Corporate and Commercial Law Specialist
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.