Established in 2010, Poswa Incorporated (Poswa Inc.) is a progressive law firm providing services across all aspects of commercial law, including the structuring of transactions, negotiation and drafting of agreements, legal opinions and legal due diligences. The firm also offers conveyancing and notarial expertise as well as general legal advice and litigation through commercial, civil and labour spheres.
pride ourselves in our ability
to see beyond the obvious.
As a wholly black-owned firm
committed to breaking new
ground in commercial law, we
balance close attention to
detail with a wider worldview. Our proven track record spans
over 120 years of combined
legal experience in the
corporate, private and financial
sectors. Through specialist
insight and personalised service,
we focus on tailor made legal
solutions that broaden business
Poswa Inc’s head office is situated in Sandton, Johannesburg with its provincial footprint in both Durban and Bloemfontein.
The firm has a level 1 Contributor B-BBEE Accreditation.
To provide quality legal solutions that consistently broaden business horizons.
As a growing commercial law firm, we are committed to looking beyond the obvious. While we pay close attention to detail, we always consider the bigger picture to give our clients the full benefit of unbounded potential.
To become one of the leading commercial law firms of choice.
Our Forensic team comprises of highly skilled, qualified and experienced individuals that have assisted many of our clients throughout the country. This sought after service comprises the prevention, detection and investigation of fraud, corruption, economic crime and misconduct.
Our Forensic team assists clients to:• Conduct holistic forensic audits and investigations
Luyolo served his Articles of Clerkship with Deneys Reitz Attorneys from 1998 to 1999 and was duly admitted as an Attorney in March 1999. He focused primarily on Maritime Law while at Deneys Reitz. He spent a year in the United Kingdom between 2000 and 2001 pursuing a Master of Laws Degree (LLM) (International Business Law) at the University of London (UCL).
In 2002 he joined Absa Corporate and Merchant Bank (Absa Capital) and worked in the Debt Capital markets division specialising on securitization, Domestic Medium Term Notes and Corporate Bonds, loans and asset backed commercial paper conduits. He also managed a ZAR 15 billion commercial paper conduit vehicle.
In April 2007 he joined Investec Capital Markets as an in-house Legal Adviser and worked in various areas of Banking and Finance law, including Aircraft finance, Acquisition finance, Property finance, Securitisation, Domestic Medium Term Note Programmes and Principal finance.
Key Features of Luyolo’s practice includes:
• Term Loans (Secured and Unsecured);
• Asset Based Finance;
• Corporate Finance;
• Mergers and Acquisitions;
• Project Finance;
• Corporate Bonds;
• Commercial Paper;
• Domestic Medium Term Note Programmes; and
• Global Medium Term Note Programmes.
Luyolo obtained BA (Law) and LLB Degrees from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal (formerly University of Natal – Durban) in 1994 and 1996 respectively. He also obtained a Master of Laws Degree (LLM) in Maritime Law from the University of Kwa Zulu Natal in 2004. In 2001 he obtained an LLM Degree in International Business Law from University College London (University of London, UK). In 2000 and 2002 he obtained a Diploma in Import and Export and a Certificate in Mechanics of Financial Markets (Beaufort Institute) respectively. He obtained Advanced Company Law I and II certificates from the University of Witwatersrand in 2013.
Luyolo is a Director for a number of companies within the Debt Capital Market space. Notably he is a Director for ED INL Investments (Pty) Ltd (Investec Limited BEE Company), Commissioner Street No 5 (RF) (Pty) Ltd (Absa Capital Securitisation Vehicle).
Banking and Finance
Corporate and Commercial
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Nima served her Articles of Clerkship at Gildenhuys Van Der Merwe Inc. (now Gildenhuys Malatji Attorneys), in Pretoria where she gained exposure to personal injury claims, insurance law and commercial law. Nima was admitted as an Attorney in March of 2003. Post admission Nima worked as an Associate at Bhadrish Daya Attorneys from 2003 until 2005, where she specialised in various spheres of law ranging from general civil litigation, personal injury claims, family law to administration of deceased estates. After successfully passing the conveyancing examination, Nima was duly admitted as a Conveyancer in October of 2004.
