Raffique-Ahmed Motala

Senior Associate
A highly driven and dedicated legal Senior Associate with substantial experience delivering complex and demanding corporate and commercial contracts and negotiations. Adept at combining outstanding academic knowledge and expertise with exceptional analysis, organisation and diligence to achieve successful outcomes in exacting circumstances. Excellent relationship and communication skills with stakeholders of all levels, building trusted partnerships through robust and consistent engagement. Proactive in seeking opportunities for ongoing professional development in order to produce the highest standards at all times.

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


  • Legal Practice Council
  • Assisting with all aspects of negotiations and drafting the R100m share sale agreement concluded between RTT Group (Pty) Ltd and CSG Holdings Limited in relation to Revert Risk Management Solutions (Pty) Ltd
  • Coordinating and finalising the competition law and financial services sector regulatory aspects for both the initial acquisition and subsequent increased equity stake in Saham Finances S.A across 20 African jurisdictions by Sanlam Limited with a combined transaction value of US$704m
  • Supporting negotiations and drafting 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 Wines2Whales (Pty) Ltd by Stillwater Sports (Pty) Ltd to Cape Epic (Pty) Ltd valued at R70m
  • Negotiating and drafting the transactional agreements in relation to 3G Direct Pay South Africa (Pty) Ltd acquisition of the entire issued share capital in each of PayThru South Africa (Pty) Ltd, Virtual Card Services South Africa (Pty) Ltd, Virtual Card Services Botswana (Pty) Ltd and Virtual Card Services Namibia (Pty) Ltd each with a transaction value in excess of R10m
  • Coordinating due diligence investigations and finalising due diligence reports for significant clients including Lewis Stores (Pty) Ltd, Sanlam Limited, Alpla Werke Alwin Lehner GmbH & Co KG and Ledjadja Coal (Pty) Ltd
  • 2019 - Present 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