Seraj Haroun

Baker & McKenzie


Seraj Haroun is a senior associate in Baker McKenzie’s Corporate and M&A Practice Group in Johannesburg. He acts for clients in transactions and reorganizations across a broad range of sectors and industries.

Practice Focus

Seraj focuses on domestic and cross-border private M&A and corporate reorganizations. He has extensive experience in complex transactions involving coordination of legal capabilities across multiple jurisdictions.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised Symantec Corporation on the South African leg of the USD 8 billion global disposal of its information management business.
  • Advised Brenntag on its acquisition of chemical distribution companies Plastichem (South Africa) and Thread Management (Mauritius).
  • Advised an S&P 500 manufacturing company on the South African leg of its global reorganization in over 50 countries.
  • Acted for Daimler AG in its disposal of certain motor dealerships and real estate in the Western Cape province of South Africa.
  • Acted for Brenntag in its acquisition of Warren Chem Specialities, a leading South African chemical distribution company.

Professional Honors

  • Next Generation Lawyer, Commercial, Corporate and M&A, Legal 500 EMEA 2017

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Law Society of the Northern Provinces - Member
  • New York Bar Association - Member


  • New York~United States (2012)
  • South Africa~South Africa (2008)


  • University of Cape Town (LL.B.) (2005)
  • University of Cape Town (Bachelor's Degree Business Sciences) (2005)


  • Afrikaans
  • English