Zurayda Mayet

Director

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Overview And Experience

In 2018, Zurayda accepted an invitation to speak at the Diasporic Alliance Conference for Cannabis Opportunities (DECO) in Philadelphia, USA, for the promotion of cannabis opportunities for poor and marginalised black communities. She is also one of the founding members and organisers of the Phekoana Cannabis Association of Lesotho and completed a Master’s dissertation in the legalisation of cannabis in South Africa and the effects in the workplace. 

Zurayda specialises in drafting and negotiation of commercial documents, advisory work on matters relating to mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, due diligence investigations, drafting shareholders agreements, sale of shares, memoranda of incorporation subscription agreements, board and shareholder resolutions and drafting of legal opinions and the identification of legal risks.

Zurayda Mayet, an avid writer, initially obtained a BA degree majoring in Media Studies and Journalism before working as a teacher in an underprivileged school in Johannesburg.  However, her passion for social justice and women empowerment compelled her to go on to complete an LLB degree at Wits University.

She has acted on behalf of a wide range of clients that include multi-national corporations, government institutions, non-governmental organisations, private individuals, and listed and unlisted companies.

Her experience stretches across corporate, commercial, and company law in various sectors both in South Africa and Lesotho and includes: 

  • Mining
  • Telecommunications
  • Insurance
  • Project-, corporate- and microfinance
  • Banking regulations and finance
  • Renewable energy
  • Financial markets and services
  • Group restructures
  • Anti-bribery and corruption policies and investigations
  • Preparation of loan facilities
  • Consumer and data protection
  • Export credit
  • Commercial litigation 

Qualifications

  • BA (Media Studies) (University of the Free State)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Education (UNISA)
  • LLB (University of the Witwatersrand (WITS))
  • LLM (Labour Law) (University of the Free State)
  • Admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa
  • Admitted attorney of the High Court and Court of Appeal of Lesotho 

Areas of Expertise

Commercial Law 95%
Corporate Law 92%
Commercial litigation 88%

Notable Transactions

 

Litigation 

  • Advising the Government of Lesotho in respect of the matter pertaining to Fraser Solar.
  • Advising Netcare Hospitals in respect to litigation in Lesotho
  • Advising Basil Reed in respect of litigation in Lesotho

 

Mergers & Acquisitions 

  • Advising Maluti Mountain Breweries in respect of the Coca-Cola Company acquisition

 

Regulatory matters 

  • Advising Barloworld in respect of the regulatory landscape Lesotho 
  • Advising British American Tobacco in respect of the regulatory landscape in Lesotho

 

Insurance 

  • Advising Alliance Insurance pertaining to various matters
  • Advising TIB Insurance pertaining to various matters
  • Advising Specialised Insurance pertaining to various matters 

 

Debt security 

  • Advising the EDCON group in respect of finance and re-finance agreements and specifically with regards to security agreements 
  • Advising Letseng Diamonds pertaining to debt restructuring 
  • Advising Mothae Diamond Mine in respect of project finance 

 

Project Finance 

  • Advising Sanlei pertaining to project finance 
  • Advising the IDC with respect to project finance pertaining to the Protea Hotel 
  • Advising MasterCard on cross-border matters and data protection in Lesotho 
  • Advising the Rosehip Company regards to project finance 
  • Advising the Senqu Holdings regards to project finance 

 

Cannabis 

  • Bophelo Bio Science & Wellness pertaining to the Halo Acquisition 
  • Advising Aphria: Medical Marijuana & Cannabis Oil Canada  in relation to the cannabis regulatory framework in Lesotho
  • Advising the Pension Fund of Lesotho through Mergence Investment Managers with regards to Medigrow/ MG Health 
  • Advising Verve Dynamics in obtaining regulatory approval 
  • Advising Maluti Green-Med pertaining to debt and equity financing 
  • Advising Hempvest Africa with regards to equity funding and corporate finance