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Lara Wills, Partner

Lara Wills

Partner

Languages

English

Practice areas

  • Commercial agreements
  • Commercial and IT
  • Consumer
  • Corporate
  • Privacy, data protection and cybersecurity

Practice notes

Lara is a partner in the commercial department at the Durban office.

During the course of her practice Lara advises, drafts and negotiates various commercial agreements and has advised on a number of mergers and acquisitions.

Lara is also a Notary Public.

Her recent experience includes advising:

  • Park Hotels & Resorts Inc. a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange, through its subsidiary, on the disposal of its property-owning interest in the Durban Hilton Hotel. The transaction comprised a gross purchase price of USD 33.85 million, subject to adjustments and additional recoveries. The transaction was recognised by DealMakers as the second highest by deal value in South Africa for unlisted deals in Q1 2018;
  • Vector Logistics Proprietary Limited on its acquisition of a 45% shareholding in a Zambian company conducting the business of trading and distributing fast moving consumer goods;
  • a global company, having its headquarters based in the UK, with the acquisition of the entire share capital of a South African company carrying on the business of providing retail, payroll & human resources together with ERP software solutions;
  • Massdiscounters t/a Game and Dion Wired on contractual and other legal aspects regarding its SAP S/4 Hana realisation programme; and
  • City Technology Solutions on an agreement for the development of custom software by an Italian software developer.