Yaniv began his career as a Candidate Attorney at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr and was appointed as an Associate in January 2009. He was promoted to Senior Associate in January 2011. In 2015 Yaniv was appointed as a Director.
Part of the team that advised Vodacom in its BEE transaction, Vodacom’s acquisition of StorTech and Vodacom’s acquisition of Gateway Communications in 2008/2009 (due diligence aspects).
Part of the team that advised Foskor and Industrial Development Corporation in Foskor’s BEE transaction in 2008/2009.
Part of the team that advised Batho Bonke Capital in the latter’s conversion of its “A” Preference Shares in Absa Group into a 5% shareholding in Absa Group, in 2009.
Part of the team that advised Pareto in its acquisition of a 50% ownership interest in each of Menlyn Park Shopping Centre and Cavendish Square and Cavendish Connect Shopping Centres, in 2010.
Part of the team that advised on the unbundling and listing of Mvelaserve, then a subsidiary of Mvelaphanda Group, in 2010.
Advised in the unwind of Batho Bonke, in 2012 / 2013.
Part of the team that advised Mvelaserve and Mvelaphanda Group (now New Bond Capital) in their respective takeovers by Bidvest and Blackstar Group, in 2012 / 2013.
Advised on a number of listed acquisitions and combinations including Steinhoff / Pepkor (as well as the subsequent Steinhoff scheme of arrangement and Frankfurt listing), Mediclinic / Al-Noor, Ascendis / Remedica and Ascendis / Scitec, in 2014 - 2016.
Advised extensively in the numerous renewable energy projects that were initiated by the Department of Energy and which are underway in South Africa.
Advised a number of parastatals on compliance and governance aspects.
General corporate and commercial, advisory and due diligence work.
Advises extensively in the field of company and commercial law, and provides training and seminars in these fields.
The IFLR1000 2019 and 2020 recommended Yaniv as a notable practitioner in M&A.
LLB (cum laude), University of Johannesburg
LLM (Commercial Law) (cum laude), University of Johannesburg