Johan began his career as a Candidate Attorney in 2005 and was appointed as an Associate in 2006. He joined Hofmeyr (now Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) in 2008 as an Associate, was promoted to Senior Associate in 2009 and became a Director in 2011.
Acted as South African counsel to Libstar Holdings in its 2018 JSE listing, and its initial public offering of shares in South Africa, certain jurisdictions outside South Africa in reliance on Regulation S under the United States Securities Act of 1933 (the "Securities Act"), and in the United States pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act.
Acted as South African counsel to Vivo Energy in its 2018 JSE secondary listing and initial public offering in South Africa.
Acted as South African legal advisor to New Europe Property Investments plc (NEPI) in relation to the merger of NEPI and Rockcastle Global Real Estate Company Limited into a new entity, and the listing of such new entity on the JSE (deal value R90 billion).
Acted as issuer counsel to Sea Harvest in its 2017 initial public offering and JSE listing.
Advised JSE listed Stellar Capital on its –
2017 strategic equity investment in Prescient Holdings, a wholly-owned subsidiary of JSE Prescient Limited, through an equity subscription by Stellar Capital for shares in Prescient Holdings, a distribution to Prescient’s shareholders; and a scheme of arrangement.
2016 takeover and subsequent delisting of JSE listed AMECOR.
2016 acquisition of a further stake in Torre, and a mandatory offer extended by Stellar to Torre shareholders pursuant to such acquisition.
Advised JSE listed Torre Industries on the two-phased disposal of its Africa group to Phatisa during 2016 / 2017.
Advised JSE listed Dipula Income Fund on the internalisation of its asset management function.
Advised JSE listed Fortress Income Fund on its 2016 takeover and subsequent delisting of Lodestone Properties Limited.
Advised JSE listed Redefine International on its 2016 takeover and subsequent delisting of Pivotal Income Fund Limited.
Advised Redefine International on its accelerated bookbuild offering during February 2016.
Advised Mediclinic International on its combination with Al Noor Hospitals plc by way of a reverse takeover of Mediclinic International, and the subsequent primary listing of the enlarged group on the London Stock Exchange, and by way of a secondary listing on the JSE.
Acted as co-lead advisor on the initial public offering and listing by Sygnia Limited of its shares on the JSE during 2015.
Advised Stor-Age Property REIT Limited on its initial public offering and subsequent JSE listing during 2015.
Advised Arrowhead Properties Limited, Ascension Properties Limited, Dipula Income Fund Limited and Rebosis Property Fund Limited on the conversion of their respective linked unit capital structures to ordinary share structures by way of scheme of arrangement during 2015.
Advised Lodestone Properties Limited on its initial public offering and listing of its shares on the JSE during 2015.
Advised Mediclinic International on its 2012 and 2015 rights offers.
Acted as lead advisor on the proposed restructure of the HomeChoice group, and its subsequent listing on the JSE, during December 2014.
Advised Pivotal Fund Limited on the initial public offering and listing by of its shares on the JSE during December 2014.
Advised on the establishment of Equites Property Fund Limited through the merger of three primary property portfolios, and the initial public offering and listing by Equites Property Fund Limited of its shares on the JSE during June 2014.
Acted as lead advisor on the initial public offering and listing by Ascendis Health Limited of its shares on the JSE during December 2013.
Acted as co-lead advisor on the proposed reverse listing of Prescient Limited through the acquisition by PBT Group Limited of Prescient Holdings (Pty) Limited and Prescient Capital (Pty) Limited, and the subsequent reverse listing of these entities into PBT Group Limited, during June 2012.
Advised on the initial public offering and listing by Ascension Properties Limited of its linked units on the JSE during May 2012.
Advised Synergy Income Fund Limited on its initial public offering and subsequent listing of its linked units on the JSE.
Advised Vividend Income Fund Limited in its initial public offering and subsequent listing of its linked units on the JSE.
Acted as co-lead advisor to Holdsport Limited (issuer) and Ethos Private Equity and management (selling shareholders) in respect of the South African and international placement of shares of Holdsport and the subsequent listing of its entire issued share capital on the JSE in July 2011.
Member of the team that advised Vodacom in its broad based black economic empowerment transaction and offer to the black public.
Member of the team that advised Remgro in the distribution of its interest in British American Tobacco plc. to its shareholders, as well as related transactions.
IFLR1000 2020 ranked Johan as highly regarded leading lawyer in Capital markets: Equity, M&A. IFLR1000 2018 and 2019 lists Johan as a "rising star" in Capital markets: Equity, M&A.
The Legal 500 EMEA 2020 recommended Johan for corporate, commercial and M&A.