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Kelly Hutchesson, Senior Associate

Kelly Hutchesson

Senior Associate

LLB Degree (Cum Laude)- University of Pretoria



Practice areas

  • Commercial agreements
  • Competition, EU and Trade
  • Corporate Real estate
  • Health and safety
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Outsourcing and offshoring
  • Technology, Media and Telecoms

Practice notes

Kelly is a senior associate in the commercial department at the Bryanston office. She graduated from the University of Pretoria with a LLB cum laude in 2012 and was admitted as an attorney in 2015 and a notary public in 2016.

During the course of her experience, Kelly has drafted and negotiated various commercial agreements in the ICT industry including service agreements, licensing agreements, EULAs, service level agreements as well as project and managed services agreements to implement and support ERP software at various companies, including steel manufacturers, bottlers, vehicle manufacturers and logistics companies.

She has also advised on a number of corporate transactions including mergers and acquisitions, due diligences, sale of businesses, corporate restructuring and divisionalisation of subsidiaries and cross border acquisitions. Kelly has also reported several mergers to the competition authorities in South Africa for various acquisitions, particularly in the TMT sector.

Kelly has drafted and negotiated many finance and lending agreements, security documents and, as a notary public, has registered notarial bonds in the various Deeds Registries.

In the real estate and construction sector, Kelly has drafted and negotiated various lease agreements (including triple net and built-to-suit leases), construction agreements and purchase and sale of land agreements.