• Authentic and Sustainable Transformation Solutions
  • See the deal through
  • Powering Effective Governance
  • Enforcing your Rights
  • Supporting Sustainable Growth
  • Navigating the Next Frontier
  • Cutting Through Burdensome Regulation
  • Strengthening Employer – Employee Relations
  • Preserving A Living Legacy for Future Generations
EMPOWERMENT1 TRANSACTION ADVISORY3

ABOUT US

Economic and business conditions change constantly. Companies face an ever-growing burden of constantly adapting to disruption, growing and maintaining compliance within an increasingly complex competitive, social and regulatory regime.

At IusPrudentia Specialist Counsel, we provide expert trusted and assured counsel to our clients on a full range of legal, empowerment, transactional and business regulation issues that impact or define business strategy, operations and transactions and which find deeper relevance and impact within a broader changing social context. We aspire to be integral to and support the constant growth of our clients. We have in excess of 20 years' experience accumulated from the top law and consulting firms in the world and have worked in multiple jurisdictions on multi-billion dollar deals and transactions spanning multiple industries.

We are members of the Nextlaw Referral Network and therefore we provide our clients with the best of all worlds by continuing to serve them where we currently have offices, while also being able to direct them to top tier lawyers in other jurisdictions where they need legal counsel and business advice. We can build on our trusted relationships with our clients by putting the full resources of the global legal powerhouse at their disposal.

WHAT WE DO

We provide authentic, expert, trusted and assured counsel on a full range of economic empowerment, legal transaction and regulatory topics:



Economic Empowerment Advisory
Transaction Advisory and Corporate Law
Dispute Resolution
Mining, Natural Resources and Energy
Technology and Information Management
Regulatory and Public Law
Employment Law
Safety, Health and Environmental Law

Experience & Expertise

Our team has a rich breadth and depth of experience and has created impact in large corporations across the globe,
including providing counsel in respect of the following selected transactions

