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Geri du Plessis
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With a career that has spanned commercial law, corporate finance and investment banking, I combine an understanding of the financial, commercial and legal considerations that drive decisions. I actively identify and introduce opportunities to clients, and strive to become a contributor to the growth of a client’s business. 

 

My legal expertise is principally in corporate and commercial law, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, capital raisings and private equity. Whilst these disciplines are relevant across industries, I have a particular interest and network in the technology, non-bank lending and resource sectors.

 

Qualifications

B.Comm (Law) - University of Stellenbosch

 

LLB - University of Stellenbosch

 

LLM - University of South Africa

 

MBA - University of Pretoria

Latest News
Addisons helps Bega win battle over peanut butter packaging
03 May 2019
On 1 May 2019 the Federal Court of Australia confirmed Bega Cheese’s right to continue to use the packaging get-up or trade dress associated with the peanut butter products that it acquired as part of its purchase of the Mondelez Grocery Business in 2017. Importantly, this gives Bega Cheese the right to continue to use the current packaging of its Smooth and Crunchy Peanut Butter products.
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Loot Boxes, Surprise Mechanics, and Kinder Eggs - How should loot boxes be regulated?
12 August 2019
Globally, several jurisdictions are in the process of considering, or have already considered, their regulatory regimes in respect of loot boxes and have reached differing views as to the best way to regulate them. In this focus paper, we consider Australian and international regulatory developments with respect to the regulation of loot boxes.
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Is the ACCC losing its touch? “Flushable Wipes” and “Biodegradable Plates” cases break down in Federal Court
08 August 2019
Within one week, the ACCC has had two high-profile consumer law cases thrown out of the Federal Court – against Kimberly-Clark and Woolworths, separately.
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Massachusetts' Wynn Decision - Analysis from an Australian perspective
01 August 2019
When reviewing a licence application, a regulator carries out a due diligence process which is a fundamental step in the procedure towards granting a licence. It is important to remember that this is only the first step – the Wynn case illustrates the necessity for there to be ongoing due diligence from the perspectives of both the regulator and the operator.
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My work involves:

 

  • General corporate and commercial law
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Capital raisings
  • Private equity
  • Strategic corporate advice
 

Qualifications

B.Comm (Law) - University of Stellenbosch

 

LLB - University of Stellenbosch

 

LLM - University of South Africa

 

MBA - University of Pretoria

Latest News
Addisons helps Bega win battle over peanut butter packaging
03 May 2019
On 1 May 2019 the Federal Court of Australia confirmed Bega Cheese’s right to continue to use the packaging get-up or trade dress associated with the peanut butter products that it acquired as part of its purchase of the Mondelez Grocery Business in 2017. Importantly, this gives Bega Cheese the right to continue to use the current packaging of its Smooth and Crunchy Peanut Butter products.
MORE INFORMATION
See More
Latest Knowledge
Loot Boxes, Surprise Mechanics, and Kinder Eggs - How should loot boxes be regulated?
12 August 2019
Globally, several jurisdictions are in the process of considering, or have already considered, their regulatory regimes in respect of loot boxes and have reached differing views as to the best way to regulate them. In this focus paper, we consider Australian and international regulatory developments with respect to the regulation of loot boxes.
MORE INFORMATION
Is the ACCC losing its touch? “Flushable Wipes” and “Biodegradable Plates” cases break down in Federal Court
08 August 2019
Within one week, the ACCC has had two high-profile consumer law cases thrown out of the Federal Court – against Kimberly-Clark and Woolworths, separately.
MORE INFORMATION
Massachusetts' Wynn Decision - Analysis from an Australian perspective
01 August 2019
When reviewing a licence application, a regulator carries out a due diligence process which is a fundamental step in the procedure towards granting a licence. It is important to remember that this is only the first step – the Wynn case illustrates the necessity for there to be ongoing due diligence from the perspectives of both the regulator and the operator.
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Acquisition of consumer lending group
Advising an international consumer lending group on the acquisition of a consumer lending business, including cross-border structuring of the inbound investment structure and the subsequent restructuring of various earn-out mechanisms.
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Acquisition of gold / antimony mine
Advising an Australian and Hong Kong consortium on the acquisition of a gold / antimony mine from a listed group, which entered liquidation in the course of the transaction. Significant footwork was required in order to ensure that the deal proceeded, including extensive negotiations with trade unions with regard to the retrenchment of a major part of the work force, and with the listed group’s liquidators.
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Investment into fintech business
Advising an investment group on their capitalisation of a fintech business, including legal due diligence and a shareholder re-organisation.
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Acquisition of business lending group
Advising an international investment consortium on the acquisition of a B2B lending business.
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Capital raising for mining services group
Advising a mining services group on a capital raising, including the structuring and negotiation of equity investment agreements and debt facilities.
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Qualifications

