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    2. The green economy: identifying primary risks and key opportunities
    3. ALPLA expands its global plastic recycling capabilities
    4. Solving global challenges
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  7. Partner interviews
    1. Interview with Gabriela Staber
    2. Interview with Sophie Marquet
    3. Interview with Courtney Rothery
    4. Interview with María González Gordon
    5. Interview with Mariel Dimsey
    6. Interview with Nedžida Salihović-Whalen
    7. Interview with Annemieke Hazelhoff
    8. Interview with Michelle Barclay
    9. Interview with Deepa Vallabh
    10. Interview with Gerlind Wisskirchen

Interview with Deepa Vallabh

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Deepa Vallabh | Head of Africa: M&A | Co-Head of Corporate & Commercial | South Africa
Deepa Vallabh
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What is the best way to stay connected to the issues that affect your clients?

Have consistent relationship meetings with the internal general counsel and ensure that you follow any press releases and news affecting their business and the sector they operate in.

What was the most interesting cross-border, cross-discipline project that you were involved in?

The restructuring of MultiChoice Africa Holdings, involving 42 jurisdictions across
Africa; and Old Mutual’s disposal of its Latin America assets to a Chinese purchaser. The disposer was based in South Africa and the UK, with assets in three jurisdictions (Brazil, Colombia and Uruguay), and the purchaser was a Chinese shareholder with an Isle of Man structure.

Which connections in your life have enhanced or progressed your career
the most?

My previous employment as an in-house legal counsel and the relationships I have built up with clients steadily over a number of years.