Gopolang joined Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr as a Candidate Attorney in 2017 during which time he gained exposure in the following practices: Dispute Resolution, Employment and Corporate & Commercial. In 2019, Gopolang was appointed as an Associate in the Corporate and Commercial practice.

  • Drafting, reviewing and commenting on inter alia, memoranda of incorporation, company secretarial documents, circulars, a range of general commercial agreements including confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, shareholders agreements, subscription agreements, security documents, various sale agreements.
  • Advising on company law and general corporate and commercial matters;
  • Researching and drafting opinions on various aspects of commercial law including the Companies Act;
  • Drafting all resolutions and general implementation documents for the implementation of commercial transactions;
  • Assisting with general company secretarial work pertaining to the registration of companies and their on-going corporate governance;
  • General experience gained in dispute resolution and employment law, including drafting of court papers and various court processes;
  • Conducting and forming part of teams conducting due diligence investigations;
  • Assisted in advising Atlatsa Resources Corporation, a mining company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the JSE, in respect of its disposal of the Kwanda North and Central Block prospecting rights to Anglo American Platinum and the debt restructuring of Atlatsa. Deal value: ZAR4.5 billion.
  • Assisted in advising EOH Holdings Limited, a JSE-listed technology company, in respect of a BEE transaction, coupled with a ZAR1 billion equity capital raising. Deal value: ZAR1 billion.
  • Assisted in advising Italtile Limited, a ceramics company listed on the JSE, in relation to a BEE transaction with Yard Investment Holdings involving the acquisition of 2% of Italtile.  Deal value: ZAR312 million.
  • Assisted in advising Lebashe, a black-owned investment vehicle, on its acquisition of media, broadcasting and content businesses in South Africa, Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria from Tiso Blackstar Group SE. The media businesses acquired include, amongst others, large print titles such as the Sunday Times, the Business Day and the Sowetan. Deal value: ZAR1.05 billion

Education

  • LLB, University of the Free State
  • Admission as an attorney: 2019
  • Enrolled with the Legal Practice Council