B.Comm (Law) - University of Stellenbosch

 

LLB - University of Stellenbosch

 

LLM - University of South Africa

 

MBA - University of Pretoria

Latest News
Addisons helps Bega win battle over peanut butter packaging
03 May 2019
On 1 May 2019 the Federal Court of Australia confirmed Bega Cheese’s right to continue to use the packaging get-up or trade dress associated with the peanut butter products that it acquired as part of its purchase of the Mondelez Grocery Business in 2017. Importantly, this gives Bega Cheese the right to continue to use the current packaging of its Smooth and Crunchy Peanut Butter products.
MORE INFORMATION
See More
Latest Knowledge
Loot Boxes, Surprise Mechanics, and Kinder Eggs - How should loot boxes be regulated?
12 August 2019
Globally, several jurisdictions are in the process of considering, or have already considered, their regulatory regimes in respect of loot boxes and have reached differing views as to the best way to regulate them. In this focus paper, we consider Australian and international regulatory developments with respect to the regulation of loot boxes.
MORE INFORMATION
Is the ACCC losing its touch? “Flushable Wipes” and “Biodegradable Plates” cases break down in Federal Court
08 August 2019
Within one week, the ACCC has had two high-profile consumer law cases thrown out of the Federal Court – against Kimberly-Clark and Woolworths, separately.
MORE INFORMATION
Massachusetts' Wynn Decision - Analysis from an Australian perspective
01 August 2019
When reviewing a licence application, a regulator carries out a due diligence process which is a fundamental step in the procedure towards granting a licence. It is important to remember that this is only the first step – the Wynn case illustrates the necessity for there to be ongoing due diligence from the perspectives of both the regulator and the operator.
MORE INFORMATION
 

Qualifications

B.Comm (Law) - University of Stellenbosch

 

LLB - University of Stellenbosch

 

LLM - University of South Africa

 

MBA - University of Pretoria

Latest News
Addisons helps Bega win battle over peanut butter packaging
03 May 2019
On 1 May 2019 the Federal Court of Australia confirmed Bega Cheese’s right to continue to use the packaging get-up or trade dress associated with the peanut butter products that it acquired as part of its purchase of the Mondelez Grocery Business in 2017. Importantly, this gives Bega Cheese the right to continue to use the current packaging of its Smooth and Crunchy Peanut Butter products.
MORE INFORMATION
See More
Latest Knowledge
Loot Boxes, Surprise Mechanics, and Kinder Eggs - How should loot boxes be regulated?
12 August 2019
Globally, several jurisdictions are in the process of considering, or have already considered, their regulatory regimes in respect of loot boxes and have reached differing views as to the best way to regulate them. In this focus paper, we consider Australian and international regulatory developments with respect to the regulation of loot boxes.
MORE INFORMATION
Is the ACCC losing its touch? “Flushable Wipes” and “Biodegradable Plates” cases break down in Federal Court
08 August 2019
Within one week, the ACCC has had two high-profile consumer law cases thrown out of the Federal Court – against Kimberly-Clark and Woolworths, separately.
MORE INFORMATION
Massachusetts' Wynn Decision - Analysis from an Australian perspective
01 August 2019
When reviewing a licence application, a regulator carries out a due diligence process which is a fundamental step in the procedure towards granting a licence. It is important to remember that this is only the first step – the Wynn case illustrates the necessity for there to be ongoing due diligence from the perspectives of both the regulator and the operator.
MORE INFORMATION