Janine Howard

Janine Howard

Director Designate
Baker & McKenzie


Janine Howard is a director designate in Baker McKenzie's Corporate M&A Practice Group in Johannesburg.

Janine has experience in public and private corporate transactions and mergers and acquisitions, with particular focus on private equity, private M&A and Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE).

Janine has worked extensively on cross-border transactions across a number of sectors, including financial services, logistics, food and agriculture, technology, mining and resources.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised Bidvest Group Limited on its acquisition of the Noonan management group which is headquartered in Ireland. *
  • Advised Coca-Cola Beverages Africa on its acquisition of Castel Malawi’s Southern Bottlers. *
  • Advised First Carlyle Growth V on its acquisition of Amalgamated Electronic Corporation Limited. *
  • Advised Foodcorp Proprietary Limited, a subsidiary of RCL Foods Limited on its acquisition of the Sunshine Bakery group, one of South Africa's largest independent baking businesses, from AFGRI Group Holdings and the founders. *
  • Advised Pan African Resources PLC in the sale if its Uitkomst colliery to Coal of Africa Limited. *
  • Advised RCL Foods Limited on the unwinding of their Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) structure. *
  • Advised the sellers of the Mastrantonio catering business to Bidvest Catering Services Proprietary Limited. *

* Experience obtained prior to joining Baker McKenzie

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Law Society of South Africa


  • South Africa (2016)


  • University of Cape Town (LLM) (2014)
  • University of Cape Town (LLB) (2011)
  • University of Cape Town (BA) (2009)


  • English