Fatima began her career in 2006 as a Candidate Attorney with a specialist conveyancing firm. She joined Hofmeyr Herbstein and Gihwala (now Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) as an Associate in 2007. Fatima was promoted to Director in 2015.

  • Involved and instrumental in the opening of the Sectional Title Register and attending to the transfers in the Milpark Mews scheme of over three hundred units.
  • Assisted and involved in the establishment of approximately 65 new townships which includes more than 31,000 erven. New townships includes all of the townships created in the multi-billion rand Waterfall mixed use development in Midrand.
  • Involved in the registration of residential mortgage bonds for institutions such as RCS Home Loans, Integer Home Loans and SA Homeloans.
  • Involved in both commercial and residential property transfers.
  • Extensively deals with drafting and registration of servitudes for the opening of new townships.
  • Drafting and registration of servitudes for institutions such as Rand Water Board and Eskom.
  • Drafting agreements relevant to property transactions, including, sale of land agreements, sale of letting enterprise agreements, option and sale agreements in respect of agricultural land, lease agreements, long term lease agreements and tender documents.
  • Property related due diligence investigations.
  • Drafting and registration of general and special notarial bonds in various acquisition finance and project finance transactions.
  • Advising Momentous Energy on the securing of land tenure and associated real rights for a solar photovoltaic power plant. Mandate included the drafting, negotiation and bringing to execution of all land tenure and real right documents pursuant to the IPP Procurement Programme. The project achieved Financial Close under Round One of the IPP Procurement Programme.
  • Assisted in advising ABSA and Nedbank on the securitisation and registration of securities for the construction and operation of the Dorper Wind Farm pursuant to the IPP Procurement development Programme. The project achieved Financial Close under Round One of the IPP Procurement Programme.
  • Advising Renewable Energy Investments SA (Pty) Ltd and the lenders on the securitisation and registration of securities for the development, financing, construction and operation of a solar photovoltaic power plant located in Kathu, Northern Cape, pursuant to the IPP Procurement Programme. The project achieved Financial Close under Round One of the IPP Procurement Programme.
  • Advising Enel Green Power Solar on the securing of land tenure and associated real rights for a solar photovoltaic power facility in Upington, South Africa. Mandate included the drafting, negotiation and bringing to execution of all land tenure and real right documents pursuant to the IPP Procurement Programme.
  • Advising MedEnergy on the securing of land tenure and associated real rights for two 150MW solar (PV) power plants pursuant to the Department of Energy's renewable energy IPP Procurement Programme.
  • Advising a consortium on the securing of land tenure and associated real rights for a hydro power plant pursuant to the Department of Energy's renewable energy IPP Procurement Programme.
  • Advising EDP Renováveis S.A. on the acquisition, land tenure and associated real rights for a wind farm and solar power farm to be developed, constructed and operated in accordance with Round Three of the IPP Procurement Programme.
  • Advising SkyPower Global on the acquisition, land tenure and associated real rights for 4 photovoltaic solar power project to be developed, constructed and operated in accordance with Round Three of the IPP Procurement Programme.
  • Advising Piosol (Pty) Ltd on the securing of land tenure and associated real rights for the Vangpan Photovoltaic Solar Project pursuant to Round Three of the IPP Procurement development Programme.
  • Extensively involved in all property related matters for both lender and sponsor mandates pursuant to the IPP Procurement Programme.

Education

  • LLB, University of Johannesburg
  • Practical Legal Training , Law Society of South Africa – Milpark School
  • Year of admission as an attorney, notary and conveyancer: 2007
  • Enrolled with the Legal Practice Council