Our Corporate and Commercial practice

acts for a number of the top 100 Johannesburg Stock Exchange listed companies, companies listed on major international bourses and companies with dual or multiple listings.

Groundbreaking Matters

Listings, Stock Exchanges & Public Documents

We have extensive expertise and experience in advising in respect of transactions by JSE listed companies and are able to provide expert advice on all related legislation and other provisions, including the rules and listings requirements of the JSE, the Securities Services Act, the Companies Act and the Securities Regulation Code on Takeovers and Mergers and the rules of the Securities Regulation Panel.

Our services include:

  • Our Corporate and Commercial practice has advised on virtually all types of corporate actions undertaken by listed companies, including section 90 payments to shareholders, share buy-backs and buy-ins, share issues and preference share redemptions, capitalisation issues, consolidations and sub-divisions of share capital, odd-lot offers, rights offers, unbundling transactions and schemes of arrangement. We also have substantial experience in advising on the formation and structuring of employee share incentive and share option plans and programmes.
  • We are routinely involved in the drafting and settlement of all manner of corporate communications issued by our JSE listed clients, including announcements, circulars, notices, prospectuses and other public documents.
  • Dealmakers 2016 – Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr is ranked first by Dealmakers for M&A Deal Flow 8 years in a row and first in General Corporate Finance Deal Flow.
  • Dealmakers 2015 – Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr is ranked first by Dealmakers for deal flow 7 years in a row and first in General Corporate Finance Deal Flow.
  • Dealmakers 2014 – Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr is ranked first by Dealmakers for deal flow 6 years in a row, first in M&A Deal Flow, first in M&A Deal Value, and first in General Corporate Finance Deal Flow.
  • Dealmakers 2013 – Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr is ranked first in M&A Deal Flow, first in M&A Deal Value and first in Unlisted Deals - Deal Flow.
  • Dealmakers 2012– Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr is ranked first in M&A Deal Flow, first in General Corporate, Finance Deal Flow, first in General Corporate Finance, Deal Value and first in Unlisted Deals - Deal Flow.
  • Dealmakers 2011 – Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr is ranked first in M&A Deal Flow, first in M&A Deal Value and first in General Corporate Finance Deal Flow, Legal Advisor - Deal of the Year.
  • Listed as first law firm by M&A count in Africa and the Middle East in MergerMarket.
  • Listed as first african law firm by M&A Deal Value with 9.2 Billion USD worth of Deals in MergerMarket.
  • Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr directors were named in the 2013, 2014 and 2015 Client Choice International Awards.
  • IFLR1000 2017 ranks the firm in M&A - Tier 1. IFLR1000 2016 ranks the firm in M&A - Tier 2.
  • Chambers Global 2017 ranks our Corporate/M&A practice in Band 1.
  • Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr directors were named in the 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017 Client Choice International Awards.
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