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Sally Hutton
Sally Hutton
Position: Managing Partner
Practice: Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Equity
Office: Cape Town Johannesburg
Telephone: +27 11 530 5228 / +27 21 431 7282

Sally Hutton is a partner in the Corporate Practice and the managing partner at Webber Wentzel.

She is a private equity specialist and advises on all aspects of merger and acquisition transactions (both public and private) for private equity funds, including structuring advice, the consortium and shareholders arrangements, the management participation arrangements, broad-based black economic empowerment (B-BBEE) structures, funding arrangements and reorganisations.  She has acted in most of South Africa's highest profile private equity transactions over the past 20 years.

Her expertise has been recognised by various international research organisations including Chambers Global, Legal 500, IFLR1000, Who’s Who Legal and Best Lawyers.

Sally has BA and LLB degrees, both with distinction, from the University of Cape Town and an LLM degree, with distinction, from the University of the Witwatersrand.  She also has a Masters of Studies from the University of Oxford.  She attended an executive education programme on Leading Professional Services Firms at Harvard Business School in 2012.

Areas of expertise
  • Private equity transactional work
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Restructurings, recapitalisations and reorganisations
  • General commercial law

Named by:

  • IFLR1000 2006 - 2018 as a leading lawyer (Capital markets: Equity; M&A; Private equity).
  • The South African Professional Services Awards as the "Woman Professional of the Year 2016".
  • Chambers Global 2006 - 2017 as a ranked lawyer in Band 1 (Corporate/ M&A; Private Equity).
  • Legal 500 2012 - 2017 as a legal expert (Commercial, Corporate and M&A).
  • Who’s Who Legal 2012 - 2013 as a leading lawyer (Private Equity and M&A).
  • Best Lawyers 2008 - 2017 (Corporate Law, Derivatives, Finance Law and Private Equity Law) (Lawyer of the Year for Private Equity 2010).