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 consortium comprising Thesele Group Proprietary Limited, Mortimer Motors Proprietary Limited and Hallmark Motors Proprietary Limited in relation to the acquisition of Bidvest Car Rental Proprietary Limited from The Bidvest Group Proprietary Limited
  • Advised the joint business rescue practitioners of Comair Limited in relation to Comair Limited's capital restructure and specific issue for cash
  • 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 the entire issued share capital of Sorbet Proprietary Limited to Long4Life Proprietary Limited
  • Advised Steyn City Properties Proprietary Limited regarding its construction / development related agreements and its public-private partnerships
  • Advised The Land & Agricultural Development Bank of South Africa regarding various corporate governance matters
  • Advised Air Traffic and Navigation Services SOC Limited regarding various corporate governance matters
  • Advised Candur Active Value Investments Proprietary Limited in relation to its acquisition of the House of Busby business
  • 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