Daniel Besong

About Daniel

  • Daniel is a corporate and commercial attorney with over 11 years experience in the financial services industry and legal practice. He has acquired practical experience in private equity and investment banking industry as well as in private practice.
  • Daniel has advised extensively in the emerging markets with a focus on Africa spanning across different sectors including agri-business, oil and gas, energy, financial services, telecoms and FMCG sectors in over 15 countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Daniel acts for listed and non-listed financial service providers such as private equity firms, asset managers and pension funds.
  • He has acted in several civil and common law jurisdictions across Africa on cross-border financial services regulation and compliance related mandates.
  • Daniel regularly provides training workshops and seminars to clients both in-house and externally in different areas of financial services law.

Qualifications

  • LL.B (Bachelor of Laws) Potchefstroom University, South Africa
  • LL.M (Masters of Laws) Potchefstroom University, South Africa
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Finance & Accounting, Wits Business School, South Africa
  • Post Graduate Certificate in International Business Transactions Law, Wits Law School, South Africa
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Competition Law, Wits Law School, South Africa
  • International Advanced Certificate in Compliance & Finance Crime, ICT, United Kingdom
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Drafting and Interpretation of Contracts, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Languages

English and French

Nerisha Lakhan (nee Ramgoolam)

About Nerisha

  • Nerisha is a property and conveyancing attorney with over 8 years of experience.
  • She specializes in all aspects of property law including dispute resolutions, deeds of transfer, mortgage bonds, subdivisions; consolidations, capital gains tax and VAT, advice and general opinions on property related matters.
  • She has extensive knowledge in all aspects of the transfer process; the registration of small sectional title schemes and mortgage bond registrations. Nerisha was admitted as a Notary in 2012 and is available to assist clients in the drafting of Antenuptial Contracts and other Notarial work.
  • She has several years of conveyancing experience, including subdivisions, township developments, sectional title developments, servitudes, usufruct transfers, general transfers, mortgage bonds.

Qualifications

  • LL.B (Bachelor of Laws) University of KwaZulu-Natal

Languages

English and Afrikaans

Samantha Phumaphi

About Samantha

  • Samantha is a Barrister (Advocate), mediator, arbitrator and facilitator with 10 years of experience between the United Kingdom and South Africa legal systems.
  • She has expertise in commercial, civil and labour matters.
  • She focuses on supporting clients with legal services, including dispute resolution, mediation and arbitration, as well a certified facilitator related topical trainings. She has presented in front of magistrates, crown, county, and immigration tribunals, family courts and has also made successful appeals to the High Court of Appeals (UK).
  • She has strong legal, commercial and civil knowledge in South Africa. Her competencies include: negotiation, mediation, arbitration, family (divorce, child care, ancillary relief), commercial, labour (taxi, mining industries), cross-border activities and personal injury.
  • She has advised medium to large corporates on appropriate dispute resolution strategies and structures such as ESKOM, SAA, Council for Medical Schemes, Anglo American.

Qualifications

  • LL.B (Bachelor of Laws) University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
  • LL.M (Masters of Laws) University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Bar Vocational Course Law, University of the West of England
  • Mediation Certificate, London School of Mediation, England
  • Mediation, Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution, England

Languages

English

Thandeka (Busi) Mbokazi

About Busi

  • Busi is a corporate and commercial attorney with over 7 years experience.
  • She advises clients on the appropriate finance vehicle for their relevant transaction, equity and debt advice, drafting of equity, finance and security documents and acting on behalf of private borrowers. She also advises on security, lending and transport infrastructure funding agreements, amongst other infrastructure finance projects.
  • She provides legal advice on legislation that affects business entities operating in South Africa (including the Companies Act, Consumer Protection Act, and National Credit Act); drafting agreements and related documents (memoranda of understanding, powers of attorney and related documents) and reviewing various agreements.
  • She conducts due diligence; drafting and negotiating transaction agreements and related transaction documents (i.e. sale of shares agreement, sale of business agreement, shareholders’ agreement, etc.) and providing legal advice related to transactions.

Qualifications

  • LL.B (Bachelor of Laws) University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management, Brighton School of Business
  • CSSA Professional Post-Graduate Qualification: Company Secretarial and Governance, Institute of Chartered Secretaries of Southern Africa
  • Certificate in Energy Law, Mandela Institute, University of Witwatersrand

 

Languages

English and Zulu

Khanya Sithebe

About Khanya

  • Khanya is a corporate and commercial lawyer and provides assistance in general corporate and commercial law related matters.
  • She assists in drafting a myriad of agreements relating to business structures and deals.
  • She performs legal research and drafting opinions on various complicated legal matters.
  • She drives litigation matters from start to successful completion.

Qualifications

  • LL.B (Bachelor of Laws) Witwatersrand University, South Africa

Languages

English and Zulu