Head: Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions: Africa and Asia
Deepa Vallabh is a Director in our Corporate and Commercial practice and is Head: Cross-Border M&A: Africa & Asia. Deepa specialises in a number of legal areas, including mergers and acquisitions (both domestic and cross-border), corporate reorganisations and restructurings with a particular focus on cross-border M&A into Africa.
Deepa began her career at Werksmans Attorneys. In 2003 she was appointed by Clover Industries Ltd as the Head of Legal. In 2005 Deepa became a Partner at Webber Wentzel where she practised until 2015. During her time at Webber Wentzel, she was a member of the firm's management board and also served on various other management committees. She subsequently joined Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr as a Director in 2015. Deepa is a non-executive director on the board of JCDecaux SA (Pty) Ltd and a director of CCP 12J Fund Limited.
Deepa regularly advises clients on the Companies Act, No 71 of 2008, the Mining Charter and Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, No 28 of 2002, as well as the Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment Act, No 53 of 2003. Her expertise also extends to competition law, structured finance, securitisations, derivatives, bond exchange and other general finance related matters. She has been involved in various transactions related to the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
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