Njabulo Hlophe

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Senior Associate

Location: Johannesburg

Tel: +27 11 535 8498

Fax: +27 11 535 8598

Email: nhlophe@werksmans.com

ABOUT

Njabulo Hlophe is a Senior Associate in the Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions practice area. His areas of specialisation include general commercial advice; mergers & acquisitions; broad-based black economic empowerment transactions; corporate governance and compliance; group restructurings and reorganisation; mining transactions; due diligence investigations; and trusts and trust administrations. Njabulo, a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society, holds an LLB (with distinction) from the University of the Witwatersrand. He has advised on several major maters, including advising South Suez Capital Investments Limited in relation to their group restructuring.

  • Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions
  • General commercial advice
  • Mergers & acquisitions 
  • Broad-based black economic empowerment transactions
  • Corporate governance and compliance
  • Group restructurings and reorganisation 
  • Mining transactions
  • Due diligence investigations
  • Trusts and trust administration 

 

  • LLB (with distinction) (University of the Witwatersrand)
  • Advanced Company Law I (University of the Witwatersrand - Nelson Mandela Institute)
  • Advanced Company Law II (University of the Witwatersrand - Nelson Mandela Institute)
  • 2014: Candidate Attorney, Werksmans
  • 2016: Associate, Werksmans
  • 2018: Senior Associate, Werksmans
  • Member of the Golden Key International Honour Society.
  • Awarded Nadine Mann Memorial Prize (Wits) for the most distinguished student in the Practical Legal Studies course, and noted for his contribution to the Wits Law Clinic.
  • Publication regarding the constitution of the "workplace" in terms of South African employment law in the Without Prejudice Law Journal, IOL Business Report, Cape Times Business Report, Mercury Business Report and STAR Business Report.
  • Conducting training to the board of Total South Africa Proprietary Limited in relation to good corporate governance practices and rights and fiduciary duties of directors.
  • Conducting training to the board of Engen Proprietary Limited in relation to major public to private transactions, minority protections/specially protected matters, business rescue proceedings, relationship between shareholders and directors and management participation.
  • Advising Glencore Energy UK Limited regarding its acquisition of: (i) 75% of the equity and debt interests in Chevron South Africa Proprietary Limited and (ii) 100% of the equity and debt interests in Chevron Botswana Proprietary Limited.
  • Advising the Land & Agricultural Development Bank of South Africa regarding the ambit and the adequacy of the delegations of power from the board to its chief executive officer and from the chief executive officer to the employees in light of the King IV Report on Corporate Governance for South Africa, 2016.
  • Advising the Minister of Economic Development (Minister Ebrahim Patel) regarding the impacts of the acquisition of SABMiller by Anheuser-Busch InBev in the context of the approval required by Anheuser-Busch InBev from the Competition Commission
  • Advising Sorbet Proprietary Limited regarding the internal restructuring of the Sorbet group of companies.
  • Advising Trafalgar Proprietary Limited regarding the internal restructuring of the Trafalgar group of companies.
  • Advising Ellerine Bros Proprietary Limited regarding the internal restructuring of the Ellerine Bros group of companies.
  • Advising Corruseal group regarding their Black economic empowerment and Employee Share Ownership Plan.
  • Advising Sealed Air Africa Proprietary Limited and Diversey South Africa Proprietary Limited regarding their black economic empowerment and Employee Share Ownership Plan.
  • Advising Just Batteries Proprietary Limited regarding their Employee Share Ownership Plan.
  • Advising Thelo Rolling Stock Leasing Proprietary Limited in relation to its operating lease agreements with Swaziland Railway for the provision of rolling stock to support and promote increased rail transportation and capacity in and on the rail corridor through the Kingdom of Swaziland.
  • Advised  Steyn City Properties Proprietary Limited in relation to – 
  • the negotiation and conclusion of all construction related agreements;
  • assisting the client in all construction related disputes; 
  • the negotiation and conclusion of public-private partnerships with the Gauteng Department of Transport in relation to the upgrade of provincial roads; 
  • drafting of all relevant property sale and transfer agreements (residential, commercial and land); and
  • land expropriation related matters,
  • in relation to the development of the 2 000 acre lifestyle estate comprising residential units, golf course and commercial space, north of Fourways in Johannesburg. R6,5 billion has been spent on the first phase and over the next few years, over R50 billion is expected to be spent for Phase2 of the development.
  • Advising Denel SOC Limited in relation to various agreements entered into with the Armaments Corporation of South Africa SOC Limited for the provision of management and operating services to the Simon's Town Dockyard.
  • Advising Thelo Rolling Stock Leasing Proprietary Limited in relation to its operating lease agreements with Minas Moatize Limitada for the provision of rolling stock on the Sena railway line in Mozambique connecting Tete with the Port of Beira.
  • Advising Tahal South Africa Proprietary Limited regarding its development and agricultural farming enterprise to be conducted on the Den Staat Farm situated in Limpopo. 
  • Advising Group Five Construction Proprietary Limited in relation to its disposal of the 49% shares it held in  Group Five Motlekar Proprietary Limited  to Motlekar Developments Proprietary Limited.