Andrew joined Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr as Candidate Attorney in 2015. He was appointed as an Associate January 2017.

Acted as issuer's counsel to Libstar Holdings Ltd in respect of its South African and international placement of shares and subsequent listing of its issued shares on the JSE in May 2018.

  • Acted for Metier Capital Growth Fund II and Lereko Metier Capital Growth Fund I in relation to a scheme of arrangement in respect of then JSE listed company Master Plastics Ltd in 2018/2019.
  • Acted for Séché Environnement S.A. and Séché South Africa (Pty) Ltd in relation to a scheme of arrangement in respect of then JSE listed company Interwaste Holdings Ltd in 2018/2019.
  • Acted for Old Mutual Private Equity in relation to the acquisition of an interest in the Medhold Group in 2018.
  • Acted for Evolution Fund I in a secondary transaction involving the disposal of its equity investments in 5 portfolio companies participating in round 1 of the South African IPP Programme, through a competitive bid process in 2016/2017.
  • Acted for various sponsors, developers and project companies under the South African IPP Programme, including the following –
  • 2016 – 2018: Advised Old Mutual Life Assurance Company (South Africa) Ltd in relation to the acquisition of a portfolio of 6 solar photovoltaic projects purchased from SunEdison and in the projects subsequent achievement of financial close under round 4 of the IPP Programme.
  • 2016 – 2018: Advised African Clean Energy Developments, AFPOC Ltd and African Infrastructure Investment Managers (Pty) Ltd in relation to, inter alia, the disposal of their equity investments in Soetwater Wind Farm (Pty) Ltd, Great Karoo Wind Farm (Pty) Ltd, Karuso Wind Farm (Pty) Ltd, Nxuba Wind Farm (Pty) Ltd.
  • Acted for Rand Merchant Bank and various of its subsidiaries in relation to recent disposal of their equity interests in numerous property owning companies.
  • Assisted with multinational due diligence investigations into the development and construction of renewable energy plants ultimately owned by Genser Energy (Ghana) for the purpose of refinancing Genser's existing debt facilities by the Botswana Development Corporation;
  • Assisted with due diligence investigation and negotiation and drafting of transaction documentation for the purposes of Old Mutual Life Assurance Company (South Africa) Ltd's restructuring of its alternative investments portfolio across multiple African jurisdictions and involving numerous infrastructural projects and developments;
  • Conducted multiple due diligence investigations into and facilitated the implementation of transactions relating to the disposal of equity in numerous projects across various rounds of the South African Department of Energy's Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP);
  • Regularly manages and conducts legal due diligence investigations from the setting-up of data rooms, investigations and analysis to the preparation of final due diligence reports;
  • Regularly assists in all stages of transactional work from negotiation of transaction documents to the facilitation of the closing and implementation procedures; and
  • Regularly assists with company secretarial work, including the formation of private companies, drafting of resolutions and advising generally on constitutional documents as well as managing trust registration and administration.

Education

  • BA, University of Cape Town (UCT)
  • LLB, University of Cape Town (UCT)
  • Year of admission as an attorney: 2017
  • Enrolled with the Legal Practice Council