Morné van der Merwe is an M&A/corporate lawyer whose practice has developed a focus on mining transactions and other transactional and corporate work. He is named as a leading lawyer for corporate and mergers and acquisitions by Best Lawyers International (2009 and 2010), Chambers Global (2007 – 2011), Legal 500 (2010), and PLC Which lawyer? (2007 – 2011); for mining by the International Who’s Who Legal (2010 and 2011); and for mergers and acqusitions by IFLR 1000 (2010 and 2011). Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. van der Merwe was the director and head of the mining practice at Werksmans from 1997 to 2011 and was the director and co-head of the global natural resource practice at Dewey & LeBoeuf from 2011 to 2012.
Mr. van der Merwe routinely assists clients in matters involving mergers and acquisitions, securities law, mining transactions, Black Economic Empowerment transactions, capital markets, corporate finance and structuring, leveraged and management buy-outs, and private equity transactions.
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- AML Resources Ltd (incorporated in Hong Kong) on its acquisition and development of manganese assets in SA.
- Aquarius Platinum Group in relation to its secondary listing on the JSE; on a share placement and simultaneous rights issue on the JSE Ltd, ASX and LSE; and in relation to its BEE transaction.
- Forbes & Manhattan Coal Corp. in relation to its secondary listing on the securities exchange operated by the JSE Limited.
- Xstrata South Africa (Pty) Ltd. on its acquisition of Eland Platinum Holdings Ltd. and acquisition of an interest in Lonmin.
- Evraz Group SA on its investment in Highveld Steel and Vanadium Corporation.
- Xstrata Alloys on its BEE transaction with Kagiso Trust Investments in relation to the Mototolo joint venture and the Bakwena ba Magopa Community in relation to its Rhovan Vanadium Operation.
- Xstrata South Africa (Pty) Ltd. on its BEE joint venture with African Rainbow Minerals Ltd.
- ArcelorMittal on its BEE transaction.
- Avusa Ltd. on its restructuring and unbundling out of Johncom and on its acquisition of 100 percent of the issued share capitals of Universal Print Group (Pty) Ltd. and Hirt & Carter (Pty) Ltd.
- Johnnic Communications on the disposal of its 39.56 percent stake in Electronic Media Network (M- Net) and SuperSport International Holdings to MIH.
South Africa (1995)