Drawing on over 30 years’ experience, Carl Stein is recognised as one of South Africa’s leading corporate lawyers. His practice is primarily focused on advising large private and public corporate entities on M&A, securities and stock exchange transactions, as well as corporate and structured finance, and the drafting and negotiation of complex commercial agreements.
Clients he has advised include SABMiller, Kansai Paints, Nampak, Amcor Packaging, CFR Pharmaceuticals, Nando's, SBC Communications, Value Group and Taung Gold.
Carl has authored one of the definitive text books on South Africa's new Companies Act, The New Companies Act Unlocked, published in 2011. He regularly writes articles for various publications and presents at seminars on corporate law topics.
Chambers Global 2020 - Corporate M&A:
“Veteran practitioner Carl Stein maintains his long-standing reputation in the South African legal market.”
Chambers Global 2019:
"Carl Stein has a long-standing reputation in South Africa for his counsel on mergers and acquisitions, stock exchange transactions and corporate finance. He has notable clients in the telecoms industry."
Chambers Global 2018:
“Carl Stein is a seasoned practitioner in the South African market. He advises investment groups and corporations on a wide range of mandates including M&A and stock exchange transactions.”
Quote Chambers Global 2017:
“Sources describe Carl Stein as ‘a very impressive lawyer’ who has a ‘sound commercial head on his shoulders.’"
Mergers and Acquisitions
BCom - University of the Witwatersrand
LLB - University of the Witwatersrand
HDip Tax Law - University of the Witwatersrand
2015-2020 Recommended in Chambers Global for Mergers & Acquisitions
2008-2019 Recognised in The Best Lawyers in South Africa for Corporate Law and M&A
2019 Recognised in The Best Lawyers in South Africa for Corporate Governance & Compliance
2019 Recognised in The Best Lawyers in South Africa for Mergers & Acquisitions
2017-2018 Who’s Who Legal: Mergers & Acquisitions
2017-2018 Who’s Who Legal: Corporate Governance
2018-2019 Recommended in Legal 500 Commercial, Corporate and M&A