PIERRE LE ROUX

Director

More about: Pierre le Roux
Pierre le Roux specialises in:
  • Mergers and acquisitions in South Africa;
  • 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; and
  • 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); and
  • 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.