Batool joined Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr as a Candidate Attorney in January 2015. She was appointed as an Associate in 2017. In 2020 Batool was promoted to Senior Associate.

General experience

  • General experience gained in dispute resolution and employment law, including drafting of court papers and various court processes.
  • Drafting and reviewing of constitutional documents, various commercial agreements and company secretarial documents.
  • Due diligence investigations.
  • Advising on various aspects of the Companies Act and drafting of legal opinions.

2018

  • Part of team which advised Vodacom Group Limited and YeboYethu (RF) Limited ("YeboYethu") in a R17.5 billion BEE deal, being the biggest BEE deal in the ICT sector to date. The deal has delivered best returns to shareholders of any listed BEE deal and results in YeboYethu being the largest BEE vehicle on the BEE segment of the JSE by market capitalisation following the deal.

2017

  • Advising ADvTECH Group Limited on its acquisition of the University of Africa.

2016

  • Part of team that conducted a due diligence investigation into the business and affairs of Neotel for Liquid Telecommunications regarding its acquisition of Neotel with an estimated value of R6.55 billion.

Education

  • BA (Psychology)
  • LLB (Wits University)
  • Year of admission: 2017