Webber Wentzel bolsters its leading M&A offering

​​​​Webber Wentzel has for many years been considered a leader in the M&A space. Growing its already established platform of excellence, Webber Wentzel has recently bolstered its M&A expertise through the appointment to the firm of Lilia Franca and her team from CDH.

At the partnership level, Lilia Franca and Giada Masina are joining Webber Wentzel.

Lilia specialises in listed M&A transactions and capital markets work with a focus on regulated affected transactions, take-private transactions and BEE transactions. Her expertise has been recognised by various international research organisations including Legal 500, IFLR100 and Best Lawyers. She has an LLB and an H.Dip Company Law, both from the University of the Witwatersrand.

Giada Masina specialises in M&A and mining law and has over a decade of experience in the mining industry. She advises on all mining regulatory aspects of commercial transactions from inception to implementation. Her expertise has been recognised by Legal 500 and Chambers Global. She has a B.Com Law from the Rand Afrikaans University and an LLB from the University of Johannesburg.

At the associate level, Gopolang Kgaile and Justin Roberts are also joining the firm. The team all joined in February.

"Lilia and her team are highly regarded in the market. I am confident that their experience, expertise and well-established client relationships will further solidify our position as a market leader in relation to capital markets and M&A work across a number of key sectors such as Mining, Financial Services and TMT."



Ziyanda Ntshona, Corporate Business Unit Head, Webber Wentzel.

"The team and I have been overwhelmed by the support and warmth from the people at Webber Wentzel and its leadership, and we are thrilled to be part of such an incredible firm."


- Lilia Franca, partner, Webber Wentzel.