Johann Spies – Country Manager
Johann is a South African admitted attorney and notary who specialises in mergers and acquisitions, commercial and regulatory advice for clients in a variety of sectors which includes the financial services, steel, construction, aviation and energy sectors. He has extensive experience in cross-border transactions and commercial structuring in and into Africa and advises clients on product development and internal business structuring in highly regulated markets and sectors.
To complement his experience as a practicing attorney, Johann has experience as an in-house legal counsel for a company in the credit provision and insurance markets which operates in a number of jurisdictions.
Johann began his career at Webber Wentzel (the South African Linklaters associate and one of the largest firms in Africa) and has practiced in Yangon, Myanmar, where he specialised in cross-border transactions, commercial arrangements and the regulatory framework in the South East Asian markets. Prior to joining Arion Legal, Johann practiced as a partner at Clyde & Co, Johannesburg, in the corporate and commercial department. Johann prides himself on delivering legally sound advice which is commercially minded and reflects an understanding of clients’ businesses.
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