From Vision to Fruition
Unlock Africa's business potential with expert legal services. At CDH, we specialise in providing comprehensive legal support to clients located in Africa or looking to do business across the continent. Our firm brings together the expertise and resources of leading African business law firms, offering proven experience in working with governments and their agencies, and local and transnational corporate organisations. With our extensive experience and in-depth understanding of diverse markets, we are a recognised enabler of business success in Africa.
Agriculture, Aquaculture & Fishing
We use our expertise across our disciplines to support our clients' growth and sustainability in the agriculture, aquaculture, and fishing sectors.
Business Rescue, Restructuring & Insolvency
We have an experience team that can balance our clients' needs with the pragmatic realities they face.
Construction & Engineering
We support our clients in developing the built environment and we understand the importance of completing projects on time and within budget.
Consumer Goods, Services & Retail
Our multidisciplinary team provides innovative, practical and commercial advice to help our clients achieve their objectives.
Government and State-Owned Entities
We provide a comprehensive service that can be applied to all aspects of public law.
Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals
Our multidisciplinary team develops creative strategies and integrated solutions for this important healthcare sector.
Hospitality & Leisure
Our skilled team has many years of experience working with public and private sector organisations in the industry.
Industrials, Manufacturing & Trade
We provide a multidisciplinary approach to legal and commercial matters across Africa.
Projects & Energy
We have an excellent understanding of the sector and use this to help clients maximise value and mitigate their risk.
Mining & Minerals
We help our clients navigate legal and administrative complexities in this key economic sector.
Oil & Gas
Our Oil and Gas team has substantial legal expertise across the value chain.
Experts from across our specialist practice areas advise on private equity matters.
Technology & Communications
Our team offers advice on a wide range of functions and sector-related issues.
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The borrowing powers of universities
In recent years, South African universities have increasingly been borrowing large sums of money to fund their major infrastructure projects or working capital requirements. In this article, the source of public higher educational institutions’ (referred to as universities) borrowing powers is discussed.Finance & Banking Law
An anticipated revenue shortfall: Will it affect tax rates and policy?
In the past few weeks, it has been widely reported that South Africa’s public finances are not in the best state and that a tax revenue shortfall is anticipated for the current fiscal...
Draft Medium-Term Revenue Strategy
On 15 September 2023 the Government of Kenya published the draft Medium-Term Revenue Strategy (MTRS) for the financial years from 2024/25 to 2026/27, which aims to raise sufficient...
Recent amendments to South Africa’s non-profit organisation legislation in response to the FATF greylisting
In 2021, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) released its Mutual Evaluation Report of South Africa, which summarised the effectiveness of South Africa’s anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism...
Our real estate team advised Investec Bank in connection with the necessary loan documentation and security registrations for a ZAR multi-million mixed-use development which is...
First National Bank
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr is currently on the following panels which fall under the greater FirstRand Bank Limited group: First National Bank Commercial Property Finance, FirstRand...
ECO (Atlantic) Oil & Gas Ltd on its Acquisition in Guyana
CDH's Corporate & Commercial Practice and Oil & Gas Sector advised ECO (Atlantic) Oil & Gas Ltd on its Acquisition in Guyana
SA Corporate Real Estate Limited and Indluplace Properties Limited
CDH advised SA Corporate Real Estate Limited and Indluplace Properties Limited on the acquisition by SA Corporate and delisting of Indluplace Properties Limited.Click
Investec Property Fund Limited
CDH advised Investec Property Fund Limited in relation to the internalisation of its asset management function in respect of both its South African portfolio and its European portfolio.