CORPORATE COMMERCIAL LAW FIRM
Corporate Commercial Law
Banking and Finance
Sports & Entertainment Law
Thekiso Attorneys works in the following practice areas:
- Corporate Commercial Law (including Mergers and Acquisitions, Governance, BEE Law)
- Banking and Finance (including acquisition and disposal finance, restructuring, various forms of financing)
- Sports Law and Entertainment Law
- Property/Real Estate
We provide a myriad of legal services in commercial law including governance in sectors such as mining, financial services, investments, manufacturing, distribution, property, healthcare etc, which include but are not limited to the following:
❖ Advising on corporate commercial law
❖ Corporate governance including some company secretarial support and engaging with boards and shareholders
❖ Corporate Finance and Restructuring of Debt
❖ Acquisitions and disposals of assets including mergers and fundamental transactions
❖ Debt funding including syndicated lending, term loans, preference share instruments, refinancing and related debt and security instruments
❖ Comprehensive commercial and legal due diligence investigations
❖ Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) advice
❖ Drafting, negotiating and/or review/vetting of various standard and complex commercial agreements (with their appropriate resolutions/approvals) locally and internationally including but not limited to:
- shareholders’ agreements, facilities/loan agreements, preference share subscription agreements; subscription agreements; confidentiality agreements (NDAs); term sheets; memorandums of agreement, memorandums of understanding (MOUs); acquisition agreements; sale of shares agreements; joint venture agreements; sale of business agreements; addendums; memoranda of incorporation; trust deeds; engagement agreements; property sale agreements and lease agreements (commercial and residential) including BEE sale of assets; supply and distribution agreements;
- Security packages including but not limited to cessions, various pledges of security, suretyships, guarantees; and
- Research, legal opinions and advice on various commercial or regulatory matters (such as POPI).
We at times work on and have experience in multi-million rand and multi-billion rand transactions and matters. We are here to listen to and understand your aspirations and goals or the problem that you desire to be solved, and then effectively and efficiently assist you to find a tailored, cost-effective commercial legal solution for you and/or your organisation.
Thekiso Attorneys Inc is an incorporated South African commercial law firm. We are 100% black owned with Level 1 BEE status and our procurement recognition level is as a 135% empowering supplier.
We are enabled to work remotely, and we have presence in Cape Town and Johannesburg.
Our core values are Excellence, Integrity, Humility and Empowerment.
We have invaluable experience and insight having worked with financial services companies, state related entities, non-governmental/non-profit organisations (NGOs/NPOs), private individuals, HNWIs, entrepreneurs, sports and media personalities, private and public companies including multi-nationals and small medium enterprises (SMEs).
Utilising our expertise, we are able to provide solid, business driven advice to our clients. We build good relationships with our clients and are grateful to enjoy long established, fruitful relationships with some of our esteemed blue-chip clients.
Karabo is the Managing Director of Thekiso Attorneys.
He is an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa and his qualifications include:
BA (Law) - Wits University
LLB - Wits University
Certificate in International Trade Law - Wits University
AIPSA Diploma in Insolvency Law - University of Pretoria
Diploma in Ministry Leadership (Christian Family Church International Bible School).
Karabo has over 18 years solid, legal experience and expertise in corporate commercial law; dispute resolution; international trade law; sports and entertainment law and management; business and leadership development, having represented and acted for many various corporations and individuals in South Africa and internationally.
Karabo was a Director and co-founder of MVMT Attorneys Inc, a multi-disciplinary law firm in Johannesburg.
He was also the Executive Strategic Support to the Chairperson of the National Consumer Tribunal.
Karabo gained good experience and added value whilst working in mergers and acquisitions (M&A), corporate commercial law, BEE and new business development while employed as Legal Advisor at Peotona Group Holdings, founded and managed by 4 phenomenal, prominent South African businesswomen.
Karabo has also worked as Legal Counsel at Absa (now known as Barclays Africa) in Corporate and Business Banking (business rescue and recovery) and the office of the General Counsel - sponsorships, corporate social responsibility (CSI) and sanctions teams. His duties included business-driven legal advice, negotiating, drafting and vetting various commercial agreements and documents. He was actively involved in CSI activities on the legal side in terms of work and on a volunteer basis (including chairing the Legal Division’s CSI team), winning 2 consecutive annual awards as a result. He was also Chair of the Financial Cluster Diversity Forum.
Karabo has worked at Routledge Modise Attorneys (currently known as Hogan Lovells South Africa) as an Associate and Candidate Attorney in commercial litigation, property law, personal injury, sports and entertainment law, international trade law (emphasis on anti-dumping).
In the above organisations, Karabo has been involved and worked in various multi-million rand and multi-billion rand transactions and matters. He is entrepreneurial, philanthropic and a visionary with a passion for people, sport, community development, empowerment and excellence.
He is also a value adding board and board committee member and director of some companies and non-profit, philanthropic entities.