Shameegh Allen

Shameegh Allen

Associate

Shameegh Allen is an Associate in our Corporate & Commercial practice. He holds an LLB degree (summa cum laude) from the University of the Western Cape, along with a BA and a BA honours degree.

Shameegh specialises in mergers and acquisitions,  company law and corporate restructuring, and has unique expertise in the upstream oil and gas industry across multiple jurisdictions, advising on numerous complex commercial transactions

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After graduating summa cum laude from the University of the Western Cape, Shameegh joined Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr as a Candidate Attorney in 2018. Shameegh was appointed as an Associate in our Corporate and Commercial practice in 2020, and was admitted as an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa in the same year.

Shameegh's experience includes -

  • advising on mergers and acquisitions in the listed and unlisted space, including providing advice on commercial issues, company law and regulatory considerations;
  • drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial agreements;
  • advising on various corporate actions including share buy-backs and corporate restructuring;
  • advising clients in the listed space with reference to the JSE Listings Requirements and Financial Markets Act in respect of listings, delistings, dealings, related party transactions, categorizable transactions, insider trading and dissemination of price sensitive information;
  • drafting and reviewing circulars, pre-listing statements, prospectuses and SENS announcements. Shameegh also has invaluable experience in the upstream oil and gas sector, including negotiating commercial terms of Farm-out, Farm-in, Participation and Joint Operating Agreements;
  • providing advice on environmental laws of South Africa, the National Environmental Management Act in particular;
  • assisting with general company secretarial work pertaining to the registration of companies and their on-going corporate governance;
  • assisted in drafting resolutions pertaining to the adoption of memorandum of incorporation documents and ordinary resolutions pertaining to changes in directors of companies and other aspects of corporate governance;
  • assisted in commercial legal due diligence investigations and the drafting of due diligence reports; and
  • drafting of a range of commercial agreements, including sale of business, agreements, sale of share agreements, loan agreements, cession agreements, shareholders' agreements, memorandum of incorporation, lease agreements and non-disclosure agreements.

Shameegh has advised on the follow deals -

  • Advising Prescient Holdings Proprietary Limited, Stellar Capital Partners Limited and Prescient Empowerment Trust Proprietary Limited, during Prescient Holdings' 2019 restructuring, which resulted in the divestment by Stellar Capital of its direct shareholding in Prescient Holdings and Prescient Empowerment Trust.
  • Providing commercial, regulatory and B-BBEE advice regarding a Major B-BBEE Transaction between two public benefit organisations, a testamentary trust and non-profit company.
  • Advising on the disposal of a majority participating interest share and transfer of operatorship to Total E&P South Africa B.V. and terms of the joint operating agreement.
  • Advising on the disposal of a majority participating interest share and transfer of operatorship in Offshore Block 3B4B exploration right to Azinam Ltd and terms of the joint operating agreement.
  • Advising on the acquisition of a majority participating interest share and transfer of operatorship in Offshore Block 2B by Azinam Ltd.
  • Legal Advisor on the Kudu Gas Field Development Project, advising on the dilution of interest by the NOC of Namibia.
  • Provided regulatory administrative law and environmental law advice to Eni South Africa B.V.
  • Drafting and negotiating commercially accepted carry terms for the National Oil Company of Namibia across various petroleum exploration license, in Joint Operating Agreements and negotiating the commercial terms of the NOC carry with JV partners ranging from super major to major IOC's.
Education
  • LLB (summa cum laude), University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, SA.
  • BA Sports​, Recreation and Exercise Science, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, SA.
  • BA Honours Sport and Exercise Science, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, SA.
  • Year of admission: 2020