Dane joined Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr as a candidate attorney in 2016. Dane was appointed Senior Associate in 2021 and was promoted to Director in 2022.

  • Advising 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 on various corporate actions including capital raises, share buy-backs, corporate restructuring, portfolio restructuring and rights offers.
  • Advising on various listings on the JSE, primarily in the property sector, including drafting and reviewing circulars, pre-listing statements and prospectuses.
  • Advising on capital raising primarily in the equity capital markets, including initial public offerings, secondary offerings, rights offers.
  • Advising clients in the listed space with reference to the JSE Listings Requirements and Financial Markets Act in respect of dealings, related party transactions, categorizable transactions, insider trading and dissemination of price sensitive information.
  • Drafting share incentive schemes of South African and foreign companies compliant with the JSE Listings Requirements, the Companies Act, the National Credit Act and the Income Tax Act (where applicable).
  • Forming part of multi-national legal teams on cross-border transactions, working with investment banks, financial institutions, bookrunners and JSE sponsors.
  • Advised Distell Group Limited on the restructuring of its multi-tiered ownership structure, and the listing of new Distell on the JSE.
  • Advised on Workforce Holdings Limited acquisition of the Dyna Group.
  • Advised on merger of NEPI and Rockcastle Global Real Estate Company Limited into NEPI Rockcastle, and the listing of NEPI Rockcastle shares on the JSE.
  • Advised on the acquisition of Prescient Holdings Proprietary Limited by Stellar Capital Partners Limited.
  • Advised on listing of Libstar Holdings Limited shares on the JSE.


  • BSocSci, University of Cape Town
  • LLB, University of Cape Town
  • LLM, University of Cape Town
  • Admitted: 2018
  • Enrolled with the Legal Practice Council