Raffique-Ahmed Motala

+27 (0) 21 801 5240
Raffique Motala is a Director and head of department at Adriaans Attorneys He specialises in M&A, where he has been involved in every aspect of the process, from rendering structuring advice, conducting and managing due diligence investigations, to contract negotiations and drafting He is experienced in drafting commercial contracts, either in relation to M&A’s, company sales and purchases or other bespoke commercial transactions Raffique’s experience also involves advising clients on company and corporate reorganisations and restructures and general corporate commercial law advice

  • 2013 Bachelor of Law (LLB), University of the Western Cape (UWC)


  • Legal Practice Council
  • Assisting with all aspects of negotiations, implementation and conclusion of various significant share sale purchase transactions in excess of R 100 million
  • Coordinating and finalising the competition law and financial services sector regulatory aspects for both the initial acquisition and subsequent increased equity stake in listed international insurance company across 20 African jurisdictions with a combined transaction value of US 704 million
  • Supporting negotiations and drafting and finalising comprehensive suite of transactional agreements, including but not limited to the sale of business agreement, services agreement and event management agreement for the sale of international and national sporting event and company valued at R 70 million
  • Negotiating and drafting the transactional agreements in relation to acquisition of the entire issued share capital in various online payment merchant companies across Africa each with a transaction value in excess of R 10 million
  • Coordinating due diligence investigations and finalising due diligence reports for significant clients including a number of listed and unlisted entities
  • Developing and implementing business and commercial strategies for purposes of corporate restructuring to increase efficiencies and effectiveness within business operations whilst reducing operating costs resulting in increased turnover and profits for small, medium and large listed and unlisted companies across various sectors and industries
  • Advising clients on various compliance and legislative requirements relating to the banking and finance and corporate and commercial sectors, respectively
  • Advising, structuring and drafting agreements for project development and project finance transactions in the renewable energy and solar energy sectors
  • Advising, instituting and pursuing employment litigation and commercial litigation matters, the most notable in excess of R 45 million
  • 2020 - Present Adriaans Attorneys (South Africa) Inc., Director and Head of the Corporate and Commercial Department
  • 2019 - 2020 Adriaans Attorneys (South Africa) Inc., Senior Associate
  • 2016 - 2019 Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs Inc. t/a ENSafrica, Corporate & Commercial Associate
  • 2016 Associate (Secondment) - ABSA Bank Limited
  • 2014 - 2016 Africa Practice Group (Corporate and Commercial) Candidate Attorney- Africa Practice Group (Corporate and Commercial) Candidate Attorney
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