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Jeff Buckland adds diverse expertise to our corporate and commercial department. He focuses on all aspects of corporate law, including public and private mergers, acquisitions and disposals, outsourcings, crafting constitutional documents for different types of companies, partnerships, joint ventures and trusts incorporating majority and minority protections, exit strategies and commercial arrangements, corporate restructurings, investments in debt, equity and hybrid instruments, corporate governance, and JSE listing requirements.


He has been involved in establishing numerous South African private equity funds, some with parallel fund structures, and private mezzanine debt funds. He has executed many acquisitions and disposals by private equity funds, including crafting the constitutional documents for portfolio companies.

Chambers Global

"Jeff Buckland is a natural leader and has a meticulous approach to material analysis."

"He has an impressive depth of knowledge and can work on a range of issues."


Investment Funds 
Corporate Governance


1985 BCom – University of Stellenbosch
1987 LLB – University of Stellenbosch
1990 LLM (Company Law & Tax) – UNISA
1992 HDip Tax Law - University of Johannesburg

2021 Certificate in Blockchain and Digital Currency: The future of money - University of Cape Town


20172023 Recommended in Chambers Global for Corporate M&A: Private Equity 
20182019 Recommended in Legal 500 Commercial, Corporate and M&A

2019–2024 Recognised in The Best Lawyers in South Africa for Debt and Equity & Private Equity Law




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Jeff Buckland

Special Counsel & Head of Corporate 


+27 11 523 6014


+27 11 286 6900

Practice area:

Corporate/transaction advisory & commercial, Corporate governance

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