Ryan joined Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr as a Candidate Attorney in 2013, and was appointed as an Associate in 2015. Ryan was promoted to Senior Associate in 2018.

  • Advising on merger and acquisition transactions and drafting and negotiating merger and acquisition transaction agreements.
  • Advising on company law and general commercial and corporate matters.
  • Advising on general commercial and corporate matters and drafting general commercial agreements.
  • Drafting transaction agreements relating to the implementation of BEE ownership structures.
  • Ryan was seconded to Coca-Cola Africa in 2016, where he acted as legal counsel.

Notable M&A and other transactional work

  • Advising The Coca-Cola Company on the creation of an African bottling company with SABMiller and Gutsche Family Investments with an estimated value of $3 billion, and on the subsequent exit of SABMiller as controlling shareholder of the newly formed bottling company.
  • Advising BioTherm Energy and Denham Capital on the disposal of certain renewable energy power assets in South Africa.
  • Advising The Coca-Cola Company on the acquisition by its subsidiary, Waveside, of the Valpre bottling plant from South African Breweries Limited, acting through ABI, its soft drinks division.
  • Advising ADvTECH Group Limited on the acquisition of the University of Africa.
  • Advising ADvTECH Group Limited on the acquisition of Oxbridge Academy.
  • Advising ADvTECH Group Limited on the acquisition of Capsicum Culinary Studio.
  • Advising Goldrush Group on the restructuring and consolidation of its various gaming assets under a single holding company.
  • Advising Goldrush Group on the acquisition by RECM and Calibre Limited of a 25% stake in the Goldrush Group.
  • Advising The Boeing Company on the Prevention and Combatting of Corrupt Activities Act and related international anti-corruption laws.

 

Education

  • LLB, University of Cape Town (UCT)

Memberships

  • Law Society of the Northern Provinces