Amore Carstens

Amore Carstens

Associate Designate

Amore Carsten is an Associate Designate in our Corporate & Commercial practice.

Amore assists clients with, ­inter alia, contract law advice, general corporate and commercial advice, corporate governance, including advice on commercial issues, company law and regulatory considerations, negotiating terms of agreement, drafting and reviewing commercial agreements.

Amore works closely with local and international oil companies, national oil companies (NOC’s), oilfield service providers and government regulatory authorities within the upstream petroleum sector.

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Amore joined Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr as a candidate attorney in 2019, and has been promoted to an Associate effective January 2021.

  • Assisting with various due diligence investigations and due diligence reports.
  • Advised on mergers and acquisitions in the listed and unlisted space, including advice on commercial issues, company law and regulatory considerations, negotiating terms of agreement and drafting and reviewing commercial agreements.
  • Advising various oil and gas companies on commercial and regulatory advice as well as compliance with the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, No.28 of 2002 ("MPRDA"), including, but not limited to, advice on TCP applications in terms of section 76 of the MPRDA; the conversion of Technical co-operation permits to Exploration Rights in terms of section 78 of the MPRDA, the conversion of exploration rights to production rights in terms of section 83 of the MPRDA; the renewal of exploration rights in terms of section 81 of the MPRDA; the transfer and assignment of exploration rights in terms of section 11 of the MPRDA; the amendment of exploration rights in terms of section 102 of the MPRDA; contributions to the Upstream Training Trust, acreage rentals and appeals against conflicting minerals rights and petroleum rights, across all aspects of their South African oil and gas operations.
  • Advising on the disposal by NAMCOR of participating interest in the Kudu Gas Field to BW Kudu.
  • Advising Equinor South Africa B.V on the disposal of a majority participating interest share and transfer of operatorship in a right to explore for oil and gas resources in the Republic of South Africa, and terms of the joint operating agreement.
  • Advised Grand Parade Investments in its sale of the Burger King South Africa franchise and a related burger-making plant to private equity firm ECP Africa Fund.

Education

  • LLB (cum laude), the University of the Western Cape.
  • Bachelors of Commerce, in Law, at the University of the Western Cape.