  • Advised Mozambique's electricity utility on the development of a critical electricity transmission line intended to evacuate electricity from the north of Mozambique to the south and onwards to participants of the Southern African Power Pool.     Jurisdictions: Mozambique
  • Advised a Middle East sovereign wealth fund in successfully recovering funds misappropriated in the "Tannenbaum Ponzi Scheme" – the largest South African Ponzi Scheme at the time Jurisdictions: Middle East; Asia; Europe; South Africa
  • Advised 800 meter athletics world and Olympic champion, Ms. Caster Semenya in relation to her continued participation in international female athletics Jurisdictions: South Africa
  • Advised Mimosa Investments, a joint venture between Aquarius Platinum and Impala Platinum on all aspects related to its disposal of a 51% shareholding in the Mimosa Mine in Zimbabwe pursuant to the implementation of Zimbabwean "indigenisation legislation" Jurisdictions: Zimbabwe
  • Advised Capture Your Value Limited, a United Kingdom incorporated company, in relation to the public offering of its securities in South Africa Jurisdictions: United Kingdom; South Africa
  • Advised Noventa Limited, a leading supplier of low cost industrial scale titanium concentrate listed on the AIM exchange, TSX and PLUS exchange on the South African law aspects related to a secured loan facility entered into with Richmond Partners Master Jurisdictions: United Kingdom; Canada; South Africa
  • Advised Tiffany & Co, a leading international diamond supplier on the South African law aspects related to a loan facility and offtake arrangements entered into with Diamcor Mining Jurisdictions: South Africa
  • Advised Brazilian company, Vale S.A. on all aspects relating to its proposed acquisition of the entire issued share capital of JSE listed company, Metorex Limited Jurisdictions: South Africa
  • Advised affiliates of Brazilian company, Vale S.A. in respect of the negotiation of contractual documentation relating to the development of the Moatize coal mine in the north of Mozambique, including the securing of electricity supply for the mine and a number of Vale's other local projects Jurisdictions: Mozambique
  • Advised and drafted contractual documentation on behalf of BP International relating to the disposal of its downstream assets in Tanzania, Namibia, Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe and Botswana Jurisdictions: Tanzania; Namibia; Zambia; Malawi; Zimbabwe; Botswana
  • Advised the Kariba North Bank Extension Power Corporation (a wholly owned subsidiary of Zesco Limited – Zambia's national electricity) in respect of contractual documentation relating to a loan facility procured from the Development Bank of Southern Africa relating to the construction of a 360MW peaking hydro power station in Zambia Jurisdictions: South Africa; Zambia
  • Advised ZTE, one of China's largest telecommunications companies listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, in respect of the contractual documentation relating to its successful bid to supply Cell C, one of South Africa's leading mobile telephone network operators with telecommunications equipment for the installation of Cell C's "4Gs" network Jurisdictions: South Africa
  • Advised a major shareholder of MTN Limited on issues arising out of the Securities Regulation Panel Code on Takeovers and Mergers in the proposed merger between Bharti Airtel and MTN Limited Jurisdictions: South Africa
  • Advised a consortium comprising Goldman Sachs and Ethos Private Equity on all aspects relating to their proposed acquisition of Gold Reef Resorts Jurisdictions: South Africa
  • Advised a number of clients including Eskom SOC Limited, MTN Limited, Anglo American Plc, Royal Bafokeng Platinum, Northam Platinum Limited, ExxonMobile Corp and Transnet SOC Limited respectively in respect of the launching of legal challenges to administrative and regulator decisions within the energy, waste, natural resources and environmental contexts Jurisdictions: South Africa
  • Advised on the purchase of a co-generation plan from a ferrochrome smelting plant operator used as part of a Clean Development Mechanism Project Jurisdictions: South Africa
  • Advised a number of clients including South African Breweries and Hitachi Ltd respectively on the regulatory requirements of homologation, import, exchange controls and market recall, including consumer protection Jurisdictions: South Africa
  • Assisted the Independent Power Producers Office within the South African Department of Energy on various regulatory frameworks applicable to the energy sector including the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme Jurisdictions: South Africa
  • Advised SMA Solar Technology AG regarding the International Financial Corporation's Performance Standards on Environmental and Social Sustainability and Equator Principles Jurisdictions: South Africa
  • Provided environmental regulatory advice to lenders and developers in connection with many projects under the Renewable Energy IPP Procurement Programme, including the Kakamas Hydro Electric Power Project, Northern Cape Bokspoort CSP Project, RustMo Solar Farm and De Aar Solar Photovoltaic Power Project Jurisdictions: South Africa
  • Advised the South African National Roads Agency in respect of various litigation matters emanating from the construction of the Wild Coast Toll Road Jurisdictions: South Africa
  • Advised the South African National Roads Agency in relation to the environmental impacts associated with the construction of national roads Jurisdictions: South Africa
  • Advised one of South Africa's largest petroleum retail operators with respect to representations to the Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment Commission relating to a Major BEE Transaction Jurisdictions: South Africa
  • Advised a leading provider of Johannesburg inner city housing units with respect to the incorporation and operational requirements of a foundation intended to uplift and improve the lives of inner city residents Jurisdictions: South Africa
  • Advised a leading provider of Johannesburg inner city housing units on all aspects relating to its compliance with Broad - Based Black Economic Empowerment legislation including initiative design and implementation Jurisdictions: South Africa
  • Advised a provider of "free" wi-fi across public transportation vehicles on all aspects related to the commercialisation of the venture, including the provision of regulatory assistance Jurisdictions: South Africa
  • Advised a number of cannabis producers on all aspects related to the commercialisation of their respective cannabis production businesses in Lesotho and understanding the South African regulatory context Jurisdictions: South Africa; Lesotho
  • Advised a leading South African hotel chain on all aspects related to its compliance with Broad – Based Black Economic Empowerment legislation including initiative design and implementation Jurisdictions: South Africa
  • Advised a multinational granite producer headquartered in Germany with a number of quarry operations in South Africa on all legal aspects relating to its South African operations Jurisdictions: South Africa
  • Advised a multinational testing, certification, inspection and training provider headquartered in Germany with respect to the implementation of a Broad – Based Black Economic Empower Compliant Equity Structure Jurisdictions: South Africa
  • Advised a leading multinational medical devices manufacturer and distributor headquartered in North America on all aspects related to its compliance with Broad – Based Black Economic Empowerment Legislation including initiative design and implementation Jurisdictions: South Africa
  • Advised a Communal Property Association with respect to all legal aspects relating to the commercialisation of 10 000 hectares of Land restored to the community pursuant to the South African Restitution of Land Rights Act, including the exploitation of mineral rights situated thereunder Jurisdictions: South Africa
  • Advised an Internet of Things technology start-up focussing on the use of big data analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning to improve vehicle information management systems on all legal aspects related to the commercialisation of its business, including corporate, regulatory and labour matters Jurisdictions: South Africa
  • Advised a technology start-up focussing on the supply of RFID blocking technology on all legal aspects related to the commercialisation of its business including corporate matters Jurisdictions: South Africa
  • Advised a technology start-up focussing on the provision of unmanned aerial imaging drones on all legal aspects related to the commercialisation of its business including corporate and regulatory matters Jurisdictions: South Africa
  • Advised a leading property developer on the legislative framework governing the process of a land claim lodged pursuant to the Restitution of Land Rights Act, in relation to one of its property developments Jurisdictions: South Africa
  • Advised a digital entertainment content provider on all legal aspects related to the commercialisation of its business Jurisdictions: South Africa

Join our team



Are you ethical, innovative, energetic and hardworking with an in-built motivation to make a difference in society?

We are looking for you!

We offer challenging and rewarding work and pride ourselves in developing and grooming exceptional talent. Let's talk about how we can add value to your career and professional development, please e-mail your CV to counsel@specialistcounsel.co.za

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