Koos Pretorius is an Executive in the Corporate Commercial department at ENSafrica which is the largest department of its kind in Africa. He specialises in M&A, hostile take-overs and corporate restructures.
He has acted for sector and industry leaders in renewable energy, oil and gas, banking, insurance, media, communications, retail, mining, transport and logistics, property, gaming, hotel/leisure and private equity.
Koos’ experience includes commercial contracts, company law, corporate structuring and regulatory compliance. He frequently interacts with regulators who supervise M&A activity in South Africa such as the Takeover Regulation Panel, the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, the South African competition authorities, the SA banking regulator and the SA Financial Services Board. Koos has extensive take-over experience, having assisted in hostile take-over bids, complex schemes of arrangement, and in transactions where companies and their shareholders enter into more sophisticated arrangements aimed at achieving specific strategic imperatives.
He is a past member of the Ethics Committee of the Cape Law Society and has acted as a presenter of certain modules of the LLM programme on advanced company law at the University of Cape Town and the University of the Western Cape. He is a regular contributor to various legal and commercial publications.
Koos is recognised as a leading/recommended lawyer by:
agribusiness | anglophone africa | BBBEE | capital markets | corporate commercial | corporate finance | insolvency, business rescue and debt recovery | international trade | mergers and acquisitions | mining | natural resources | private equity | regulatory compliance: JSE/TRP/FSB | retail | transport, rail and logistics
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