DAVID GEWER

Director

More about: David Gewer
  • Corporate finance and structuring;
  • International transactions;
  • Listings/flotations;
  • Leveraged and management buy-outs;
  • Securities law;
  • Public offerings and private placements;
  • Private equity;
  • Black economic empowerment transactions and;
  • Distressed company transactions and restructuring.
  • BCom LLB (cum laude) - University of the Witwatersrand;
  • 2008: Director, Werksmans
  • Named as a leading lawyer in Mergers & Acquisitions in the 2015 and 2016 editions, a leading lawyer who is "excellent, very insightful, pragmatic and results driven" in the 2017 edition and a "highly regarded" lawyer in Mergers and Acquisitions in the 2018 and 2019 editions of IFLR1000 (Finance and Corporate) - The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms; 
  • Named as a recommended lawyer in Commercial, Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions "who is smart, thorough and very responsive" by The Legal 500 (2015), a recommended lawyer in Commercial, Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions by The Legal 500 (2016), a recommended lawyer in Commercial, Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions who is “a dedicated professional” who “applies commerciality to his advice and has the client’s interests at heart” by The Legal 500 (2017), and a ‘pragmatic’ senior practitioner by The Legal 500 (2018);
  • Named as a leading lawyer in Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions by Chambers Global (2017-2018) who “received particularly high praise from sources throughout the market. Clients agree that "his attention to detail stands out - he is very thorough and conscientious";
  • Served as a director of the Turnaround Management Association of South Africa;
  • Lectured courses on 'Managing a Turnaround' at Wits Business School;
  • Authored or co-authored Chapters on Corporate Law issues in various publications and books.