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Azola Futshane


CMS RM Partners
82 Maude Street
3rd Floor
South Africa
Languages English, Xhosa

Azola is an Associate in the Corporate and Commercial team at CMS South Africa.

His experience in corporate matters includes assisting clients in company mergers and acquisitions involving share purchases and sales, joint venture agreements, license agreement reviews, and attending to commercial reviews in legal due diligence projects.

Before joining the practice, Azola worked in an international law firm where he was involved in commercial litigation matters, company mergers and acquisitions and ancillary intellectual property work.

He holds an LLB degree from the University of Cape Town. Furthermore, he has read for an LLM in Intellectual Property Law, with a focus on copyright law and computer programs. 

Azola was also a LAWCO: Community Service Leader at the University of Cape Town.

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Relevant experience

  • A global container transportation & shipping company – in relation to setting up business operations in South Africa.  
  • An empowered mining and engineering company – in relation to agreement review concerning a joint mining venture in South Africa
  • A company with business in renewable solar energy and green infrastructure projects – in relation to negotiating and setting up joint venture with Spanish counterparty
  • A well-established South African packaging supplier – in connection with the close of a deal for the purchase of a substantial portion of the client’s issued shares by international buyer
  • A South African mining company – in connection with the draft and review of land use agreement
  • A leading fund manager involved in industrial investments across Africa – in connection with setting up a financing project in Kenya
  • A bunkering services company – in relation to setting up joint bunkering operations in South Africa with Singaporean entity
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Memberships & Roles

  • Azola is a member of the Legal Practice Council 
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  • 2017 – LL.M, University of Cape Town, South Africa  
  • 2016 – LL.B,  University of Cape Town, South Africa
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