Roelf joined Hofmeyr Herbstein and Gihwala (now Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) in 2005 as a Candidate Attorney. Shortly after being admitted as attorney in 2007, he joined a niche corporate advisory firm based in Cape Town, where he gained valuable commercial experience. Roelf rejoined Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr in April 2008 as an Associate. He was promoted to Senior Associate in 2009 and became and Director in April 2012.

  • Advising Mediclinic International Limited on the R6,2billion refinance of its South African debt.
  • Advising Brimstone on the acquisition of a 25,1% shareholding in Afena Capital.
  • Advising Pioneer Foods Limited on finance related matters pertaining to its BEE transaction during 2012.
  • Advising Cape Empowerment Limited on the disposal of its remaining Grand Parade Investments Limited interests during 2011 and 2012.
  • Advising Ditikeni Investment Company Limited on its Series II Preference Share offer.
  • Advising on the disposal by Cadiz Holdings Limited of a 60% interest in its securities business to BNP Paribas.
  • Listing of BK One Limited's preference shares on the debt instruments market of the JSE in 2011.
  • Advising on the establishment of various private equity and structured finance funds, and advising such funds on various transactions.
  • The IFLR1000 2019 recommended Roelof as a notable practitioner in Banking and M&A.


  • BComm LLB LLM, University of Stellenbosch
  • Year of admission as an attorney: 2007


  • Legal Practice Council