Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Inc
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Raphael joined the firm in 2017 to serve his articles of clerkship following which he was appointed as an associate in the corporate, mergers and acquisition team.
During his period of articles of clerkship, Raphael worked in our banking and finance team where he gained experience in property finance transactions. Thereafter, Raphael joined our corporate team and gained invaluable experience in mergers, acquisitions, corporate governance, corporate finance, corporate restructuring and mining acquisitions.
Raphael was selected as one of 30 students in Africa who were identified as future leaders in innovation, technology and law, to take part in the Africa Energy Forum 2015, in Dubai and Cape Town.
Raphael obtained a Bachelor of laws degree in 2016 from the University of Pretoria.
Bachelor of laws, University of Pretoria (2016)
Assisting in conducting a due diligence for a multinational energy company in the restructuring and unbundling of its subsidiaries. Our client sought to create a 50/50 joint venture partnership with a partner for the development of renewable energy projects in the Sub-Saharan region of Africa;
Assisted in advising Absa Property Development Proprietary Limited and Pacific Heights Investments 196 Proprietary Limited on a ZAR R176 million sale of business transaction in terms of which Pacific Heights Investments 196 Proprietary Limited sold two residential complexes forming part of a land assembly scheme in Sandown, Sandton, located on a site measuring 13 384m² in total;
Assisting in advising Thebe Investment Corporation Proprietary Limited on the refinancing of certain facilities; and
Assisting Thebe Renewable Holdings Proprietary Limited (TREH) with a due diligence in respect of its Round 1, Round 3 and Round 4 projects, as well as the shareholders of these Projects (Thebe Group). A certain lender was looking to subscribe for preference shares in an entity within the Thebe Group, which will be incorporated by TREH. The preference shares will be used to: (i) refinance existing preference share facilities of TREH; and (ii) make distributions to the ordinary shareholders of TREH.