Joshua joined Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr as a Candidate Attorney in 2019. He was appointed as an Associate Designate in 2021.

M&A and other Transactional Work

  • Advised Retailability on its acquisition of the Edgars business from Edcon.
  • Advised Equites on its acquisition from and lease-back to Shoprite of major distribution centres.
  • Advised Mazor on the public to private general offer transaction in terms of which Mazor was delisted from the JSE.
  • Advised Atlantic Leaf Properties Limited (a JSE inwardly listed property fund, domiciled in Jersey and tax resident in the UK) on public to private transaction by Apollo European Principal Finance Funds and delisting of ALP Limited from JSE.
  • Advised Texton Property Fund on an internal restructure and the disposal of certain commercial properties.
  • Acted for Transformational Investment Portfolio One, a majority black owned and controlled firm, in relation to its listing on the ZARX.
  • Advised various entities within the Old Mutual Group of Companies on several transactions, including investments in energy projects and share acquisitions.
  • Advised on the internal restructure of the Precision Aviation group and the acquisition by Leonardo Helicopters of the group.

General

  • Advising foreign and South African clients on transactions in the listed and unlisted space, including advice on commercial issues, company law and regulatory considerations, negotiating terms of agreement and drafting and reviewing commercial agreements.
  • Advising on various corporate actions including share buy-backs, corporate restructuring, portfolio restructuring and rights offers.
  • Drafting Redefine's malus and clawback policy in respect of its share incentive scheme, compliant with the JSE Listings Requirements, the Companies Act, the National Credit Act and the Income Tax Act.
  • Undertaking extensive legal research and drafting various legal opinions regarding contractual and regulatory issues.
  • Providing advice to listed clients regarding the regulatory and legislative framework governing dealings, related party transactions, categorizable transactions, insider trading, market manipulation and the dissemination of price sensitive information.
  • Reviewing relevant contracts and other legal obligations as part of various legal due diligence investigations.

Education

  • Registered Legal Practice Council
  • LLB, BAcc, Stellenbosch University