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 the Azelis Group in its acquisition of Umongo Petroleum from the Omnia Group for approximately R1 billion.
  • Acted for BetterHome Group, Fledge Capital and ooba in their acquisition of the JSE listed Cognition's majority stake in property listings portal known as Private Property.
  • Acted for Hatfield Holdings in its acquisition of the business operations of the Fury Group, which operated 24 motor vehicle dealerships nationwide.
  • Acted for the Veolia Water Group in regard to the disposal of its Namibian water treatment services subsidiary.
  • Acted for the Archer Daniel Midland Group in its acquisition of the human nutrition business of Comhan Trading.
  • 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, which included the 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 WeWork South Africa, part of one of the most valuable global start-ups, in the negotiation of revenue-sharing lease agreements for its first co-working office spaces in South Africa (and Africa) known as "The Rosebank Link", "155 West" and "80 Strand Cape Town".
  • 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.
  • 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 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.


  • 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
  • Registered with the Legal Practice Council
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