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LLB, LLM (University of KwaZulu-Natal) (Commercial Law)
Simon Watson is a partner at Cox Yeats within the Commercial Team. Simon has a background in corporate and tax law, and is qualified as both a South African and an Australian lawyer. Simon has advised on a wide range of commercial matters and has acted in a number of private capital and disposal of business transactions on both the sell-side and buy-side. He is an author and contributor to a number of LexisNexis publications, including: the Commentary and Precedents for Partnerships and Joint Ventures.
LLB - summa cum laude (University of KwaZulu-Natal)
Keren Watson is a partner at Cox Yeats, practicing in the Commercial Law Department. Keren is experienced in drafting and negotiating commercial agreements and memoranda of incorporation, corporate restructuring, formation of trusts including family, employee and community trusts and advising on consumer protection law, company law and general business law issues. Keren has assisted numerous foreign clients in establishing operations in South Africa. She is also an author of a number of LexisNexis publications, including: A Practical Guide to the Companies Act.
LLB, LLM (University of KwaZulu-Natal)
Jenna Padoa is a partner at Cox Yeats, practicing in the Commercial & Natural Resources Law Team.
BA (Wits University), LLB, LLM (Wits University), LLM (Harvard University)
Jared Nickig is a director at Werksmans Attorneys, with a focus on corporate mergers, acquisitions and general commercial law. Jared specialises in takeovers, mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganisations and corporate governance. Jared has been involved in many key transactions including advising Genesis Capital Partners (Pty) Ltd on its acquisition of a 30% stake in Pefaco International Plc, Real Foods (Pty) Ltd on its acquisition of the Kauai group of companies, Glencore International AG on its acquisition of a 74% stake in Optimum Coal Holdings Ltd and the subsequent delisting of Optimum Coal Holdings Ltd from the JSE.
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