Helyn Herholdt
Corporate and Commercial Law Specialist

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Helyn consults to Nupen Staude de Vries Inc. in the commercial department.  She was previously a director of ENS-africa , where she practised for over 10 years; prior to that practising at Webber Wentzel, where she completed her articles of clerkship.

Helyn specialises in general corporate and commercial law, mergers and acquisitions (both cross-border and domestic), joint ventures, and corporate reorganisations and restructurings.

Her experience includes:​

  • Advising mining companies on various corporate and commercial transactions including BEE restructures in order to comply with the Mining Charter, 2018 requirements as well as various sale and purchase transactions;

  • Advising listed and unlisted companies on the structuring, implementation and unwinding of their B‑BBEE transactions;

  • Advising clients on listing of their BEE securities on the BEE Segment of the Main Board of the JSE;

  • Advising developers of, and investors (including B-BBEEs) in, renewable energy projects on their corporate and shareholding arrangements;

  • Advising companies (both listed and unlisted) on corporate governance arrangements in compliance with King IV, including board charters and board and statutory committees’ terms of reference.

  • Conducting due diligence investigations.

Helyn has been recognised for her expertise in Corporate Law by Best Lawyers® for 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015. Helyn has a Master’s Certificate in Banking and Finance Law from the University of Witwatersrand and Advanced Company Law I & II from the University of Witwatersrand.

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