30 Jun 2017

Hatstone appoints two Group Partners

Hatstone is delighted to announce that Daléne Botha and Bennie Burger have been promoted to Group Partners. Daléne is based at Hatstone’s South Africa office whilst Bennie is based at the Jersey office.

The appointments bring the number of partners to nine globally.

Daléne specialises in corporate and commercial, private client and collective investment funds. She has a particular interest in cross border structuring and regularly advises ultra high-net-worth families on effective structures for asset protection and succession planning.

Bennie specialises in corporate and commercial, private wealth, trust law, banking and finance, and alternative dispute resolution. Bennie is admitted to practise as solicitor in England & Wales, Anguilla in the British West Indies and as an attorney in South Africa with higher rights. He has significant experience in cross border acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures and financing transactions and advises a wide range of companies, banks and private clients. In addition to his transactional practice, Bennie advises boards of directors and senior management on a broad range of governance, compliance, and other sensitive matters. He also works closely with top law firms in London, the British Virgin Islands, Mauritius, South Africa and Botswana.

Group Partner Carl O’Shea commented: 

“In recognition of their hard work and contribution to the Hatstone Group we are delighted to promote Daléne and Bennie to Group Partner. They are both highly regarded by clients, contacts and the team at Hatstone and so it is a pleasure to promote from within. The Group has several plans for the next stage of growth and so we very much look forward to their involvement and contribution at this exciting time.”

Hatstone is acknowledged as a leading boutique law firm with offices in Jersey, London, Panama and South Africa. Since its inception in December 2011, the firm has not only seen considerable growth, it has also recently enjoyed significant recognition, having been named boutique law firm of the year at the prestigious Citywealth IFC awards; and Investment Fund Law Firm of the Year – Jersey in the Corporate LiveWire 2017 Global Awards.