Stephanie joined CDH as a candidate attorney in 2016. She has been appointed as an Associate from 2018. In the Employment practice area, she was exposed to and assisted with applications for Labour Court (including urgent motions) and the Constitutional Court with counsel. Assisted with preparations for trial and motions and advising clients accordingly. She also attended numerous arbitrations in the Commission of Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration. 

In the Dispute and Resolution practice area she assisted with applications for High Court and Magistrates’ Court actions and motions and attended opposed and unopposed motions in the High Court, including urgent motions in the High Court with counsel. She assisted with preparations for trial and motions and advising clients on various contractual disputes. 

Currently she is in the Finance and Banking practice area and she is assisting with drafting and reviewing of contracts, facility agreements, loan agreements, security documents and the issue of and listing of debt instruments on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

Most recently Stephanie has:

  • assisted various major financial institutions in respect of debt facilities arrangements including the drafting and implementing security arrangements and loan agreements.
  • assisted in advising financial institutions in respect of aspects of the Companies Act 71 of 2008 and the Exchange Control Regulations.
  • assisted in due diligences in the finance field and prepared the due diligence reports.
  • drafted, analysed and reviewed commercial agreements and company secretarial documents including resolutions and constitutional documents.
  • drafted applicable pricing supplements and related documents for the issue of debt instruments on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
  • analytically reviewed relevant legislation such as the Companies Act, Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Act, Protection of Personal Information Act, National Credit Act, Consumer Protection Act, Financial Markets Act, Financial Intelligence Centre Act, Financial Sector Regulation Act etc. in order to provide well-reasoned legal opinions to clients.
  • assisted in advising 4 Africa Exchange Proprietary Limited with an application to review the Financial Services Board decision for an exchange licence to operate a stock exchange.
  • assisted in advising and facilitating NWK Limited and NWK Holdings Limited listing on 4 Africa Exchange Pty Ltd and drafting the relevant agreements regulating the relationship between all interested parties.
  • assisted 4 Africa Exchange Proprietary Limited with reviewing and amending its exchange rules and listing requirements.
  • assisted prominent mining companies with drafting, commenting and reviewing the relevant financing agreements.
  • assisted listed REIT companies with drafting, commenting and reviewing finance and security documents.
  • assisted with a large retail company's capital restructuring of the Group's debt and attended to the drafting and reviewing of various South African law governed security and secretarial documents.
  • assisted with advising Bank of China Limited, Johannesburg Branch (as Issuer) and Nedbank Limited, (acting through its Corporate and Investment Banking division) (as Arranger, Dealer and Debt Sponsor) in relation to the preparation and issue of ZAR320 million unsecured floating rate notes due 20 April 2018 under its ZAR15 billion Domestic Medium Term Note Programme on 21 April 2017.
  • assisted with advising Bank of China Limited, Johannesburg Branch (as Issuer) and Nedbank Limited, (acting through its Corporate and Investment Banking division) (as Arranger, Dealer and Debt Sponsor) in relation to the preparation and issue of ZAR2,2 billion unsecured fixed rate notes due 23 March 2018 under its ZAR15 billion Domestic Medium Term Note Programme on 22 March 2017.
  • assisted  with  advising  Nedbank  Limited  (as  Issuer  and  Dealer)  in  relation  to  the  issue  of ZAR618,000,000 Unsubordinated 9.6% Fixed Rate Notes due 20 February 2024 (listed on the Interest Rate Market of the JSE), under the Nedbank Limited ZAR75,000,000,000 Domestic Medium Term Note Programme.
  • assisted with advising Nedbank Limited (as Issuer and Dealer) in relation to the issue of ZAR568,000,000 Unsubordinated Floating Rate Notes due 21 February 2022 (listed on the Interest Rate Market of the JSE), under the Nedbank Limited ZAR75,000,000,000 Domestic Medium Term Note Programme.
  • assisted with advising Nedbank Limited (as Issuer and Dealer) in relation to the issue of ZAR302,000,000 Unsubordinated Floating Rate Notes due 31 July 2026 (listed on the Interest Rate Market of the JSE), under the Nedbank Limited ZAR75,000,000,000 Domestic Medium Term Note Programme.
  • assisted with advising Nedbank Limited (as Issuer and Dealer) in relation to the issue of ZAR814,000,000 Unsubordinated Floating Rate Notes due 20 February 2020 (listed on the Interest Rate Market of the JSE), under the Nedbank Limited ZAR75,000,000,000 Domestic Medium Term Note Programme.
  • Assisted with advising Nedbank Limited (as Issuer and Dealer) in relation to the issue of ZAR1,500,000,000 Unsubordinated Floating Rate Notes due 20 February 2024 (listed on the Interest Rate Market of the JSE), under the Nedbank Limited ZAR75,000,000,000 Domestic Medium Term Note Programme

Education

  • BCom Law (Accounting & Taxation) (cum laude), University of Pretoria
  • LLB (cum laude), University of Pretoria
  • Year of admission as an Attorney: 2017
  • Year of admission as a Notary Public: 2018
  • Enrolled with the Legal Practice Council