Kendall  Keanly

Kendall Keanly

Director

Kendall Keanly is a Director in our Corporate and Commercial practice. Her experience includes mergers & acquisitions, broad-based black economic empowerment transactions, listings, due diligences, advising clients both locally and internationally on various aspects of corporate and commercial law and attending to general corporate and commercial law matters, including consumer law and data protection law.

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Kendall began her career as a Candidate Attorney in 2008 and was appointed as an Associate in 2010 at De Klerk & Van Gend Inc. Kendall was appointed as an Associate at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr in 2012 and was promoted to Senior Associate in 2014. Kendall was promoted to Director in 2019.

Listings

  • Lead associate advising on the listing of the asset manager, Sygnia Limited, on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, including drafting of pre-listing statement, various transaction agreements and various resolutions.
  • Lead associate advising on the listing of a subsidiary of African Equity Empowerment Investments Limited, being one of the major fishing companies in South Africa on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, including reviewing of pre-listing statement, various transaction agreements and various listing resolutions.

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Lead associate advising Automated Fuel Systems (Pty) Ltd on the sale of a majority of its share capital to Launchchange South Africa (Pty) Ltd (a South African subsidiary of Danaher Corporation), including drafting of all transaction agreements and coordinating of parties and ancillary documents in the run up to completion.
  • Member of team advising Distell Group Limited on the purchase of a majority share in Burn Stewart Distillers Limited, including negotiation of transaction agreements.
  • Lead associate advising Fossil Europe B.V. in the purchase of a majority share in S Keren Watch Group (Pty) Ltd and the creation of Fossil Accessories South Africa (Pty) Ltd, the Fossil Group's first South African subsidiary, including conducting of due diligence investigations, drafting and negotiating of all transaction agreements and coordinating of parties and ancillary documents in the run up to completion of transaction.
  • Member of team advising a consortium consisting of, inter alia, RMB Corvest (Pty) Ltd in purchasing the entire toll road operations of Murray & Roberts Construction (Pty) Ltd, including conducting due diligence investigations and reviewing of transaction agreements.
  • Lead associate advising the City of Cape Town in the purchase of immovable property for development purposes from AECI Limited, including conducting due diligence investigations, drafting of all transaction agreements and coordinating the parties and ancillary documents in respect of implementation of the transaction.
  • Advising Metropolis Health Care (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd and JJF Taljaard Inc in the selling of its business to Lancet Laboratories as well as the repurchase of shares held by Metropolis Health Care India Limited, including drafting and negotiating of all transaction agreements and coordinating of parties and ancillary documents in the run up to completion.
  • Advising Entersekt (Pty) Ltd and Entersekt International Limited in the disposal of their shares respectively to RMI Invest Two (Pty) Ltd and BoE Private Equity (Pty) Ltd and RMI Invest Two (Pty) Ltd and Nedcap International Limited, including drafting and negotiating of all transaction agreements and coordinating of parties and ancillary documents in respect of implementation of the transaction.
  • Lead associate advising Soihl Hong Kong Holding Limited (Sinopec) in respect of its acquisition of a majority shareholding in Chevron South Africa (Pty) Ltd, including the conducting of due diligence investigations.
  • Advising SA Biomedical (Pty) Ltd on the disposal of a minority share to broad-based black economic empowerment investment company, Agile Capital Three (Pty) Ltd.

Corporate Restructurings

  • Advising GlaxoSmithKline South Africa (Pty) Ltd (being a South African subsidiary of GlaxoSmithKline Unlimited) on the restructuring of the Southern Africa division of its consumer healthcare, oncology and vaccine businesses, including the sale and acquisition of certain businesses from Novartis South Africa (Pty) Ltd (a South African subsidiary of Novartis AG). Attended to the drafting and negotiating of all transaction agreements and coordinating of the parties and ancillary documents in respect of the implementation of the transaction.
  • Advising Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc on the creation of a spin-off company in South Africa and the disposal of its consumer, professional and healthcare products to such spin-off company, including the drafting and negotiating of all transaction agreements and the coordinating of the parties and ancillary documents in respect of the implementation of the transaction.
  • Lead associate advising Old Mutual Property (Pty) Ltd on the internal restructuring of its business within the Old Mutual group of companies and the creation of a new company within the group, including the drafting and negotiating of all transaction agreements and coordinating of the parties and ancillary documents in respect of the implementation of the transaction.
  • Advising Xero Limited on the establishment of a subsidiary in South Africa, including the drafting and submission of all the relevant company secretarial documentation.
  • Advising Check Point Softward Technologies, Inc on the establishment of a subsidiary in South Africa, including drafting and submission of the relevant company secretarial documentation.

Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment ("BEE")

  • Lead associate advising Sygnia Asset Management (Pty) Ltd regarding the restructuring of its company group in order to acquire recognition in accordance with BEE, including drafting of all transaction agreements and coordinating of the parties and ancillary documents in respect of the implementation of the transaction.
  • Lead associate advising Dentsu Aegis Network South Africa (Pty) Ltd regarding the restructuring of its company group in order to acquire recognition with BEE, including drafting of all transaction agreements and coordinating of the parties and ancillary documents in respect of the implementation of the transaction.
  • Advising InnerWorkings, Inc regarding the restructuring of its South African operations in order to acquire recognition in accordance with BEE, including drafting of all transaction agreements and coordinating of the parties and ancillary documents in respect of the implementation of the transaction.
  • Advising Capita South Africa (Pty) Ltd regarding the restructuring of its company group in order to acquire recognition in accordance with BEE, including drafting of all transaction agreements and coordinating of the parties and ancillary documents in respect of the implementation of the transaction.
  • Lead associate advising Curo Fund Services (Pty) Ltd regarding the restructuring of its company group in order to acquire recognition in accordance with BEE, including drafting of all transaction agreements and coordinating of the parties and ancillary documents in respect of the implementation of the transaction.
  • Lead associate advising CFW Industries (Pty) Ltd regarding the restructuring of its company group in order to acquire recognition in accordance with BEE, including the drafting of all transaction agreements and coordinating of the parties and ancillary documents in respect of the implementation of the transaction.

Data Protection & Consumer Protection

  • Lead associate advising Amazon Corporate LLC regarding the data protection, consumer protection and media laws in South Africa in respect of the sale of applications in the Kindle Appstore.
  • Lead associate advising Central Bank of Australia regarding data protection laws in South Africa in respect of transfer of personal information to outside jurisdictions.
  • Advising Melbro Holdings (Pty) Ltd (the Crazy Store) in respect of consumer law, including the drafting of general terms and conditions and promotional competition terms and conditions.

Education

  • LLB, University of Stellenbosch
  • Year of admission as an attorney: 2010
  • Year of admission as a conveyancer: 2011
  • Enrolled with the Legal Practice Council