Kevin, Head of Corporate – South Africa, is a commercial lawyer based in Johannesburg.
He is one of the most respected corporate lawyers in South Africa, having acted for well-known South African mining and industrial groups and for various South African and international banks. He specialises in mergers and acquisitions, banking and finance work, general commercial and corporate work, tax and financial services. He also advises on related exchange control matters.
Kevin has extensive corporate experience and has been involved in major transactions in this field for over 35 years. Kevin recently advised Barclays on the sale by Barclays to Absa of eight banking businesses in Africa, a deal valued at ZAR18.3 billion. He continues to advise Barclays in relation to the sell down by Barclays of its interest in Barclays Africa Group Limited and related matters, a transaction valued at R37 billion. He recently advised Neotel in the acquisition of Neotel by Liquid Telecom and is currently advising Cell C in relation to the restructuring and recapitalisation of Cell C, including the acquisition of significant shareholdings by Blue Label and Net1. He advised Exxaro Resources Limited on the acquisition of Total Coal South Africa (Pty) Ltd from Total SA and is currently advising Exxaro in relation to the restructuring of their Black Economic Empowerment ownership structure.
Kevin has extensive experience in financial transactions and has represented financial institutions both locally and internationally including Barclays, FirstRand, Standard Bank, Investec, Citigroup, Nedbank, Absa, JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank and others. He has also acted for clients such as Anglo American, De Beers, Sandvik, Group 5, Rio Tinto, Actis Private Equity, Ethos Private Equity, Exxaro, Kumba and other well-known multinational and South African corporations.