Pierre le Roux

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Location: Stellenbosch

Tel: +27 21 809 6148

Fax: +27 11 535 8505

Email: pleroux@werksmans.com


Pierre le Roux is a Director in the Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions practice area. He specialises in mergers & acquisitions in South Africa; structured loans and security; commercial property; agricultural commercial transactions; and black economic empowerment transactions. Pierre also has deep experience in corporate finance and structuring; corporate governance; listings/flotations; leveraged and management buy-outs; private equity; public offerings and private placements; and general commercial transactions. He is highly skilled in commercial transactions in a number of sectors – especially short-term insurance; retail; food production; tourism; and agriculture – as well as large property transactions and the financing thereof.

  • Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Structured loans and security
  • Commercial property
  • Agricultural commercial transactions
  • Black Economic Empowerment transactions
  • Corporate finance and structuring
  • Corporate governance
  • Listings/flotations
  • Leveraged and management buy-outs
  • Private equity
  • Public offerings and private placements
  • General commercial transactions


  • Commercial transactions in a number of sectors, especially short term insurance industry, retail sector, food production sector, tourism sector and the agricultural sector
  • Large property transactions and the financing thereof


  • BCom LLB (Stellenbosch University)
  • Grad Dip (Tax) (University of Cape Town)
  • Conveyancer and Notary
  • 1986: Partner, Jan S. de Villiers
  • 2001: Managing Partner, Jan S. de Villiers
  • 2009: Director, Werksmans
  • Deputy Chairman of Werksmans from 2009 – 2012


  • Named as a recommended lawyer in Corporate/M&A by PLC Which Lawyer (2009 - 2011)
  • Completed the Mediation course by the London School of Mediators
  • Named as a recommended lawyer in Corporate M&A by the Legal 500 (2016)
  • Over 30 years of experience in commercial law in many sectors such as banking, retail, insurance, property, IT, agriculture and property and has acted for many high profile businesses such as Shoprite, Pepkor, Santam, Pioneer, Steinhoff. Recent relevant public transactions that he advised on and that may be of interest include the Steinhoff/Pepkor/Brait merger earlier this year and the sale of Fundamo (cell phone payment platform) to VISA  a couple of years ago