Senior M&A partner Deepa Vallabh joins Hogan Lovells from CMS, where she was Head of Africa: M&A and Co-Head of Corporate & Commercial. In addition to her more recent experience with CMS, Deepa has led large successful M&A teams at Webber Wentzel and Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr. She has also participated in the senior management structures of all of those firms. Deepa advises on M&A and capital market transactions as well as corporate reorganisations and restructurings, across a number of industry sectors including mining, consumer and TMT. She brings over two decades of experience advising clients on their cross-border, strategic transactions in Africa.


SSQ’s co-head of the South Africa practice, Sona Walentin commented “This move is evidence of our continued commitment to helping our clients across the globe, building on our excellent relationships beyond individual jurisdictions. The successful international integration across all parts of the network of a firm is playing an increasing role in successfully hiring partners for an international practice such as Hogan Lovells.”

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