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Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

Tel No: +27 (0) 11 562 1000

Contact: Willem Jacobs

Designation: Director and National Practice Head, Corporate and Commercial

Address: 1 Protea Place

                          Cnr Fredman Drive & Protea Place


At Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr (CDH) we believe in partnerships. As one of the largest business law firms in South Africa, the partnerships we cherish and value the most are those we have forged through time and experience with our clients, our people and our communities.

We are committed to providing a high degree of client care and relationship management. Getting to know our clients is our priority. In this way, we are able to support their strategic and operational needs by offering high-quality legal advice across our full range of legal services, tailored to their requirements. We have the depth of skills to respond to a client’s business operations locally or anywhere else in the world.

CDH is uniquely positioned to serve the legal needs of our clients with business interests in Africa. Our Africa service offering brings together the resources and expertise of leading law firms across the continent. This combined experience and geographic spread produces an extensive African capability.

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Our Corporate and Commercial practice has a particularly strong presence in Africa and has continually excelled in a number of merger and acquisition rankings and awards. We have the capacity to advise and take the lead on the largest and most complex of mergers and acquisitions as well as other corporate and commercial law related areas.


Our Corporate M&A Lawyers work seamlessly with experienced practitioners from other practice areas to provide thefull suite of services necessary to deliver strategic support on transactional work. We deal with regulatory requirements,advise on tax matters, manage due diligence and prepare all the necessary documents. Our senior team has significantexperience in pre- and post-deal structuring and integration.

Meet some of the team...

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Brent Williams

Chief Executive Officer

Tel: +27 (0)11 562 1167



Willem Jacobs

National Practice Head: Corporate and Commercial

Tel: +27 (0)11 562 1555


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Gasant Orrie

Cape Managing Partner

Tel: +27 (0)21 405 6044



David Thompson

Regional Practice Head: Corporate and Commercial

Tel: +27 (0)21 481 6335


Articles Published in DealMakers and DealMakers AFRICA

Q2 2020

Dealmaking opportunities in a time of crisis

by Elnalene Cornelius and Tessa Brewis

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Q1 2020

BEE deals continue to drive significant M&A activity 

by Allan Hannie and Verushca Pillay

2019 Annual

Disruptive technology and its impact on the M&A landscape 

by Roxanna Valayathum and Nicholas Gangiah

Q3 2019

Q2 2019