David Gewer

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Director

Location: Johannesburg

Tel: +27 11 535 8142

Fax: +27 11 535 8642

Email: dgewer@werksmans.com

ABOUT

A Director at Werksmans since 2008, David Gewer 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 (2017-2019), 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, Environmental & Resources
  • 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

 

  • BCom LLB (cum laude) (University of the Witwatersrand)
  • 2008: Director, Werksmans

 

  • Named as a leading lawyer in Mergers & Acquisitions in the 2015 and 2016 editions, a leading lawyer who is "excellent, very insightful, pragmatic and results driven" in the 2017 edition of IFLR1000 (Finance and Corporate) - The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms and a "highly regarded" lawyer for Mergers & Acquisitions in the 2018 edition
  • Named as a recommended lawyer in Commercial, Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions "who is smart, thorough and very responsive" by The Legal 500 (2015), a recommended lawyer in Commercial, Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions by The Legal 500 (2016), and a recommended lawyer in Commercial, Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions who is “a dedicated professional” who “applies commerciality to his advice and has the client’s interests at heart” by The Legal500 (2017), and a ‘pragmatic’ senior practitioner by The Legal500 (2018); and known as "a big name dealmaker" by The Legal500 (2019);
  • Named as a leading lawyer in Corporate/M&A by Chambers Global (2017 - 2019) who “received particularly high praise from sources throughout the market. Clients agree that "his attention to detail stands out - he is very thorough and conscientious."“
  • 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