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Maud-Pia Hill

Senior Associate

CMS RM Partners
85 Grayston Drive
5th Floor
South Africa
Languages English

Maud is a corporate and commercial lawyer.

She assists in executing her clients’ strategy and objectives by providing commercial, solution-based services.

Maud’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions (both domestic and cross-border) as well as general corporate and commercial work in South Africa and across Africa for a variety of national and international clients.  

Prior to joining CMS South Africa, she served her articles at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr and went on to be appointed as an associate in the corporate and commercial department.  She was admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa in 2018. 

Maud has experience in a variety of sectors including telecommunications, media and communications, regulatory/compliance, agriculture, manufacturing, consumer products, mining and resources, investments, private equity, insurance, exchange control and pharmaceuticals.  

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Relevant experience

  • South African investment company - in relation to various acquisitions of game farms in South Africa. 
  • One of the largest independent global suppliers of chemical and pigment dispersions – in relation to its acquisition of a portion of the business of two South African based companies in a similar industry.  
  • The management shareholders of Clover Industries Limited - in relation to the reinvestment by the management shareholders, in connection with the acquisition by the MilCo consortium of the entire issued share capital of Clover Industries Limited, for approximately ZAR4.8 billion.
  • Old Mutual (South Africa) Holdings (Pty) Ltd in its disposal of its shares in various Latin American Companies to Lily Bermuda Capital Limited, to a value of approximately USD 307 500 000.00.  This transaction closed ion the first quarter of 2019.  This was an essential step for Old Mutual in this managed separation process to delist from the London Stock Exchange and refocus their efforts into Africa. 
  • JCDecaux - in relation to its investment in Nigeria.
  • MultiChoice Africa Holdings B.V. - in relation to its restructuring of its operations across 42 jurisdictions in Africa.
  • Founders Factory Africa Proprietary Limited - in relation to its incorporation in South Africa and the subscription of shares into it by two of its required investors. 
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  • 2015 – LL.M.,(cum laude) (Commercial Law), University of Johannesburg, South Africa. 
  • 2014 - LL.B., (cum laude), University of Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • 2012 – B.Com: Law (cum laude), University of Johannesburg, South Africa.
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  • Member of the Law Society of the Northern Provinces. 
  • Registered Notary Public.
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7 October 2019
CMS ex­pands in Africa
Frank­furt, 7 Oc­to­ber 2019. CMS an­nounces that RM Part­ners and Daly & In­am­dar Ad­voc­ates, based in South Africa and Kenya re­spect­ively, have today joined the lead­ing glob­al law firm. Go­ing for­ward, they...
June 2020
CMS Cor­por­ate / M&A Glob­al Bro­chure
A glob­al lead­er in Cor­por­ate / M&A We ad­vise some of the world’s lead­ing com­pan­ies on mer­gers & ac­quis­i­tions, of­ten in chal­len­ging and cross-bor­der situ­ations. With more than 1,000 law­yers of­fer­ing...
August 2020
CMS Com­mer­cial Glob­al Bro­chure
Com­mer­cial law reaches in­to all sec­tors. It is at the core of every busi­ness. With over 400 Com­mer­cial law­yers across 43 coun­tries glob­ally, we can help you across a range of Com­mer­cial is­sues in all...


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