She began her legal career as a Candidate Attorney at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr in 2014 and was appointed as an Associate in 2016. Elnalene was promoted to Senior Associate in 2019.

  • Experience with mergers and acquisitions, legal due diligence investigations, downstream private equity transactions, joint ventures and corporate restructures, drafting share sale agreements, sale of business agreements, shareholders agreements, MOIs, option agreements, funding and security agreements, confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements and company secretarial documents.
  • Experience in the commercial real estate, food and hospitality, retail, media, private equity, non-profit and renewable energy sectors.
  • Member of the team advising the Tower Property Fund Limited on a number of acquisitions.
  • Member of the team advising Distell in respect of the acquisition of Best Global Brands.
  • Member of the team advising Fruit and Veg City on the acquisition of the Glen Aire Butcheries.
  • Member of the team advising the Dentsu Aegis Network on the acquisition of media businesses in South Africa, Uganda and Tanzania.
  • Member of the team advising ABAX Investments Proprietary Limited in respect of the investment by Affiliated Managers Group, Inc., a Delaware corporation.
  • Member of the team advising OneLogix in respect of a number of acquisitions and internal restructures.


  • BA Law, University of Stellenbosch
  • LLB, University of Stellenbosch
  • LLM (Intellectual Property Law), University of Stellenbosch
  • Year of admission as an attorney: 2016
  • Year of admission as notary public and conveyancer: 2017
  • Enrolled with the Legal Practice Council