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Shivani is a South African qualified lawyer and associate in the firm’s Africa Practice Group. She advises on a broad range of general transactional matters including corporate governance, JSE listing requirements, and intellectual property. She has particular expertise in drafting and negotiating agreements in relation to acquisitions, joint ventures, trade agreements, licensing, franchising, supply chain, agency, distribution and logistics, outsourcing, broadcasting and licensing, privacy and data protection, and performer contracts. Her experience also includes conducting due diligence investigations related to corporate transactions.

  • Represented a blockchain platform with the conclusion of a Software Subscription Agreement to the value of USD 2,000,000.00.
  • Represented a multinational diagnostics company with the alignment of its data protection addendum with the data protection laws of South Africa and Botswana.
  • Represented a multi-regional telecommunications company with the negotiation of a tender proposal and the associated agreements to the value of ZAR 117 million.
  • Represented a multi-regional telecommunications company with the negotiation and drafting of a Dark Fiber Sale of Assets Agreement to the value of USD 10 million.
  • Represented a multi-regional telecommunications company with the drafting and negotiating of a Construction of an Inventory Database and the Sale of Aging Equipment Agreement.
  • Represented a multi-regional telecommunications company with the drafting and negotiating of an Asset Management Services for Network Infrastructure Equipment Agreement.
  • Represented a multi-regional telecommunications company in the drafting of its Dawn Raid response guidelines.
  • Represented a South African mobile operator with the conclusion of a sale of rights agreement in respect of code, scripts, tools and other software included in the patent applications.
  • Represented a multinational shipping company with a dual listing of its ordinary shares on the NASDAQ (primary listing) and the JSE (secondary listing).
  • Represented Japanese shipping companies in its jurisdictional project comprising: the (i) incorporation and registration of its African subsidiaries and provided advice on the local business operations in Ghana and Cote D’Ivoire; and (ii) ensured compliance with the local laws of Ghana and Cote D’ Ivoire.
  • Represented India’s largest integrated power company with the sale of its 50% stake in another company and conducted a detailed vendor due diligence investigation.
  • Represented a multinational (with respect to the structuring and disposal of its non-core assets. The transaction included an extensive review of the underling coal supply agreements in terms of which the supply and purchase of coal from its collieries to four major power stations in South Africa was guaranteed.
  • Represented a multinational mining company on the (i) South African regulatory requirements in respect of the Companies Act and the Mineral Petroleum Resources Development Act; (ii) prepare a share purchase agreement; and (iii) ensured that all the corporate records of the companies in its group are complete and up to date.
  • Represented a multinational contract foodservice company with (i) an initial vendor due diligence report; (ii) a supplementary due diligence report and (ii) negotiated and prepared the share purchase agreement where the sale shares had a value of ZAR 1 000, 000 00, 00.
  • Represented a multinational outsourcing and technology services company with the implementation of a B-BBEE Equity Equivalent Investment Programme (“EEIP”) as contemplated in the B-BBEE legislation as opposed to transferring equity to a B-BBEE shareholder for its South African operation.
  • Represented a multinational business process management company with the implementation of an Employee Share Ownership Plan (“ESOP”), which included the drafting of the: (i) ESOP trust deed; (ii) subscription agreement, (iii) loan agreement; (iv) memorandum of incorporation; (v) shareholders agreement; (vi) the requisite resolutions, for its South African operations.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Admitted as an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa
  • Member of the Law Society of the Northern Provinces