Belinda Mapongwana

Belinda Mapongwana

Consultant to Lawgistics Legal Consultants.


Belinda Mapongwana is an admitted attorney with over 14 years experience. She is a well versed and experienced attorney, specialising in all aspects of Mergers & Acquisitions transactions, Corporate Commercial Law, Corporate Governance, Company Secretarial and Compliance and Risk Management. She has worked on a number of large and mediumsized M&A transactions in magic circle firms both locally and internationally.

Belinda commenced her articles in 2001 in the Commercial Department of Bowman Gilfillan Attorneys. In 2005, she joined Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs (“ENSafrica”). From 2007 to 2009, she was a Fellow of the Cyrus Vance South African Visiting Lawyer Program in New York, where she spent six months at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLC in the M&A and Private Equity Departments, and one year at Morgan Stanley, in the Global Structured Products team.

In 2010, she joined Absa Capital Compliance as Vice President, advising the Private Equity and Investment Banking Divisions on Compliance, Risk Management and Corporate Governance matters. She obtained her Certificate in Compliance Management from the University of Cape Town in 2011. In October 2011, she was seconded to Barclays Capital in London in the Investment Banking and Equity Syndicate Compliance Department.

QUALIFICATIONS
Belinda holds a Bachelor of Social Science and LLB from UCT and an LLM in International Business Law from Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, where she graduated with Honorable Mention. After obtaining her LLM, she completed an internship with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva.

SPECIALISATION:
  • Mergers & Acquisitions transactions.
  • Corporate Commercial Law.
  • Banking Law & Regulatory.
  • Compliance and Risk Management.
  • Corporate Governance.
  • Company Secretarial Services.