To pursue her passion in conveyancing and gain exposure in the field of conveyancing, Nima joined EY Stuart Attorneys in Pretoria in 2005 as a Conveyancer. Nima succeeded in becoming a Director of EY Stuart Attorneys in 2006, and practiced primarily in the area of conveyancing.
In April 2010 Nima joined Poswa Inc., as a Director and head started the Conveyancing Practice Department and Notarial.
Key features of Nima’s practice include but are not limited to the following:
• Residential and commercial real estate transfers
• Registrations and cancellations of mortgage bonds/notarial bonds
• Divorce, insolvent, sheriff and deceased estate property transfers
• Registration of servitudes and other notarial deeds
• Subdivisions and consolidations
• Reviewing and drafting of all types of agreements related to real estate
Nima obtained her LLB Degree from the University of Pretoria in 2000 and attended the full time Practical Legal Training school in 2001. Nima was duly admitted as an Attorney in 2003 and as a Conveyancer in 2004.
In 2011 Nima was instrumental in obtaining the Bronze Top Supporting Source of Business Award, from ABSA Home Loans, in the Gauteng region for Poswa Inc.
Nima is also a member of the Black Conveyancers Association (the “BCA”).
Conveyancing and Notarial
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In 2005, after completing his LLB degree at the University of South Africa, Shaviv commenced his articles of clerkship at Hassan Parsee & Poovalingam Attorneys (now Larson Falconer Hassan Parsee Attorneys), a Durban-based law firm. In 2006, Shaviv ceded his articles to Pather and Pather attorneys, also a Durban based law firm. During his articles of clerkship, Shaviv gained experience in commercial and civil litigation, family law, labour law and criminal law and he personally attended to court appearances in the Magistrate’s and Commercial Crimes courts. Shaviv frequently accompanied counsel at the High and Labour Courts during his tenure as an article clerk.
In 2008, Shaviv was admitted as an attorney of the High Court and he subsequently obtained his Right of Appearance in the High Court in 2010. Upon his admission as an attorney in 2008, Shaviv was appointed as a Professional Assistant at Atkinson Turner & De Wet Attorneys where he managed a Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department until 2011 when he relocated to Johannesburg to fulfill the role of a Litigation Associate at Van Hulsteyns Attorneys. Shaviv was later appointed as a Senior Associate and subsequently a Partner at Van Hulsteyns attorneys within the Litigation department of the firm.
In 2016, Shaviv was appointed as the Director of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department at Poswa Inc.
Key features of Shaviv’s practice include:
Shaviv is an experienced litigation and dispute resolution attorney and he is well versed in the laws in relation thereto. Shaviv has acted for clients in the High, Magistrates (District and Regional), Land Claims, Appeal courts and in Commercial Arbitrations. Shaviv’s experience canvasses contractual disputes, company law disputes, construction and engineering disputes; insurance law disputes; property law disputes, land claims disputes, civil claims and various other facets of commercial and civil litigation, including, inter alia:
• representing clients in courts throughout South Africa both prior to the commencement of the litigation process and thereafter;
• consulting with and advising clients on court procedure, prospects of success and anticipated time frames to finalise matters;
• drafting all legal documentation and correspondence including, inter alia, pleadings, notices, applications (interlocutory or otherwise) and affidavits;
• advising and representing clients in alternative dispute resolution processes, including mediation and arbitration;
• furnishing legal opinions to clients with regard to all aspects of dispute resolution (defended and undefended);
• representing clients in commercial arbitrations ;
• advising on and representing clients in settlement negotiations utilising a pragmatic approach;
• independently liaising with legal counsel on behalf of clients in relation to litigation and co-ordinating the management and finalisation of such matters;
• researching applicable law, rendering advice thereon and preparing legal opinions
Shaviv obtained his LLB Degree from the University of South Africa and he was duly admitted as an attorney in 2008. In 2010, Shaviv obtained his right of appearance in the High Court of South Africa.
