After obtaining a BAcc LLB degree from the University of Stellenbosch in 2005, Annemarie did her articles of clerkship at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr. She was admitted as an attorney, notary and conveyancer in February 2008 and appointed as an associate in the Litigation Department of Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr. She joined the commercial dispute resolution department of Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs in November 2008.
Her experience includes a vast array of commercial matters such as contractual disputes, shareholders’ and directors’ disputes, disputes involving fiduciary responsibilities, property and lease related matters as well as matrimonial and family law. She has advised on many insurance related matters including regulatory dealings with the Financial Services Board, South African Reserve Bank and South African Revenue Service.
She has acted for various large and medium size corporations, local and international, as well as individuals and trusts in High Court and Magistrates’ Court litigation and arbitrations.
As a dispute resolution attorney Annemarie has valuable experience in the interpretation of legal documents, agreements and legislation and has assisted with the drafting of commercial contracts and several complicated legal opinions on a wide range of topics, including insurance issues and corporate governance.
Annemarie’s accounting knowledge and skills are extremely valuable in the resolution of disputes as it gives her a deeper appreciation and understanding of the accounting and tax implications of various aspects of matters especially settlement agreements.
Danielle, a former partner at Cox Yeats, Durban, graduated summa cum laude with an LLB degree in 2004 from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. She was admitted as an attorney, notary public and conveyancer in March 2007. Since moving to Cape Town in 2010, Danielle has practiced in the litigation and banking and finance departments at Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs Inc, and over the past number of years has focused on providing guidance to clients in the context of various commercial arrangements and transactions.
Danielle has extensive experience in drafting and negotiating a variety of agreements, including share purchase, share subscription, business and asset sales, share buy-backs, loans and all types of bespoke agreements; as well as advising on restructures, general commercial and corporate governance matters, project managing transactions and conducting legal due diligence reviews.
She also advises on compliance with the Companies Act and corporate governance requirements, and is experienced in drafting and reviewing memoranda of incorporation, shareholders’ agreements and corporate authorities.
Danielle has been involved in major property development projects, which include drafting development agreements, co-ownership and joint ventures, property sale agreements and commercial, residential and notarial lease agreements; and advising on structuring and legal compliance for developments.
In respect of finance-related matters, Danielle has acted as legal counsel on South African law aspects in connection with various financing transactions, including reviewing, commenting on, drafting and negotiating facility agreements, security documents, legal opinions on capacity, authority and enforceability, and providing advice and opinions from a regulatory perspective.
Danielle has a unique combination of experience and skills, which has enabled her to develop a wide knowledge base and deep understanding of her clients’ businesses over the past 15 years. Danielle aims to analyse situations, understand her clients’ objectives, interpret the facts and the ways in which the law may apply, in order to provide her clients with holistic, practical and efficient advice.