South African BEE controlled mining company July 2010
Platmin completes US$385 million equity and debenture offering May 2010
The constitutionality of amendments to the Road Accident Fund Act 19 of 2005 March 2010
Petra Diamonds placing raises US$120 million January 2010
AngloGold Ashanti acquires 50% interest in Moto Goldmines for US$248 million October 2009
Firebird Global Master Income Fund completes takeover bid of Sallies Limited and increases interest to 74% October 2009
MTN Limited’s shareholder advised on the Securities Regulation Panel Code – Takeovers and Mergers August 2009
Bridge financing and long term financing of Neotel (Proprietary) Limited July 2009
Platmin closes $69 million private placement May 2009
First Quantum Minerals completes $345 million overnight marketed public offering April 2009
Teal completes plan of arrangement with ARM and Vale March 2009
Great Basin Gold completes $149.5 million equity financing March 2009
Advised the International Finance Corporation in connection with proposals and structuring advice for the establishment of a state owned vehicle by the Government of Mongolia to hold government interests in strategic mining deposits in Mongolia January 2009
Advised the Duferco Group, a Swiss steel and trading group, on all aspects of its acquisition of the vanadium business of Highveld Steel and Vanadium Corporation in South Africa from Evraz January 2009
Banro closes US$21 million financing September 2008
Orezone Essakane debt facility increased and approved at US$330 million August 2008
TEAL finalises US$85 million loan facility agreement July 2008
Moydow Mines and Gondwana sell Port Loko bauxite interests for cash and deferred consideration July 2008
Standard Bank of South Africa provides bridge loan financing facility for Platmin's Pilanesberg Platinum Mines project May 2008
European Goldfields finalises joint venture with Ariana Resources April 2008
BRC Diamond completes combination with Diamond Core and starts trading on the TSX and JSE February 2008
Platmin completes $80.75 million offering of common shares December 2007
International Investment bank advised on the acquisition the issued share capital of the JSE listed gambling and hospitality companies November 2007
Multinational logistics and transportation company disposes of US$40 million November 2007
TEAL announces joint venture with EVI Mining in Namibia October 2007
Semafo concludes Mana gold project mining convention in Burkina Faso October 2007
Mwana Africa announces completion of takeover bid for SouthernEra Diamonds September 2007
Financing of Seacom Ltd July 2007
Wesizwe Platinum acquires Africa Wide Mineral for CDN$103 million April 2007
Great Basin Gold completes C$149.5 million financing April 2007
First Uranium completes C$203 million initial public offering December 2006
Platmin completes $52.3 million initial public offering and dual listing August 2006
TEAL Exploration & Mining acquires furnace with capacity to produce 5,000 tonnes of copper per annum in the DRC July 2006
The landmark Constitutional Court decision of Cosatu and Another v Rustenburg Platinum Mines Limited and Others July 2006
Banro Corporation completes $56 million offering May 2006
Eastern Platinum completes $150 million private placement March 2006
TEAL Exploration & Mining completes $42.5 million initial public offering November 2005
Advised the International Finance Corporation and the Government of Mozambique in connection with the US$123 million tender of an exploration concession for the Moatize coal project in Mozambique January 2004
Counsel to Union Carbide Southern Africa in relation to prospecting rights January 2002
Suspension of the General Secretary of Cosatu June 2014
Offer by Wits Gold to acquire the Burnstone gold mine in South Africa from Southgold Exploration (Pty) Ltd.
Wesizwe acquires 26% of the Western Bushveld Joint Venture April 2010
Counsel to Union Carbide Southern Africa in relation to tailings dumps
Counsel to Trans African Concessions on environmental legislation
Represented South African National Roads Agency Limited with respect to construction of the Wild Coast Toll Road
Advised South African National Roads Agency Limited on environmental impact of construction
Royal Bafokeng Resources acquires majority of the Bafokeng Rasimone Platinum Mine Joint Venture December 2009
Royal Bafokeng Platinum raises R2.98 billion IPO November 2010
Negotiation of a Lease Agreement in respect of the Anglo Platinum Limited Mogalakwena Mine, Limpopo Province, South Africa
Bakwena Ba Mogopa community concludes a black economic-empowerment (BEE) transaction with Xstrata Alloys (now known as Glencore) February 2011
Prosthesis manufacturer recalls hip replacement products
Counsel on matter of iron ore prospecting rights
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