Dylan Cunard

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Director

Location: Cape Town

Tel: +27 21 405 5173

Fax: +27 11 535 8553

Email: dcunard@werksmans.com

ABOUT

Director Dylan Cunard advises across the Africa; Banking & Finance; Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions; Financial Services Regulation; Investment Funds & Private Equity; and
China practice areas. His areas of speciality include corporate mergers & acquisitions; commercial property; private equity; investment funds; international transactions; black economic empowerment transactions; and advising on compliance with international (particularly UK and US) anti-bribery legislation. Dylan trained at a Magic Circle Firm in London from 2003 – 2005 and was part of the Werksmans team that won “Offshore Investment Team of the Year for South Africa”, at the Offshore Excellence Awards judged in London, in August 2014.

  • Banking & Finance
  • Investment Funds & Private Equity
  • Corporate/M&A
  • Commercial property
  • Private equity
  • Investment funds
  • International transactions
  • Black economic empowerment transactions
  • Advising on compliance with international (particularly, UK and US) anti-bribery legislation
  • 2002: LLB from Cardiff University/University Innsbruck, Austria  
  • 2003: LPC from BPP Law School, London, UK
  • 2003-2005: Trained at a Magic Circle Firm, London 
  • 2005: Seconded to Magic Circle Firm’s Berlin office 
  • 2005: Admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales 
  • 2005-2011: Practiced for six years at a Magic Circle firm in London post-qualification 
  • 2010-2011: Seconded to the Blackstone Group Berkeley Square, London, Real Estate Private Equity 
  • 2012: Senior Associate, Werksmans Advisory Services (Pty) Ltd                     
  • 2013: Director, Werksmans Advisory Services (Pty) Ltd        
  • Trained at a Magic Circle Firm, London (2003-2005)
  • Seconded to firm’s Berlin office (2005)
  • Admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales (2005)
  • Practiced for six years at a Magic Circle firm in London (2005-2011)
  • Seconded to the Blackstone Group Berkeley Square, London, Real Estate Private Equity (2010-2011)
  • Acted for Nomura on their acquisition of Lehman Brothers Limited’s equities and investment banking division
  • Acted for other large banking clients such as Credit Suisse, Citigroup and DGHYP on various refinancings
  • Advised Allan Gray, Amnesty International, Bank Insinger de Beaufort, Inspired Evolution, Investec Bank, JP Morgan, Palladino, Rapid African Energy Holdings and SAB Miller on various international transactions
  • Acted for E&Y on the administration of Kaupthing Singer & Friedlander (the Icelandic Bank)
  • Seconded to the Blackstone Group Berkeley Square, London, Real Estate Private Equity (2010-2011)
  • Advising Allan Gray, Amnesty International, Bank Insinger de Beaufort, Inspired Evolution, Investec Bank, JP Morgan, Palladino, Rapid African Energy Holdings and SAB Miller on various international transactions (2012)
  • Part of the Werksmans team that won “Offshore Investment Team of the Year for South Africa”, at the Offshore Excellence Awards judged in London, August 2014.