After graduating from the University of Cape Town, Marzia began her career as a candidate attorney at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr in 2018. She was appointed as an associate in 2020 and admitted as an Attorney of the high court in the same year.

Marzia was part of the CDH team that:

  • Advised on mergers and acquisitions 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 capital raises, share buy-backs, corporate restructuring, portfolio restructuring and rights offers.
  • Advised on various listings on the JSE, including drafting and reviewing circulars, pre-listing statements and prospectuses.
  • Advised on capital raising primarily in the equity capital markets, including initial public offerings, secondary offerings, rights offers.
  • Advised clients in the listed space with reference to the JSE Listings Requirements and Financial Markets Act in respect of dealings, related party transactions, categorizable transactions, insider trading and dissemination of price sensitive information.
  • Advised various entities within the Old Mutual Group of Companies on a number of acquisitions.
  • Advised Stor-Age Property REIT Limited on its accelerated bookbuild offering during 2019.
  • Advised JSE-listed REIT, Investec Property Fund Limited on its accelerated bookbuild offering during February 2020.
  • Advised JSE-listed Homechoice International plc on its corporate migration from Mauritius to Malta.
  • Advised JSE-listed Investec Australia Property Fund on its product disclosure statement and ASX listing during 2019.
  • Acted as legal counsel for Prescient Holdings Proprietary Limited on its restructure during 2019.
  • Advised and assisted Stellar Capital Partners Limited on various transactions.
  • Advised and assisted JSE-listed REIT Arrowhead Properties Limited on various transactions.
  • Acted for Twisp Proprietary Limited in relation to the acquisition of its entire issue share capital by British American Tobacco Holdings Property Limited.

Education

  • BSocSci LLB, University of Cape Town
  • Year of admission as an attorney: 2020
  • Enrolled with the Legal Practice Council