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Rudolph du Plessis

Rudolph du Plessis

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Rudolph is a Corporate and M&A lawyer specialising in private and public M&A and equity capital raising transactions.

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Experience

Based in Johannesburg, Rudolph is a well-established and respected practitioner in the South African M&A market. The last 10 years of his practice has seen a split between domestic work for South African clients, work for multinationals investing in South Africa and Sub-Saharan work for domestic and multinational clients. Rudolph advises a number of JSE listed companies on corporate governance and the South African Companies Act.

He also has particular expertise in cross-border M&A transactions and regularly advises foreign companies on investment in South Africa. In this regard Rudolph has acted for various multi-nationals in transactions in South Africa and elsewhere in Africa.

Rudolph is ranked by Chambers Global as a leading lawyer for Corporate and M&A in South Africa.

Rudolph's experience includes advising:

  • Hewlett-Packard on the South African aspects of various acquisitions and restructurings, including the splitting of HP’s computer and printer and corporate hardware and services businesses, and the acquisition of EDS*
  • Orange on the disposal of its Ugandan subsidiary, Orange Uganda*
  • France Telecom (now Orange) on its shareholder arrangements in Botswana*
  • Abbott Laboratories on the South African aspects of various acquisitions and restructurings, including the separation of its research based pharmaceutical arm (Abbvie) from Abbott Laboratories*