Quintin Honey

Quintin Honey

Director

Quintin Honey is a Director in our Corporate and Commercial practice. Quintin’s experience includes mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and group restructures. Quintin also has extensive experience in general commercial work including the drafting, negotiating and settling of a variety of commercial contracts in various sectors such as aviation, agriculture, healthcare, real estate, telecommunications and tourism.

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Quintin began his career in 2003 as a Candidate Attorney at Cliffe Dekker (now Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) and was admitted as an attorney, notary and conveyancer in 2005. He was promoted to the position of Associate in 2005 and to the position of Senior Associate in 2007. In 2008 he was seconded to the London office of DLA Piper LLP, where he spent five months gaining experience in their corporate practice. In April 2009, he became a Director at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr.

  • Acted for WeWork South Africa, part of one of the most valuable global start-ups, in the negotiation of a revenue-sharing lease agreement for its first office space in South Africa (and Africa) known as "The Rosebank Link".
  • Acted for Tourvest Financial Services in its acquisition of Travelex Africa, creating the largest independent foreign exchange business in South Africa.
  • Acted for the destination management division of Tourvest Group, South Africa's largest tourism group, in establishing Go Vacation Africa, a corporatized joint venture with DER Touristik DMC GmbH ("DER"), a German-based leisure travel company.
  • Acted for iNova Pharmaceuticals (South African) and iNova Pharmaceuticals (Singapore) in their acquisition of the pharmaceutical business and related intellectual property of Kenza Health.
  • Acted for Saint-Gobain Construction Products SA in the buy-out of USG Foreign Investments' shareholding interest as part of the restructuring of its group.
  • Acted for Vumatel, a leading open access fibre provider, in its acquisition of the fibre business of Fibrehoods and LinkAfrica, and related negotiation of a fibre build contract to build new fibre networks for Vumatel.
  • Acted for FedEx Corporation, a global logistics firm, in the acquisition of the courier service business operated by Supaswift, a courier company associated with the JSE listed Bidvest Group, across seven Southern African countries including the establishment of purchasing entities in each country.
  • Acted for iNova Pharmaceuticals, a member of the Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Group, in the acquisition of Georen Pharmaceuticals' complementary medicines business.
  • Acted for Komatsu South Africa in negotiating and settling a R1 billion equipment supply agreement with a member of a large Australian resources company, and advising Komatsu South Africa in regard to general commercial contractual work.
  • Acted for Gibb, a leading multi-disciplinary engineering consulting firm, in regard to the amalgamation of the Stauch Vorster Architects group of companies and acquisition by GIBB of a majority interest in the amalgamated company.
  • Acted for Archer Daniel Midland Company, a US global food-processing and commodities-trading corporation, in their acquisition of groundnut processing plants in South Africa.
  • Advised Life Healthcare, a JSE listed hospital operator, in regard to the new Companies Act, 2008 and related corporate governance matters including its corporate operating structures.
  • Acted for EDP Renováveis, a global renewable energy company, in regard to its acquisition of two wind projects and one solar project for bidding under the South African Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme.
  • Acted for DCD Group, a manufacturing and engineering firm, in regard to the negotiation and settling of several rolling stock and defense related agreements including supply, distribution and agency agreements.
  • Acted for Veolia Water, the world's largest supplier of water services, in regard to the restructuring of its Southern African Group.
  • Member of the team that advised on the 2011 Dealmakers Deal of the Year, namely the R10 billion acquisition by Jinchuan of JSE listed Metorex.
  • Acted for EnviroServ Holdings in regard to a leveraged buy-out transaction and restructuring of its group.
  • Acted for SA Airlink in regard to the re-capitalisation and re-structuring of the airline and advising SA Airlink in regard to the negotiation and settling of several aircraft sale and lease agreements.
  • Acted for Ellerine Holdings in regard to African Bank's R10 billion acquisition of Ellerine Holdings' entire issued share capital.
  • Acted for Standard Bank in regard to the establishment of Credit Suisse Standard Securities, an institutional securities brokerage joint venture with Credit Suisse (International) Holding AG, and the ultimate unwinding of the joint venture.

 

  • Best Lawyers International 2015–2019 listed Quintin for corporate law.

Education

  • BCom (Law), University of Stellenbosch
  • LLB, University of Stellenbosch
  • Certificate in Advanced Corporate Law and Securities Law, University of South Africa
  • Year of admission as an attorney, notary and conveyancer: 2005
  • Enrolled with the Legal Practice Council
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