The work he does comprises drafting and negotiating commercial contracts (e.g. share purchases, subscriptions, sale of businesses and sale of assets) and furnishing advice on commercial law issues (Companies Act, Banks Act, FAIS, FMA, JSE Listings Requirements, King Codes etc). Nkcubeko has been involved in various major projects since the commencement of his articles of clerkship and continues to be a key member in such projects.

Nkcubeko joined Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr as a Candidate Attorney in 2010 and was appointed as an Associate in 2012.

Nkcubeko has also spent some time at the Development Bank of Southern Africa acting as the project finance and grant funding lead advisor for the Jobs Fund division of the Development Bank of Southern Africa.

Nkcubeko was promoted to Senior Associate in 2015 and appointed as a Director in 2018.

  • Acted as the South African legal counsel for Schroders Real Estate listing on the JSE
  • Assisted Ahfco in the disposal of its property investments to SA Corporate Real Estate Fund
  • Assisted Shell South Africa regarding its sale of a share of its refining business in South Africa to Thebe including drafting and negotiating all agreements.
  • Advised the Jobs Fund on the funding of the Microsoft BizSpark Project
  • Advised the Jobs Fund on the funding of the Anglo American -Zimele Project
  • Advised Shell South Africa on the merger of its two entities SSAR and SSAR
  • Advised Mediclinic on the off-shore investments disposal as part of the Mediclinic/Al Noor Combination
  • Advised Pioneer on its consumer brands restructure
  • Advised Invenfin (a group company of the Remgro group) on its private equity investments
  • Advised Pioneer on the unbundling of its Quantum foods division
  • Assisted on the disposal by Cadiz Holdings Limited of a 60% interest in its securities business to BNP Paribas
  • Advised Spear REIT Limited on its listing and restructuring pursuant to the listing
  • Advised, Vodacom and YeboYethu on their BEE transaction which became the biggest BEE deal in South Africa
  • Advised Fortress REIT Limited on the structuring of its disposal of certain assets
  • Advises Rebosis Limited (a REIT) on the structuring of its investments and other JSE and REIT related matters
  • Project Responsibility:
  • Deal structuring, drafting and negotiating commercial contracts
  • Preparing of legal opinions
  • Extensive legal research on commercial law
  • assists in legal due diligence work and focuses on reviewing relevant contracts and other legal obligations of the Corporate and Commercial practice, as well as legal and regulatory framework


  • LLB, University of the Western Cape
  • Year of admission as an attorney: 2012
  • Enrolled with the Legal Practice Council
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