Taryn Potter

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Location: Cape Town

Tel: +27 21 405 5144

Fax: +27 11 535 8721

Email: tpotter@werksmans.com


Director Taryn Potter forms part of the Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions practice area. She specialises in mergers & acquisitions; listings; international transactions; acquisitions and management/leverage buy-outs; black economic empowerment transactions; and corporate finance and structuring. Taryn also advises in matters related to the restructuring of corporate entities; employee incentivisation plans; incorporation of profit and non-profit companies; and commercial property transactions.

  • Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mergers and acquisitions 
  • Listings
  • International transactions
  • Acquisitions and management/leverage buy-outs
  • Black economic empowerment transactions
  • Corporate finance and structuring
  • Restructuring of corporate entities
  • Employee incentivisation plans
  • Incorporation of profit and non-profit companies
  • Commercial property transactions


  • Corporate M&A
  • Banking & Finance
  • Property & Real Estate
  • LLB (University of Cape Town)
  • 2008: Admitted as an Attorney and Notary Public
  • 2011: Senior Associate: Werksmans
  • 2014: Director, Werksmans


  • Sir Richard Luyt Memorial Scholarship winner
  • Advised Franke Holding AG in relation to its disposal of Defy Appliances Pty Ltd to Ardutch BV
  • Advised Clover Industries Limited in respect of their listing on the JSE
  • Advised Mix Telematics Limited in respect of their listing on the NYSE
  • Advised JP Morgan and Standard Bank (as underwriters) in respect of the Murray and Roberts rights offer
  • Acted as South African legal counsel to Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Sanlam (as joint bookrunners) in respect of the Capitec Bank Holdings Ltd rights offer
  • Advised Basil Read Holdings Limited in relation to its disposal of TWP Holdings Pty Ltd to Worley Parsons Ltd