DLA Piper has appointed André Visser as a director of its corporate practice in Johannesburg.
André has over 24 years of corporate and commercial experience advising local and international clients across a range of sectors including technology, consumer goods, agriculture, financial services and real estate. His practice focuses on M&A, inbound and outbound cross-border investment, corporate establishments and restructurings. In addition he advises on general commercial matters including technology law, exchange control, supply and franchise agreements, BEE compliance and IP commercialisation.
André joins the firm from Adams & Adams where he was a partner since 2007. He brings with him senior associate, Delia Roopnarain and associate, Sibusile (Sibu) Khusi.
Commenting on the appointment, South Africa Country Managing Partner, Johannes Gouws, said: “André is a great fit for our successful and ambitious corporate practice. His significant cross-border investment experience enhances our existing M&A capability and his broad commercial experience enhances our ability to service our local and international clients across the full spectrum of their legal needs. We are excited to have him, Delia and Sibu join our team.”
André Visser, added: “DLA Piper’s growth and investment in South Africa, and more broadly in Africa over the last few years has been impressive. It is widely recognised as one of the leading international firms and has an exceptional integrated full-service platform that really appealed to me. I look forward to working with my colleagues to further build our successful corporate and commercial practice for the benefit of our clients and our people.”