Clara joined Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr as a Candidate Attorney in 2016. Clara was appointed as an Associate in our Corporate and Commercial practice in 2018.

  • Drafting and reviewing commercial agreements
  • Mergers and acquisitions in the unlisted and listed space
  • Providing commercial and regulatory advice
  • Advising on corporate tax and exchange control issues
  • Advising on employee share incentive schemes for both unlisted and listed companies  
  • Advising on commercial transactions, corporate restructures, intra-group reorganisations and other corporate actions
  • Preparing legal opinions including tax opinions
  • Advising on company law and company secretarial aspects including drafting resolutions, constitutional documents and shareholders' agreements
  • Conducting due diligence investigations.
  • Acting for private equity and venture capital funds
  • Advising various JSE-listed companies, primarily REITs, from a commercial and tax perspective in respect of share incentive schemes, capital raises, fundamental transactions and other corporate transactions
  • Applications to the South African Reserve Bank for the approval of cross-border transactions, foreign loans and employee incentive schemes
  • Advising on various funding transactions, including loan facilities, preference share funding transactions and project finance in the renewable energy space
  • Advising various companies operating in the technology sector, particularly in respect of matters relating to cross-border structuring
  • Advising non-profit companies and public benefit organisations

Education

  • BA Humanities, University of Stellenbosch (cum laude)
  • BA Honours Psychology, University of Stellenbosch (cum laude)
  • LLB, University of Stellenbosch
  • PG Dip Tax Law, University of Cape Town
  • Year of admission: 2018