André de Lange

André de Lange

Director

André de Lange is a Director in our Corporate and Commercial practice. André specialises in corporate law, corporate governance and mergers and  acquisitions. He also provides general commercial law-related services  and  advice. For a number of years André served on the executive committee of the  Johannesburg Attorneys Association, (holding the office of Vice Chairman and Treasurer) and served as a Councillor of the Cape Law Society. André currently serves on the Audit and Risk Committee of the Law Society of South Africa. He and his family relocated from Johannesburg to Cape Town at the end of 2006.

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André began his career as a Candidate Attorney in 1993 at Hofmeyr van der Merwe Inc. (now Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) in Johannesburg. In 1998 he was appointed as a Director.

  • Involved in a number of prominent merger and take-over transactions, including transactions effected by schemes of arrangement, and hostile take-overs.
  • Involved in a number of listings of companies on the JSE and the alternative exchange of the JSE.
  • Advising a number of large listed company groups in complying with the new Companies Act and King IV.
  • Advised Remgro in their facilitation of Mediclinic's acquisitions of interests in Spire and Al Noor in the United Kingdom.
  • Advising Remgro in the issue of exchangeable bonds listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.
  • Advised Remgro in their R9billion rights issue.
  • Advising Capevin in the simplification of the Distell multitier ownership structure.
  • Providing private hospital regulatory advice to Mediclinic, including representing Mediclinic in the Competition Commission's Healthcare Market Inquiry and in their submissions in respect of the proposed National Health Insurance.
  • IFLR1000, 2020 edition André received the following recognition: “He provided a very high level of output. He has excellent turnaround times and is excellent at proposing solutions.” “He is experienced, knowledgeable, calm and precise.”

Education

  • BA LLB LLM (Corporate Law), University of Johannesburg
  • Year of admission as an attorney: 1995
  • Enrolled with the Legal Practice Council