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Khetha Shezi

Khetha Shezi 

Associate | Jersey

Corporate, Finance & Funds

 

Overview

Khetha is an Associate in the Corporate, Finance & Funds team in Jersey.

He is an accomplished corporate attorney with extensive experience in general corporate and commercial law, due diligence, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions transactions and regulatory matters across a broad spectrum of industries including mining, infrastructure, pharmaceutical, telecommunications, renewable energy and the public sector. Khetha also has strong expertise in structuring and negotiating a wide variety of contracts, agreements, transactions and legal relationships.

Experience

Khetha has been practicing as an attorney for the past eight years. He began his legal career at ENSafrica, which is Africa's largest law firm, before joining Pinsent Masons in South Africa.

Khetha has advised on a number of key transactions including:

  • a leading German multinational conglomerate company in the acquisition of the business of its key customer;
  • a leading software business with the purchase of another software business that is primarily based in the UK with two subsidiaries in South Africa;
  • a leading Spanish multinational corporation on how to go about disposing of its equity in a special purpose vehicle responsible for the construction of a major solar thermal plant in South Africa;
  • the South African subsidiary of a leading Dutch multinational technology company headquartered in Amsterdam currently operating in the healthcare and lighting sectors with the restructuring of its shareholding; and
  • one of the top five largest transportation companies in the world, currently operating and maintaining one of the most cutting edge rail system in South Africa with a transaction wherein they increased their shareholding in the South African entity they hold equity in.
"I pride myself in taking the time to know the intricate details of the client's business so as to ensure I offer client sound and practical advice."

Memberships

Law Society of South Africa

 

My services
Commercial Structuring & Contracts
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Offshore vehicles are used for a huge range of purposes either standing alone or as part of large multi-jurisdictional structures. Our highly commercial team specialises in advising clients on the most effective uses of such vehicles and their on-going operation, including normal and cellular companies as well as foundations, unit trusts, limited partnerships and limited liability partnerships. Our experienced team also provides commercial contracts for clients whether bespoke documents to effect specific transactions or suites of precedent documents for company service providers or offshore groups.

Corporate Acquisitions and Takeovers
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Our team has a wealth of experience advising on all aspects of corporate acquisitions providing seamless support from agreeing heads of terms all the way through to completion.

Corporate Advisory
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With a depth of multi-jurisdictional experience our offices in BVI, Cayman, Guernsey, Jersey, London and Singapore, we ensure that advice is provided in the context of other key global offshore centres and with a knowledge of the bigger, global picture. Our clients appreciate our pro-active attitude to providing sensible user-friendly advice, our accuracy and honesty in our approach to pricing matters, and our senior level involvement in all matters to ensure smooth progress and client satisfaction. In an increasingly complex, competitive and more tightly regulated market, we'll make sure your business or commercial venture reaches its full potential.

Corporate Governance & Shareholder Relations
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Good corporate governance and a sound understanding of directors duties is important to companies. Regardless of size, establishing a best practice approach should be fundamental to all boards. The board of directors are responsible for ensuring the company achieves its objectives and the corporate governance framework they adhere to should underpin their accountability to the company and its members. We advise company boards in relation to both the non-contentious and contentious aspects of shareholder relations with a focus on corporate governance to prevent contentious issues arising. We have also advised both boards and activist shareholders in relation to highly contentious general meetings and associated issues arising out of investor actions.

Due-Diligence
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Our experienced team will handle the due diligence process, from initial requests for information and documentation, transitioning to the review phase, making further requisitions as necessary and producing a comprehensive due diligence report setting out key issues and areas for risk mitigation.

Mergers, Amalgamations and Schemes of Arrangement
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We provide expert legal support on both local and cross border amalgamations of regulated and unregulated companies and work closely with our dispute resolution team on local schemes of arrangement.