Corporate and Commercial Litigation, Construction and Engineering Litigation, Civil Litigation, Insurance Litigation, Commercial Arbitrations, General Litigation, Dispute Resolution
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Chris served his Articles of Clerkship with Edward Nathan & Friedland Inc (“ENF”) from 1999 to 2000 and is an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa. Between 2000 and 2003 he was an associate in the corporate department at Edward Nathan Pty (formerly ENF) rendering advice on various aspects of corporate and commercial law.
In 2003 he was made director at Edward Nathan and continued rendering advice on various aspects of corporate and commercial law.
In 2006 Edward Nathan merged with Sonnenbergs to form a merged entity commonly known as ENSafrica. Chris continued as a director of ENSafrica practicing in the Corporate Commercial department rendering advice on various aspects of corporate and commercial law. He was also joint team leader of one of the corporate teams within the commercial department. Chris continued as a director at ENSafrica until he resigned in 2015 to join a small Black firm to establish a commercial..
Some of the recent transactions that Chris has been involved in include, without limitation:
advising Sakhumnotho Property in acquiring from Growthpoint Properties a 100% interest in 323 Festival Street for R449 000 000, including the negotiation and drafting of the relevant funding agreements with the PIC;
Key features of Chris’ practice include:
• Corporate law;
• Mergers and Acquisitions;
• Black economic empowerment transactions;
• Corporate finance;
• Corporate restructurings;
• Regulatory aspects of commercial transactions;
• Legal due diligence investigations;
• Corporate governance;
• Advising Sakhumnotho Property in its acquisition of a letting enterprise from Growthpoint Properties for a consideration of about
R64 500 000.00, including the negotiation and drafting of the relevant funding agreements with the PIC;
• Joint-lead attorney with another law firm advising the KisaCo Consortium in its acquisition of a 24% interest in Total South Africa Ltd for about R1.7billion;
• Advising the IDC on its acquisition from Anglo American of a 74% interest in Scaw Metals and other foreign entities for a consideration of about R3.5billion;
• Advising the IDC in acquiring from Anglo American and Rio Tinto a 74.5% interest in Palabora Mining Company Limited (“PMC”) for about R5.3billion;
• Advising the IDC and a Chinese consortium led by Hebei Iron & Steel Group regarding a mandatory offer and squeeze out in terms of sections 123 and 124 of the Companies Act to take out the remaining minorities in PMC and the delisting of PMC;
• Advising BKS Group Pty Ltd and its BEE partner in the acquisition by AECOM, a US based engineering firm, of a controlling interest in BKS and the renegotiation of the BEE transaction with AECOM;
• Advising Sasol Limited in respect of its public offer for the acquisition of Sasol Inzalo Scheme shares and Sasol BEE ordinary shares; including advising Sasol on the listing of the Sasol BEE Ordinary on the BEE segment of the JSE
Chris obtained his BA (law) from the University of the Witwatersrand (“Wits) in 1993 and proceeded to do his LLB (Wits) which he obtained in 1996 and obtained his LLM(tax) from Wits in 1999.
Corporate and commercial law, Mergers and acquisitions, Black Economic Empowerment transactions
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Francois commenced his career as a Senior Litigation Officer with the Road Accident Fund (“RAF”) whilst also studying part-time towards his second law degree. During this time he was instrumental in facilitating and opening of the new Durban Branch of the RAF.
Whilst working full-time and studying part-time he also enrolled and completed his Law School training after-hours at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, finishing third in his class.
Francois served his Articles of Clerkship with Goodman & Jacobs Inc in Pretoria from 2000 to 2001 whereafter he was admitted as an attorney (both in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal) and later obtained his Right of Appearance in the High Court of South Africa. During this time he gained experience in most types of Civil and Commercial Insurance Litigation.
In 2001 he joined Askew Grindlay & Partners Inc, a Durban-based law firm who served on the panels of several corporate entities with wide exposure to Third Party Litigation, contractual and Family Law.
In 2005 Francois started practicing for his own account in a partnership. Over more than a decade in private practice he accumulated a wealth of knowledge in Civil, Commercial an Labour Law. During this time he acted in both advisory and representative capacities to corporate clients as well as high profile individuals.
