Justine  Krige

Justine Krige

Director

Justine Krige is a Director in our Corporate and Commercial practice. Her experience includes mergers and acquisitions, due diligences, the formation, structuring and restructuring of business entities and general corporate and commercial law, including consumer law, with a focus on the hospitality and leisure, and tourism sectors.

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Justine began her career in 2009 as a Candidate Attorney at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr. She was appointed as an Associate in 2011.

Justine was appointed as a Director in 2017.

  • Advising on and drafting of agreements for various commercial transactions including sale of share agreements, sale of business agreements, lease agreements, profit-sharing agreements, service level agreements, management and marketing agreements, cession agreements, and standard terms and conditions of sale.
  • Advising on and drafting constitutional documents for various commercial transactions including memoranda of incorporation, shareholders agreements and voting pool agreements, and assisting with general company secretarial work pertaining to the registration of companies and on-going corporate governance.
  • Advised numerous companies, in both private and public sectors, on corporate governance matters including advising in relation to directors' duties, performing compliance checks with reference to their MOIs, shareholders agreements and other arrangements, the Companies Act/Regulations and King Report, and follow-up work to update or redraft constitutional documents and shareholder agreements and other arrangements, preparation of board charters, and advice in relation to the establishment, role and functions, and terms of reference of board sub-committees (social and ethics committee, remuneration committee, risk management committee and audit committee).
  • Advised numerous companies, in both private and public sectors, on anti-bribery and corruption (ABAC) matters including performing ABAC due diligence and compliance checks, and furnishing advice in relation to ABAC policies, procedures and due diligence questionnaires.
  • Advising several major hospitality companies in relation to franchise, management, marketing, lease and other commercial contracts, and the application of the Consumer Protection Act and Protection of Personal Information Act.
  • Assisted various retirement village operators on various aspects of retirement legislation, including Housing Development Schemes for Retired Persons Act and the Community Schemes Ombud Services Act.
  • Advising on various aspects of local government legislation including the Municipal Finance Management Act, the Municipal Systems Act, the Municipal Structures Act and the Public Finance Management Act.
  • Assisting in advising major airline operators on various aspects of aircraft legislation.
  • Assisting with the establishment and registration of trusts with the Master of the High Court.
  • Assisting with tax-exemption applications to the South African Revenue Service and registration of non-profit organisations with the Directorate of Social Development.
  • Extensively involved in due diligence work as team member of the legal work stream on several major M&A transactions, including the purchase of shares in a major international manufacturer of refrigerators, washers and dryers, stoves, dishwashers and air conditioners; the City of Cape Town's approach to Phase 1A of Cape Town IRT System; the proposed acquisition of the gas bottle and tank filling operations of an international petroleum and gas supplier; the selection of a strategic technology partnerin a major project company established to produce anti-retrovirals; the proposed acquisition of exclusive hydrocarbon prospecting and exploration rights in the Democratic Republic of Congo by a major petroleum entity; the proposed acquisition of two bulk commercial cold storage businesses by a major South African entity; the listing of a major international property-owning company; the acquisition of a major golfing business by a major financial services company; the acquisition of a majority stake in an international insurance provider by a major financial services company; as well as the internal restructuring of a major video entertainment and internet company.
  • Acted for Istithmar PJSC, Leisurecorp LLC and Dubai World Group in relation to several of their investments in South Africa and elsewhere in Africa including the acquisition of several private game reserves in South Africa.
  • Assisted Protea Hotels in relation to several new hotel projects, which included drafting and negotiating various transaction agreements such as shareholders agreements, commercial leases and development agreements.
  • Acted for the owners/management of Protea Hotels in relation to the disposal of the hotel business to Marriott Inc. The transaction involved several other African jurisdictions including Nigeria, Uganda, Tanzania and Mauritius. The work entailed co-ordination of the due diligence investigation undertaken by the buyer on the target entity/group, negotiation and drafting of the transaction documents, advice on regulatory matters, and implementation of the transaction.
  • Acted for Old Mutual in relation to the acquisition of a life insurer in Kenya, which has operations in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, DRC, Rwanda and Mauritius. The work entailed extensive due diligence on the target entity/group (including co-ordination of the due diligence activities of in-country/local counsel), negotiation and drafting of the transaction documents, advice on regulatory matters, and implementation of the transaction.
  • Acted for Old Mutual in relation to the acquisition of Grand Central Airport, Midrand. The work entailed extensive due diligence on the target entity/group, negotiation and drafting of the transaction documents, advice on regulatory matters, and implementation of the transaction.
  • Assisting Pam Golding Properties, LRMG and Peri with various general corporate and commercial law and consumer law queries.
  • Acted for LRMG in relation to its internal restructuring in terms of which an existing business unit was corporatized into a separate legal entity.
  • Assisted Premier Fishing, a leading Black-owned and controlled fishing company in its acquisition of a controlling interest in Talhado Fishing Enterprises, a specialist squid fishing company.
  • Assisted Old Mutual in relation to its disposal of its Latin American business in Mexico, Colombia and Uruguay. The transaction involved numerous countries across 4 continents and local laws and the sale of shares in a highly regulated industry that resulted in complex and lengthy negotiations together with a comprehensive sale of shares agreement and other ancillary agreements.
  • Assisted Descon Engineering, a Pakistani multinational company, in relation to its acquisition an interest in Plant Design and Project Services, a South African engineering design, project management and construction company.
  • Assisted Grand Parade Investments, an established empowerment company, with holdings in the food and gaming sectors,with disposals of its interests in various entities in South Africa and abroad.
  • Assisted Communicare NPC with the disposal of its life rights business to the CPOA.
  • Assisted with the acquisition of the shares in a major South African formwork and scaffolding company by Peri GmBH.
  • Assisted in advising South African Airways in relation to the acquisition and financing of various aircraft.
  • Assisted in advising a South American airline in relation to planned charter operations to South Africa for 2010 FIFA World Cup.
  • Assisted in the implementation of the Western Cape Liquor Amendment Act.
  • Appointed by Umcebisi Business Advisors to form 12¬†companies (public and private) on behalf of the various taxi associations in Johannesburg that would become shareholders in the vehicle operating entity for the Rea Veya BRT System. This work involved a significant amount of capacity building for the members of the taxi associations.

Education

  • BSocSci LLB LLM distinction, University of Cape Town
  • Year of admission¬†as an attorney: 2011
  • Year of admissionas a notary public: 2012
  • Year of admission as a conveyancer: 2014

Memberships

  • Cape Law Society