Jared Nickig

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Director

Location: Johannesburg

Tel: +27 11 535 8293

Fax: +27 11 535 8693

Email: jnickig@werksmans.com

ABOUT

Jared Nickig is a Director advising in the Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions and Mining & Resources practice areas. He specialises in takeovers; mergers & acquisitions; corporate reorganisations; and corporate governance. Jared graduated with distinction in his LLB and LLM degrees obtained at the University of the Witwatersrand. He has advised on several major matters in his career, including Eqstra Holdings Ltd on its hostile takeover bid for the entire issued share capital of Protech-Khuthele Ltd; and RACEC Group Ltd in its takeover by Grindrod Holdings (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd and subsequent delisting from the JSE.

  • Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mining, Environmental & Resources
  • Takeovers, mergers & acquisitions
  • Corporate reorganisations
  • Corporate Governance

 

  • Bachelor of Arts (University of the Witwatersrand)
  • LLB (University of the Witwatersrand)
  • LLM (University of the Witwatersrand)
  • LLM (Harvard)
  • 2012: Director, Werksmans
  • Admitted to practise as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa (Gauteng)
  • Graduated with distinction and ranked among the top students in his class for both his LL.B. and LL.M. degrees at the University of the Witwatersrand
  • Advised Genesis Capital Partners (Pty) Ltd on its acquisition of a 30% stake in Pefaco International Plc
  • Advised Heaven-Sent Capital Management Group Co., Ltd on its acquisition of the JSE-listed gold mining company, Village Main Reef Ltd
  • Advised Real Foods(Pty) Ltd on its acquisition of the Kauai group of companies
  • Advised Glencore Xstrata Plc on its recent secondary listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange
  • Advised a Chinese Consortium comprising of Hebei Iron & Steel Group Co. Ltd, Tewoo Group Co. Ltd, General Nice Development Ltd and China-Africa Development Fund Co. Ltd in their acquisition of Rio Tinto and Anglo American's 74.5% stake in Palaborwa Mining Company Ltd
  • Advised Jinchuan Group Ltd on its provision of a 350 million US Dollar lending facility to Wesizwe Platinum Ltd
  • Advised Pacorini Metals AG in its acquisition of a 70% stake in Access Freight Group (Pty) Ltd
  • Advised Eqstra Holdings Ltd on its hostile takeover bid for the entire issued share capital of Protech-Khuthele Ltd
  • Advised RACEC Group Ltd in its takeover by Grindrod Holdings (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd and its subsequent delisting from the JSE
  • Advised Avusa Ltd in its takeover by a consortium including Mvela Holdings Ltd
  • Advised Glencore International AG on its acquisition of a 74% stake in Optimum Coal Holdings Ltd and the subsequent delisting of Optimum Coal Holdings Ltd from the JSE
  • Advised Glencore International AG on its acquisition of a 50.3% stake in Umcebo Mining (Pty) Ltd
  • Named as a recommended lawyer in Mining by the Legal500 (2017)