Andrea joined Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr as a Candidate Attorney in 2018 and promoted to an Associate in 2020.

Public Sector: Administrative and Regulatory

  • Assist with the provision of legal opinions in relation to the PFMA, the MFMA and the associated regulatory frameworks (including procurement, delegations of authority and supply chain management issues).
  • Assist with providing legal opinions to municipalities, public and private entities on contractual relationships with service providers.
  • Assist with advising private entities on interactions and relations with government departments and public entities and operating within highly regulated industries (including advice on contractual interpretation).
  • Assist with drafting of administrative appeals under The City of Cape Town Municipal Planning By-law, 2015.
  • Advising private and public sector entities on town planning and the regulatory and statutory approvals related thereto.

Corporate and Commercial

  • Assist in advising various companies in connection with their corporate and commercial related matters, including the establishment of new businesses or joint ventures, corporate structuring and restructuring, corporate actions (including affected transactions), capital raising exercises, establishment and administration of incentive schemes, drafting of general commercial and/or transaction specific agreements, compliance and company secretarial requirements and black economic empowerment ("BEE") transactions.
  • Assist in advising various listed companies on matters impacted by the JSE Listings Requirements and corporate laws, including, but not limited to, matters concerning takeovers, mergers and acquisitions, share listings, share repurchases, rights offers, administration of (including introducing amendments to) employee and management incentive schemes and attending to similar matters.
  • Assist in advising Pioneer Foods Limited in connection with a BEE transaction.
  • Assist in advising Brimstone Investment Company Limited ("Brimstone") in respect of Tiger Brands Limited share purchases.
  • Assist in advising Brimstone, Lion of Africa Holdings Company Proprietary Limited ("LoAH") and Lion of Africa Insurance Company Limited ("LoAI") in respect of an intra group sale of shares.
  • Assist in advising Brimstone and LoAI in respect of a sale, cession, assignment, transfer and make-over of Lion of Africa business name from LoAI and Brimstone to LoAH.
  • Assist in advising Brimstone in respect of a sale of certain properties.
  • Assist in advising Thembekile Maritime Services Proprietary Limited in respect of a corporate restructure.
  • Assist in advising on KLK Landbou Limited takeover by Subtropico Limited.
  • Assist in advising EMG Technologies Proprietary Limited in relation to the establishment of an international corporate structure.
  • Assist in advising Premier Fishing South Africa Proprietary Limited in relation to a BEE restructure transaction.

Insurance / Financial Sector

  • Assist with provision and drafting of legal opinions for financial services sector clients, including statutory and regulatory compliance opinions.
  • Assist with structuring of transactions and actions, including fundamental transactions and corporate actions, inclusive of executing due diligence investigations, drafting of relevant transaction documentation such as sale, transfer, merger and/or regulatory and company secretarial documentation.
  • Assist with structuring of cooperative arrangements between financial service providers and non-regulated partners and amongst themselves, including cell captive insurance and shariah-law compliant arrangements.
  • Assist in the preparation, execution and implementation of industry specific agreements such as binder-, intermediary services- and administration agreements.
  • Assist financial sector clients with the resolution of operational and financial related insurance considerations, including corporate recapitalization requirements.
  • Assist in and prepare relevant documentation for purposes of compliance, exemptions and deviations from primary and secondary insurance legislation.
  • Assist in advising insurers and intermediaries as well as clientele with commercial insurance related requirements, including restructuring of relationships in order to comply with regulation or to de-regularise the relationship structure.
  • Assist Dispute Resolution Department on insurance regulatory matters during litigation process, including the provision of a legal opinion relating thereto.
  • Assist various local and foreign clients in the long-term, short-term, captive and cell captive insurance sector and the banking sector in regard to the aforesaid and otherwise, and whether from a product supply-, marketing-, selling-, servicing, leads referral-, regulatory perspective and so forth, including ABSA Life, Lion of Africa Life Assurance Company Limited, LoAI, Yardrisk, La Coupe (Guernsey), Pam Golding Proprietary Limited and Albaraka Bank Limited.
  • Assist in a due diligence investigation from an insurance regulatory perspective in relation to a sale of shares.

PUBLICATIONS

  • Insuralex Global Insurance Lawyers Group (LinkedIn): "When being ‘captured’ is not a dirty word", C Williams, A Trueman, K Mangqishi (2020)

Education

  • LLB: University of the Western Cape.
  • Year of admission as an attorney: 2020.
  • Application for admission as a Notary Public is pending after having recently passed the notarial practice examination.