Gerhard Johannes

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Director, Head of Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions practice

Location: Johannesburg

Tel: +27 11 535 8107

Fax: +27 11 535 8607

Email: gjohannes@werksmans.com

ABOUT

Director Gerhard Johannes is Head of the Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions practice group. He specialises in corporate finance; public offerings and private placements; black economic empowerment transactions; international transactions; exchange control; leveraged and acquisition finance; leveraged and management buy-outs; listings/flotations; private equity; project and limited recourse finance; and mergers & acquisitions. Gerhard is named as a leading lawyer in Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions by Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2007 – 2020); and a recommended lawyer in Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions by The Legal500 (2010; 2018; 2020 and 2021).

  • Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Corporate finance
  • Public offerings and private placements
  • Black economic empowerment transactions
  • International transactions
  • Exchange control
  • Leveraged and acquisition finance
  • Leveraged and management buy-outs
  • Listings/flotations
  • Private equity
  • Project and limited recourse finance

 

  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • BA LLB (Stellenbosch University)
  • Higher Diploma in Company Law (University of the Witwatersrand)
  • Higher Diploma in Tax Law (University of the Witwatersrand)
  • 1999: Director, Werksmans
  • Head of Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions practice area

 

  • Ranked lawyer (Band 3) by Chambers Global | 2007 – 2021 | Corporate/M&A
    • He receives strong praise for his focus on the needs of the client. One source also noted that "his work product is consistently good," while emphasising that "he has a good sense of when things are urgent and when they aren't."
  • Ranked as a recommended lawyer by Legal 500 | 2010, 2016, 2020 and 2021 | Corporate M&A
  • Ranked as a highly regarded practitioner by IFLR 1000 | 2018 | M&A