Monday, 23 July 2018

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 Knowledge
Are Loot Boxes Gambling? The War over Loot Boxes Continues – Australia Joins the Battlefield
23 July 2018
The Australian Senate has joined the international battlefield over whether “loot boxes” in video games constitutes gambling. On 28 June 2018, following a motion proposed by Greens Senator Jordon Steele-John, the Australian Senate agreed to refer an inquiry into the use of loot boxes in video games to the Senate Environment and Communications References Committee (the Senate Committee).
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Google search for defamation: High Court says plaintiffs can sue
20 July 2018
The High Court has paved the way for an individual to sue Google for allegedly defaming him in a series of search results and auto-complete phrases.
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The end of lottery betting in Australia: Australian Federal Parliament decides
11 July 2018
On 28 June 2018, Australian Federal Parliament passed the Interactive Gambling (Lottery Betting) Act 2018 (Cth) (Lottery Betting Act), prohibiting lottery betting in Australia.
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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 Knowledge
Are Loot Boxes Gambling? The War over Loot Boxes Continues – Australia Joins the Battlefield
23 July 2018
The Australian Senate has joined the international battlefield over whether “loot boxes” in video games constitutes gambling. On 28 June 2018, following a motion proposed by Greens Senator Jordon Steele-John, the Australian Senate agreed to refer an inquiry into the use of loot boxes in video games to the Senate Environment and Communications References Committee (the Senate Committee).
MORE INFORMATION
Google search for defamation: High Court says plaintiffs can sue
20 July 2018
The High Court has paved the way for an individual to sue Google for allegedly defaming him in a series of search results and auto-complete phrases.
MORE INFORMATION
The end of lottery betting in Australia: Australian Federal Parliament decides
11 July 2018
On 28 June 2018, Australian Federal Parliament passed the Interactive Gambling (Lottery Betting) Act 2018 (Cth) (Lottery Betting Act), prohibiting lottery betting in Australia.
MORE INFORMATION
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 Knowledge
Are Loot Boxes Gambling? The War over Loot Boxes Continues – Australia Joins the Battlefield
23 July 2018
The Australian Senate has joined the international battlefield over whether “loot boxes” in video games constitutes gambling. On 28 June 2018, following a motion proposed by Greens Senator Jordon Steele-John, the Australian Senate agreed to refer an inquiry into the use of loot boxes in video games to the Senate Environment and Communications References Committee (the Senate Committee).
MORE INFORMATION
Google search for defamation: High Court says plaintiffs can sue
20 July 2018
The High Court has paved the way for an individual to sue Google for allegedly defaming him in a series of search results and auto-complete phrases.
MORE INFORMATION
The end of lottery betting in Australia: Australian Federal Parliament decides
11 July 2018
On 28 June 2018, Australian Federal Parliament passed the Interactive Gambling (Lottery Betting) Act 2018 (Cth) (Lottery Betting Act), prohibiting lottery betting in Australia.
MORE INFORMATION
 

Qualifications

B.Comm (Law) - University of Stellenbosch

 

LLB - University of Stellenbosch

 

LLM - University of South Africa

 

MBA - University of Pretoria

Latest Knowledge
Are Loot Boxes Gambling? The War over Loot Boxes Continues – Australia Joins the Battlefield
23 July 2018
The Australian Senate has joined the international battlefield over whether “loot boxes” in video games constitutes gambling. On 28 June 2018, following a motion proposed by Greens Senator Jordon Steele-John, the Australian Senate agreed to refer an inquiry into the use of loot boxes in video games to the Senate Environment and Communications References Committee (the Senate Committee).
MORE INFORMATION
Google search for defamation: High Court says plaintiffs can sue
20 July 2018
The High Court has paved the way for an individual to sue Google for allegedly defaming him in a series of search results and auto-complete phrases.
MORE INFORMATION
The end of lottery betting in Australia: Australian Federal Parliament decides
11 July 2018
On 28 June 2018, Australian Federal Parliament passed the Interactive Gambling (Lottery Betting) Act 2018 (Cth) (Lottery Betting Act), prohibiting lottery betting in Australia.
MORE INFORMATION