Liesl Oosthuizen

Liesl Oosthuizen

Senior Associate
Johannesburg, South Africa
T: +27 11 669 9694
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Liesl Oosthuizen is a senior associate in the Corporate department of our Johannesburg office, and a member of the Mergers and Acquisitions practice.

She specializes in general commercial and corporate matters and in mergers and acquisitions. Liesl has advised local and foreign companies on various domestic and cross-border transactions. Her expertise extends to other commercial matters, including company law, corporate governance and due diligence.

Liesl has experience in capital markets law and has been part of the core teams advising on various public mergers and acquisitions transactions.

She holds LLB and BSc degrees from Stellenbosch University and a diploma in International and Comparative Business Law from Bucerius Law School in Hamburg, Germany.

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Relevant Experience

  • Advising the Department of Public Enterprises in relation to the proposed restructure of South African Airways (in Business Rescue) SOC Limited.
  • Advising Barloworld Transport Proprietary Limited in relation to its disposal of 3 of its subsidiaries, being Barloworld Specialised Transport Proprietary Limited, Manline Energy Proprietary Limited, and Manline Freight Proprietary Limited, to Bakers Transport Proprietary Limited.
  • Advising Barloworld Transport Proprietary Limited in relation to its disposal of Aspen Logistic Services Proprietary Limited to Friedshelf 1726 Proprietary Limited.
  • Advising PepsiCo, Inc. on its acquisition of Pioneer Foods, which was named deal of the year by DealMakers 2020 in South Africa. Valued at approximately USD 1,7 billion, the acquisition was one of PepsiCo’s largest outside the United States.
  • Advising Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited in its acquisition of a combination of shares in and assets of AngloGold Ashanti Mining Company Limited to the value of USD 300 million.
  • Advising a leading mining equipment manufacturer in its empowerment transaction to the value of ZAR 300 million.
  • Advising JSE listed mining company in the aborted negotiations regarding a major M&A transaction with two other JSE listed mining companies.
  • Advising JSE listed mining company in relation to its proposed disposal of mining claims in Zimbabwe to a competitor.
  • Advising Perenti Global Limited in the aborted negotiations in relation to the acquisition of Downer Mining EDI Limited, both companies listed on the Australian Stock Exchange.
  • Advising PPC Ltd in relation to its ZAR 4 billion rights offer and financial restructuring and in relation to the unwinding of certain components of its 2008 B-BBEE transaction.
  • Advising the joint bookrunners on the South African law aspects in relation to the listing of Steinhoff Africa Retail Limited on the main board of the JSE.
  • Advising multinational food and beverages company in relation to its restructuring to the value of ZAR 4.5 billion.

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