Kevin Trudgeon

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Location: Johannesburg

Tel: +27 11 535 8169

Fax: +27 11 535 8669



Director Kevin Trudgeon heads up the Commercial practice area, advising in matters related to Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions and Investment Funds & Private Equity. Kevin’s broad area of specialisation includes securities law; banking and financial services regulation; black economic empowerment transactions; corporate finance and structuring; debt capital markets; and employee incentivisation plans. He also advises on exchange control; leveraged and acquisition finance; leveraged and management buy-outs; listings/flotations; private equity; project and limited recourse finance; syndicated and bilateral financing structures; and mergers and acquisitions. Kevin is a recommended lawyer in Corporate/M&A by The Legal500 (2011 – 2019).

  • Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Investment Funds & Private Equity
  • securities law
  • banking and financial services regulation
  • black economic empowerment transactions
  • corporate finance and structuring
  • debt capital markets
  • employee incentivisation plans
  • exchange control
  • leveraged and acquisition finance
  • leveraged and management buy-outs
  • listings/flotations
  • private equity
  • project and limited recourse finance
  • syndicated and bilateral financing structures
  • mergers and acquisitions in South Africa
  • mergers and acquisitions in South Africa
  • BA LLB (University of the Witwatersrand) 
  • 1998: Director, Werksmans
  • Head of Commercial Department 


  • Has lectured:
    • Corporate & Tax Law component of the MBA degree offered by Wits Business School
    • Law of Security component of the Wits LLB degree
  • Consistently recognised in international ratings. Named:
    • as a recommended lawyer in Corporate/M&A by The Legal500 (2011 - 2019)
    • as a leading lawyer in Debt & Equity work in The International Who’s Who of Capital Market Lawyers (2013)
    • as a leading lawyer in Banking and Finance (2007 ‑ 2009) and in Corporate/M&A (2010 - 2020) by Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business
    • as a leading lawyer in  Mergers and Acquisitions by IFLR1000: The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms (2010 – 2017) and ranked as a "highly regarded" practitioner for Private Equity and Mining in IFLR1000 (2018)
    • as a leading lawyer in Capital Markets (2007 – 2010) and Banking (2007 – 2011) by The International Who’s Who Legal
    • as a leading lawyer in M&A and Governance in The International Who's Who of Capital Market Lawyers (2018).