Charl's post qualification experience includes the acquisition of knowledge and expertise in dealing with various client matters in different sectors, including, Mergers and Acquisitions, The Companies Act, Private Equity, Insurance Law, Administrative and Public Law, Corporate Investigations, Black Economic Empowerment and Regulatory.

Charl joined Hofmeyr (now Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) as a Candidate Attorney in 1998. He was appointed as an Associate in 1999, and became a Director in 2005.

  • Advised Brimstone Investment Corporation in regard to its black economic empowerment transactions with Nedbank and Old Mutual Group plc.
  • Advised the then listed Spearhead Property Group in relation to its ‘takeover’ by Redefine Income Fund.
  • Advised Medi-Clinic Corporation in regard to its broad-based black economic empowerment initiative.
  • Advised Medi-Clinic Corporation subsidiaries in regard to the establishment of Medi-Clinic Properties.
  • Advised on the establishment of Lion of Africa Life Assurance Company Limited (long-term insurance) and Lion of Africa Insurance Company Limited (short-term insurance) and on-going provision of insurance law related services to both entities.
  • Advised a minority shareholder to successfully obtain the first court order in the Republic of South Africa to declare a transaction invalid in terms of section 75 of the Companies Act, 2008
  • Advised Kerridge Commercial Systems Limited (UK) on its acquisition of IQ Retail Proprietary Limited.
  • Advised Brimstone Investment Corporation Limited on its buy-out of Kagiso Strategic Investments' stake in Sea Harvest Holdings Proprietary Limited.
  • Advised Brimstone Investment Corporation Limited and Sea Harvest Holdings Proprietary Limited in connection with Sea Harvest Group's acquisition of a controlling interest in Mareterram Limited, a company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange.
  • Assisted Brimstone Investment Corporation Limited on the listing of Sea Harvest Corporation Limited.


  • BA (Law), LLB, University of the Western Cape
  • LLM (Company and Tax Law), University of Cape Town
  • Year of admission as an attorney: 1999
  • Registered with the Legal Practice Council