David Gewer

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Director

Location: Johannesburg

Tel: +27 11 535 8142

Fax: +27 11 535 8642

Email: dgewer@werksmans.com

ABOUT

David Gewer is a director and advises in the Africa; Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions; and Mining & Resources practice areas. He specialises in corporate finance and structuring; international transactions; listings/flotations; leveraged and management buy-outs; securities law; public offerings and private placements; private equity; black economic empowerment transactions; and distressed company transactions and restructuring. David is named as a leading lawyer in Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions by Chambers Global (2017-2021), receiving particularly high praise from sources throughout the market. Clients agree that “his attention to detail stands out – he is very thorough and conscientious.”

  • Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mining
  • Corporate finance and structuring
  • International transactions
  • Listings/flotations
  • Leveraged and management buy-outs
  • Securities law
  • Public offerings and private placements
  • Private equity
  • Black economic empowerment transactions
  • Distressed company transactions and restructuring

 

  • 1992- BCom LLB (cum laude) (University of the Witwatersrand)
  • 1995- LLB (cum laude), University of the Witwatersrand
  • 1998-Admitted as an Attorney
  • 2008: Director, Werksmans

 

  • Ranked lawyer by Chambers Global | 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 | Corporate/M&A (South Africa)
  • Ranked as a leading practitioner by The Legal 500 | 2015 – 2021 | Commercial, Corporate and M&A
  • Ranked as a highly regarded practitioner by IFLR 1000 (Finance and Corporate) – The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms | 2015 – 2021 | M&A
  • Served as a director of the Turnaround Management Association of South Africa
  • Lectured courses on 'Managing a Turnaround' at Wits Business School
  • Authored or co-authored Chapters on Corporate Law issues in various publications and books

What the market has to say

Chambers Global

  • “received particularly high praise from sources throughout the market. Clients agree that "his attention to detail stands out - he is very thorough and conscientious""
  • "solution driven" and "excellent"
  • "top-notch service combined with tireless work ethic"
  • "an experienced corporate lawyer"

Legal 500

  • "who is smart, thorough and very responsive"
  • “a dedicated professional” who “applies commerciality to his advice and has the client’s interests at heart"
  • "a pragmatic senior practitioner"
  • "a big name dealmaker"
  • "exemplary legal knowledge" and "a client centric approach to all engagements"
  • "very knowledgeable and experienced" and "willing to go the extra mile"
  • a "key name in mining M&A"

IFLR1000

  • "excellent, very insightful, pragmatic and results driven"
  • "great problem solver"