Fatima Rodrigues

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Director, Head of Property and Real Estate practice (Johannesburg)

Location: Johannesburg

Tel: +27 11 535 8318

Fax: +27 11 535 8741

Email: frodrigues@werksmans.com


Director Fatima Rodrigues is Head of Property & Real Estate (Johannesburg team), practising in the Commercial areas of Property & Real Estate as well as Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions. She specialises in property development; spatial planning and township establishment; mergers, acquisitions and disposals of property and property holding vehicles; real estate investment trusts; and property finance and security. Fatima holds BA, LLB, MA and HDip Tax Law qualifications and has been a Director at Werksmans initially from 1985 to 2005, at Fluxmans from 2005 to 2017 and again at Werksmans from 2017.

  • Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Property Law and Real Estate
  • property development;
  • spatial planning and township establishment;
  • mergers, acquisitions and disposals of property and property owning vehicles;
  • REITs (Real Estate Investment Trusts); and
  • property finance and security.
  • Advised Tsogo Sun Holdings Limited, South Africa's largest hotel and casino operator, in its R23 billion proposed 2019 transaction with Hospitality Property Fund Limited ("HPF") encompassing the restructuring, unbundling and sale of certain of Tsogo Sun's casino and hotel properties to HPF in a shares and subscription transaction worth R23 billion. The restructuring would have afforded Tsogo Sun's shareholders an opportunity to hold both HPF shares and Tsogo Sun's shares thereby diversifying their holdings.  At a transaction value of R23 billion, this would have been the largest restructuring and property disposal transaction ever concluded in South Africa.
  • Advised Oxford Parks, a subsidiary of Intaprop Property Development and Investment Proprietary Limited, on a transaction with a value in the order of R400 million, including the:
  • bulk external engineering services agreement with the City of Johannesburg relating to the new "Oxford Parks" city precinct in Rosebank;
  • transaction structure, internal engineering services agreement, development agreement, lease agreement and sale of a letting enterprise in the Oxford Parks precinct in respect of a particular erf in the precinct.
  • Advised Investec Property Proprietary Limited in its R2 billion development of a mixed-use precinct on a portion of the Wanderers golf course in Johannesburg.
  • Advised CRI-Eagle Investments Proprietary Limited and Investec Property Proprietary Limited on the on-going creation and development of "The Central", a new city precinct in Sandton, opposite Sandton City and bounded by Rivonia and Pybus Roads, Katherine and Johan Streets.
  • BA
  • LLB
  • MA
  • H Dip Tax Law
  • Admitterd as an Attorney and Conveyancer
  • Director (Werksmans) 1989 - 2004;
  • Director (Fluxmans) 2005 – mid 2017;
  • Director (Werksmans) from mid 2017.


  • Ranked as a recognised Practitioner by Chambers Global in Real Estate in 2019 and 2020
  • Named as a recommended lawyer in Real Estate by The Legal 500 in 2019.