Spencer West’s presence in South Africa is founded by our highly qualified Partner Sanusha Govender who, with her team of experienced lawyers, provide business-oriented solutions to corporate, commercial, mining regulatory, notarial and conveyancing matters.

Home to one of the largest stock exchanges in the world, a key player in Africa’s financial markets, Johannesburg attracts investors and businesses from around the world, giving rise to a steady demand for corporate and commercial legal services in the region. Via our office in Johannesburg, Spencer West expertly navigates this legal sphere, assisting clients with the likes of commercial contracts, shareholders agreements and memoranda of incorporation, and advises on sale or purchase of businesses, assets and companies, including often with a complex or international element.

We also provide a comprehensive service offering to companies operating in the mining sector both locally and internationally, catalysed by Govender’s in-depth knowledge of the mining industry and thorough understanding of regulatory processes, including the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, the acquisition and disposal of mining companies or assets, mining title opinion, due diligence investigations and liaising with the DMRE.

Our South African practice additionally extends to property-related and conveyancing matters, including acting for clients in the transfer and registration of immovable property, registration of servitudes, sectional title and property developments, and the drafting of sale agreements. The firm is able to draw on the deep expertise and resources from the international offices, including in specialist areas such as TMT and renewable energy.

At Spencer West, work is performed directly by attorneys with many years of experience in their respective practice areas, and in-depth knowledge of the clients’ sectors and interests. We are trusted advisors, with our clients benefiting from the extensive expertise of our Partner-led practices.