Peter Hesseling

Peter Hesseling
Office:
12th floor, 11 Buitengracht Street
8001
City:
Cape Town
Country:
South Africa
Tel:
+27 21 405 6009
Fax:
+27 21 405 6199

Biographies:

Who's Who Legal Capital Markets: Debt and Equity

Peter Hesseling is a director in the firm’s corporate and commercial practice and a member of the executive committee. Peter has extensive experience in insolvency law, company law, corporate restructuring, transaction structuring, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, black economic empowerment, the investment industry (including the design and implementation of fund structures for various asset classes), various types of financing, and selected areas of tax law.

Peter began his career in 1993 as a candidate attorney at Herbsteins (now Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) and became a director in 1997. Before completing his articles, Peter trained in the South African Navy (where he served as a legal officer) and resided and worked in the Netherlands.

Peter is recognised in the corporate/M&A chapters of Chambers Global (band 5, 2014 and 2015; band 4, 2016; band 3, 2017 and 2018); The Legal 500: EMEA (2008 to 2018); PLC’s Which Lawyer? (2011 and 2012); and IFLR1000 (2018). He is also ranked as a leading lawyer in WWL: M&A (2010, 2011 and 2018) and WWL: Capital Markets (2017). He was named exclusive winner of the International Law Office Client Choice Award for General Corporate in South Africa (2013–2014).

Peter is listed in the corporate law section of Best Lawyers International (2013–2018), and in 2016 was named “Lawyer of the Year” in this practice area. The 2018 edition of the guide also recommends him for insolvency and reorganisation, mergers and acquisitions, and private equity law.

Peter was educated at the University of Stellenbosch (BCom LLB HDip (tax)) and the University of Cape Town (Dip (insolvency law), PGDip (tax)). He was admitted as an attorney in 1995.

WWL says: Peter Hesseling stands out as "an excellent lawyer" for his strong commercial practice and expertise in debt and equity transactions. 

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Capital Markets which can be purchased from our Shop.

Who's Who Legal Corporate: Merger & Acquisition

Peter Hesseling is a director in Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr’s corporate and commercial practice and is a member of the firm’s executive committee. Peter has extensive experience in insolvency law, company law, corporate restructuring, transaction structuring, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, black economic empowerment, the investment industry (including the design and implementation of fund structures for various asset classes), various types of financing and selected areas of tax law.

Peter began his career in 1993 as a candidate attorney at Herbsteins (now Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) and became a director in 1997. Before completing his articles, Peter trained in the South African Navy (where he served as a legal officer) and resided and worked in the Netherlands.

Peter is recommended in the corporate/M&A sections of Chambers (band 5, 2014–2015; band 4, 2016; band 3, 2017 and 2018), Which Lawyer? (2011–2012); The Legal 500 EMEA (2008–2017); IFLR1000 2012. He also features in the corporate law, insolvency and reorganisation, M&A, and private equity sections of Best Lawyers International (2013–2018). He is also recommended in Who's Who Legal: Capital Markets (2017) and Who's Who Legal: Merger & Acquisitions (2010–2011).

In 2014, Peter was named exclusive winner of the general corporate category in South Africa at the International Law Office (ILO) Client Choice Awards.

Peter received his Bcom LLB Hdip in tax from the University of Stellenbosch, a Dip in Insolvency Law and a PGDip in tax from the University of Cape Town. He was admitted as an attorney in 1995.

Peter is a member of the Cape Law Society and speaks English and Afrikaans.

WWL says: Peter Hesseling is “incredibly strong” in the corporate space, where he is recognised for his “absolutely outstanding” work in structuring a range of transactions.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Corporate which can be purchased from our Shop.

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