Eversheds Sutherland
Lara Jansen van Rensburg

Lara Jansen van Rensburg is a senior associate at Eversheds Sutherland (KZN) in the commercial department, advising primarily on commercial transactions. She holds an LLB degree and an LLM (Business Law) degree from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg Campus, and was admitted as an Attorney of the High Court in March 2015.

Lara joined Eversheds in January 2017. Lara has previous experience in general and corporate litigation; drafting legal documents and various appearances in Court.

Lara has assisted in providing clients with opinions and advice on a variety of contracts and commercial issues, and 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.
Advising public company RCL FOODS Limited, a leading African food producer operating across South Africa, Swaziland, Namibia, Botswana, Uganda and Zambia, on the acquisition of shares in a logistics company in Zambia.

Advising a private company based in South Africa and Mauritius on a high-value merger involving a UK based private equity firm.

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