Melissa Mtolo

Melissa Mtolo


Melissa Mtolo is an Associate in our Corporate & Commercial practice. Melissa has experience in mergers and acquisitions, corporate structuring and restructuring, and general corporate and commercial law. She has been extensively involved in legal due diligence investigations in respect of a range of investments and commercial transactions in the retail and renewable energy sectors.

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After graduating from the University of Cape Town, Melissa 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 of South Africa in the same year. 

  • Drafting resolutions pertaining to the adoption of a memorandum of incorporation, changes to the directors of companies and other aspects of corporate governance.
  • Assisting with general company secretarial work pertaining to the formation of private companies and their on-going corporate governance, trust registration and trust administration.
  • Conducting legal due diligence investigations in relation to entities in the renewable energy and retail industries.
  • Involved in drafting and reviewing a range of commercial agreements including sale of business agreements, sale of shares agreement, loan agreements, shareholders' agreement and memoranda of incorporation.
  • Advising on private and public mergers and acquisitions transactions, including advice on commercial issues, company law and regulatory considerations.
  • Involved the closing and implementation of various commercial transactions, and facilitating the fulfilment of conditions precedent, including drafting the relevant board and shareholder resolutions, and obtaining the regulatory consents and approvals required to implement the transaction.


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