As a result of Francois’ expertise and reputation for being client-focused and solution-driven with a long track record of being a successful mediator, negotiator and litigator he was the preferred and often the exclusive correspondent in KwaZulu-Natal for prominent legal firms from across South Africa.
Realising the potential of exponential growth and career enhancement at a firm with a national footprint he joined the dynamic and highly skilled legal team at Poswa Incorporated as Director of their rapidly expanding and dynamic KwaZulu-Natal branch in 2017.
Key features of Francois' practice include:
• High, Regional, Magistrate’s and Labour Court litigation;
• Employment Law;
• Third Party Litigation;
• Urgent Interdicts;
• Drafting and vetting of Contracts and Agreements;
• Divorce and Custody matters;
• Deceased Estates and Wills;
• Legal advice and opinions;
• Dispute Resolution;
• Mediation / Arbitration;
• Building and sub-contractor disputes;
• Acting as Junior Counsel to Senior Advocates;
• General Litigation;
Francois completed his B.Comm (law) degree from the University of Stellenbosch (US) in 1997 and then proceeded to study for his B.Proc degree through UNISA, which he obtained in 1999. He also holds a certificate from the Centre for Applied Mercantile and Labour Law from the University of Pretoria.
Corporate and commercial law, Employment Law,Civil, Private and Family Law
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Commercial Property Finance Transactions
Corporate Finance Advice / BEE Subscription of Shares Transaction (Undisclosed Amount)
Corporate Finance Transaction (Acquisition of shares in BP) (undisclosed amount)
Corporate Finance Transaction (Acquisition of shares in Marsh South Africa) (undisclosed amount)
Global Medium Term Note (GTMN) Programme
Domestic Medium Term Note (DMTN) Programme
African Development Bank Loan
ZAR 1 133 billion Bond Issuance
USD1 billion Bond
Revolving credit facility of
Standard Bank Loan
ZAR 2 billion
Renewable Energy Transaction - Project Value ZAR9.6 billion (Construction of a Concentrated Solar Power Plant)
ZAR750 million Bond Issuance
Green Bond Issuance
ZAR1 458 million
EUR500 million Bond Issuance
Old Mutual Specialised Finance Proprietary Limited (OMSFIN) Loan
Liberty Group Limited (LIBFIN)
Loan ZAR1,750 billion
China Development Bank Loan Acquisition of Locomotives
Advising Eskom SOC Ltd (Working Capital Facility with China Development Bank 2016)
USD 500 Million
Acquisition of Safica Cement
ZAR 600 Million
Issuance of Notes 2016
US$ 1 Billion
Acquisition of shares in BP Southern Africa Pty Ltd
Domestic Medium Term Note Programme
ZAR 30 Billion
ZAR 1.4 Billion
Acquiring a 30% interest In KLT South Africa R190 million 2017
Advising the BEE Consortium that acquired equity in Total South Africa
Acting for Nexus in their sale of Neotel share
• ABSA Bank Limited
• Industrial Development Corporation (IDC)
• National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA)
• KwaZulu Natal Sharks Board
• South African Revenue Services
• Engineering Committee of South Africa (ECSA)
• Transnet SOC Ltd
• Gauteng Partnership Fund
• South African Institute of professional Accountants
• Airports Company of South Africa
• National Development Fund
• Sasol South Africa
• Independent Regulatory Board of Auditors
• South African Institute of Professional Accountants
• Mimosa Mall Shopping Centre
• Menlyn Park Shopping Centre
• The Pavillion Shopping Centre
• Southgate Mall
• Cresta Shopping Centre
• IGS Consulting Engineers CC
• Barloworld South Africa (Pty) Ltd
• Cargo Office & Property Services
• Johannesburg Social Housing Company (JOSHCO)
• SA Express Airways SOC
• SA Airlink (Pty) Ltd
• The Land and Agricultural Development Bank of South Africa (Land Bank)
Should you be interested in being contacted for career opportunities at Poswa Incorporated please forward your detailed CV to email@example.com
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