Njabulo Hlophe

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Location: Johannesburg

Tel: +27 11 535 8498

Fax: +27 11 535 8598

Email: nhlophe@werksmans.com


Njabulo Hlophe is a Director in the Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions practice area. His experience includes advising on mergers and acquisitions (public and private); corporate finance and structuring; takeovers and offers; broad-based black economic empowerment transactions; leveraged and management buyouts; employee share ownership plans as well as general corporate governance matters. Njabulo participated in the renowned African Legal Fellows Program and practised in New York for a year. He holds an LLB (with distinction) and Certificates in Advanced Company Law from the University of the Witwatersrand.

  • Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Corporate finance and structuring
  • Takeovers and offers
  • Broad-based black economic empowerment transactions
  • Leveraged and management buyouts
  • Employee share ownership plans
  • General corporate governance matters
  • Advised the joint business rescue practitioners of Comair Limited in relation to Comair Limited's capital restructure and specific issue for cash, pursuant to Comair Limited being placed in business rescue
  • Advised Glencore Energy UK Limited regarding its acquisition of equity and debt interests in Chevron South Africa Proprietary Limited and Chevron Botswana Proprietary Limited
  • Advised the shareholders of Sorbet Proprietary Limited regarding the disposal of its issued share capital to Long4Life Proprietary Limited
  • Advised Steyn City Properties Proprietary Limited regarding all its construction / development related agreements and its public-private partnerships
  • Advised The Land & Agricultural Development Bank of South Africa regarding various corporate governance issues
  • Advised Air Traffic and Navigation Services SOC Limited regarding its constitutional documents and the alignment thereof to the PFMA
  • Advised Candur Active Value Investments Proprietary Limited in relation to its acquisition of the House of Busby business
  • Advised Basil Read Holdings Limited regarding the refinancing of its corporate debt facilities for purposes of achieving a 'debt standstill'
  • Advised Trafalgar Property Management Proprietary Limited regarding the corporate restructuring of the Trafalgar group
  • Advised Diversey South Africa Proprietary Limited regarding the constitution of its Employee Share Ownership Plan
  • LLB (with distinction) (University of the Witwatersrand)
  • Certificates in Advanced Company Law I & II (University of the Witwatersrand)
  • 2014: Candidate Attorney, Werksmans
  • 2016: Associate, Werksmans
  • 2018: Senior Associate, Werksmans
  • 2018/2019: Associate, Kirkland & Ellis (New York)
  • 2019: Senior Associate, Werksmans
  • 2021: Director, Werksmans
  • African Legal Fellow, Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice (New York), 2018/2019
  • Panelist, “African Legal Fellows: Legal Landscape in Africa”, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US LLP (New York, December 2018)
  • Panelist, “A Conversation with the Vance Center African Legal Fellows: Legal Landscape, Energy Sector and Opportunities in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa", Linklaters LLP (New York, February 2019)
  • Panelist, “A Conversation with the Vance Center Africa Legal Fellows: The Power Africa Initiative,” Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (UK) LLP (New York, March 2019)
  • Member, Golden Key International Honour Society