Muhammad joined Hofmeyr Herbstein and Gihwala (now Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) as an Associate in 2006 and was promoted to Senior Associate in 2008. He became a Director in April 2010 and in 2020 he was appointed National Practice Head for the Real Estate practice.

  • Highly experienced in opening sectional title registers, sectional title property transfers and matters related to extensions of sectional schemes.
  • Specialist in commercial property finance and commercial mortgage and notarial bond registrations, including aircraft mortgages and has been involved in financing projects with a value of several billion rand.
  • Has good knowledge and experience relating to complex notarial deeds and notarial leases and has been involved in a number of property due diligences.
  • Major clients include Absa Bank Commercial Property Finance, Nedbank Corporate Finance, Rand Merchant Bank, FNB Commercial Property Finance and Shell South Africa Marketing.
  • Acted for the Vodacom on a property transaction worth almost R1┬ábillion.
  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2021 recommended Muhammad for real estate.


  • LLB, University of Johannesburg
  • Year of admission as an attorney; notary public and conveyancer: 2006
  • Registered with the Legal Practice Council