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CMS South Africa

Tel No : 072 464 1722

Contact : Yushanta Rungasammy

Designation : Director, Co-Head of Corporate & Commercial

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Tel No : 082 571 0707

Contact : Deepa Vallabh

Designation : Director, Co-Head of Corporate & Commercial, Head of Africa: M&A

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Address : 5th Floor, 85 Grayston Drive, Sandton, 2196

CMS South Africa is a young law firm with an ambitious outlook. It was established in 2018 by experienced and diverse international and domestic lawyers having worked at global firms to establish a new commercial legal business focusing on Southern Africa. Our objectives are to provide the highest quality legal services in our areas of expertise, develop local talent whilst creating an inclusive, diverse firm relevant to our clients. Our diverse Corporate/M&A and Commercial team consists of more than 15 lawyers led by two senior, female lawyers: Deepa Vallabh and Yushanta Rungasammy.


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We advise on a range of public and private transactions in the domestic market in various sectors and on a number of transactions that are multi-jurisdictional, with a particular focus on cross – border work into Africa. We offer a one-stop service by managing the transaction and coordinating legal advice across multiple jurisdictions. Our team members have common and civil law backgrounds and are fluent in Swahili, Dutch and Portuguese.


Our team is known for its versatility, creativity and agility and can assist all corporates, no matter the size, on a range of corporate and commercial services required to meet your strategic objectives.


We strive to help our clients thrive through technical rigour, strategic expertise and a deep focus on sector developments allowing us to anticipate your needs. Our team’s strengths lie in telecommunications, media & technology; mining; private equity; consumer products; BEE; energy & climate change; infrastructure & projects.


Our corporate team also benefits from colleagues’ expertise in complementary legal services including tax & exchange control, banking & finance, dispute resolution, corporate investigations, compliance, real estate and employment.

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