Established Services

If you’re looking for the right legal partner to walk with you, advise you and help you drive the growth and expansion of your business, then you’re in the right place.

We can assist you with the following services:

      • Structuring further funding transactions (Seed, Series A, SAFE, convertible debt, normal debt);
      • Operational agreements and structuring: from open-source software licensing and software development to contract brewing agreements;
      • Strategic agreements: joint ventures, partnerships, co-branding, etc.;
      • Expansion: multi-company and group structures;
      • International expansion: setting up operational subsidiaries and affiliate companies offshore, from Mauritius to Delaware;
      • Tax efficient international group structuring and exchange control compliant advisory services; and
      • Exit: buy/ sell negotiations, whether it be a quiet private sale, a grand merger/ acquisition or a fully blown listing.

Transactional Team Members

SG Laubscher | Director – LLB LLM (UFC)

SG Laubscher

SG joined Dommisse Attorneys in 2014 in our Corporate and Commercial division and is now part of our Transactional team. His core focus is on the legal aspects of corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and corporate restructuring. He has a very keen interest in private equity and structured finance and thrives on playing a leading role in challenging transactional work.

His passion and forte is to create value for clients with his relentless devotion to finding innovative corporate solutions, by applying relevant legal knowledge to complex situations.

SG obtained an LLB and LLM (cum laude) from the University of the Free State and was admitted as an attorney in Bloemfontein in 2010, after which he commenced with his career as a commercial attorney in Pretoria. He aims to never stop learning and to this end recently completed a course on corporate finance at the University of Cape Town, as well as a course on financial markets through Yale University.

He gained the bulk of his experience as a junior partner at a corporate commercial firm in Pretoria where he drafted a wide variety of commercial agreements, including institutional documents and agreements for multinational organizations in various jurisdictions as well as completing cross-border mergers and acquisitions and corporate restructuring in general.

He has since gained further experience in various security, finance and trade agreements, advising clients on the formation of private equity funds and options in raising capital, South African and UK clients in the renewable energy sector on project finance and other capital raising activity and clients in the UK, USA and other jurisdictions as to their investment transactions into South Africa.

When he’s not at the office SG is likely to be enjoying music, art, literature, a glass of good red wine or time well spent in the great outdoors.

Tel.: +27 (0)21 671 1550
Cell: +27 (0)79 896 4048
Email: SG@dommisseattorneys.co.za
 

Wendy Hoffman | Associate – BComm PPE LLB (UCT)

Wendy Hoffman

Wendy joined the team at Dommisse Attorneys in 2013, to commence her articles of clerkship and has continued at the firm as an Associate, following her admission in 2014. Taking a hands-on approach, Wendy has weekly meetings with clients, delivering a unique service offering and aiming to add value throughout each business’ growth phase.

She initially joined the Compliance and Regulatory team, assisting in regulatory and compliance requirements relating to financial and credit legislation, electronic communications and consumer and personal information.

Wendy completed her articles in the Transactional team where she has gained substantial experience in drafting memoranda of incorporation, shareholders’ agreements, operational agreements and sale of shares agreements. She has also developed her knowledge relating to corporate governance compliance and initiated the launch of the company secretarial unit at the firm. Wendy has also assisted with various restructures and investment funding rounds as well as setting up and implementing ESOPs.

She is a strong advocate for having a balanced lifestyle and enjoys modern dance and practices yoga in her spare time.

Tel.: +27 (0)21 671 1550
Cell: +27 (0)82 712 3916
Email: wendy@dommisseattorneys.co.za

 

Daniel Van Zuydam | Associate – LLB (UKZN)

Daniel Van Zuydam

Daniel joined Dommisse Attorneys in 2017 as an associate in the Transactional Team. His areas of focus are corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and corporate restructuring. He thoroughly enjoys working with all types of enterprises and has a keen interest in business as a whole.

Having come from a background in commercial litigation, he has learnt the ins and outs of trust and company interrelated structures and has a passion for structuring enterprises in dynamic ways to suit the needs of each client.

Daniel initially started studying music at UCT. Having found that music was not for him, he shifted his studies to law and returned to Pietermaritzburg to begin an LLB at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Daniel won the prize moot final in his final year of studies and he completed his LLB in 2011.  He began his articles in Pietermaritzburg and immediately started focusing on litigation.

Throughout his articles, Daniel dealt with matters relating to insurance law, pension funds, property law and various other commercial agreements. Having completed his articles and being admitted as an attorney in 2014, he moved to Cape Town to take up a position as an associate in commercial litigation and dealt with various aspects of commercial law. He was involved in insolvency law, property law, litigation relating to commercial agreements and the drafting of various commercial agreements.

Having worked in the commercial litigation sphere for a number of years, Daniel found that his true passion lies with working with people who are passionate about business and the structuring of those business entities, which led to him making the move to join the Dommisse Attorneys Team.

When Daniel is not in the office, you will find him having a laugh over a meal and a good glass of wine with close friends, playing touch rugby, or traversing the local trout streams for an elusive catch.

Tel.: +27 (0)21 671 1550
Cell: +27 (0)61 306 7182
Email: daniel@dommisseattorneys.co.za

 

Lameez Mayet | Associate – B.Soc.Sci LLB (UCT)

Lameez Mayet

Lameez joined Dommisse Attorneys in 2017 as an associate. She will be part of both the Transactional and Start Up teams.

Lameez entered the profession in 2014, joining the competition team at ENSAfrica. While there, she was involved with and gained experience in providing opinions on various competition law matters (including prohibited practices, merger notification and the abuse of dominance) and the submission of several merger notifications to the South African and various other foreign and regional competition regulators. Her experience has involved clients in several sectors including retail furniture, liquefied petroleum gas, insurance, credit retail and the mining and property sectors.

Lameez completed her tertiary education at UCT, obtaining a B.Soc.Sci in Psychology and Politics and subsequently an LLB. She was admitted as an attorney in 2016.

Outside of the office, Lameez is happiest spending time with her family, baking or practicing yoga.

Tel.: +27 (0)21 671 1550
Cell: +27 (0)82 522 6255
Email: lameez@dommisseattorneys.co.za

 

Louw Bothma | Candidate Attorney – LLB (Stell)

Louw joined Dommisse Attorneys in 2016 to begin his articles of clerkship. He is currently part of the Transactional team in  the Corporate and Commercial division where he is gaining invaluable knowledge in advising start-up clients and gaining experience in drafting memoranda of incorporation, shareholders’ agreements, operational agreements and sale of shares agreements. He also works in the company secretarial unit, offering value-added services to clients, beyond just the incorporation of a company.

Having grown up in KZN, Louw moved to the Western Cape in 2009 and completed his LLB degree at Stellenbosch University in 2015.

Outside of work, Louw firmly believes that a healthy body houses a healthy mind and he tries to be as active as possible: enjoying the gym, mountain biking and hiking. He also frequents local festivals and tours the winelands as often as possible.

Tel.: +27 (0)21 671 1550
Cell: +27 (0)83 317 6115
Email: louw@dommisseattorneys.co.za