Gasant is a Partner in Clyde & Co's global corporate & advisory practice, with close to 30 years of corporate and commercial experience. He has advised local and international clients on some of South Africa's largest transactions, including several public companies listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, state-owned companies, and government bodies.
Gasant Orrie "is a household name in the M&A market in Cape Town."
Chambers Global, South Africa, Corporate/M&A - 2022
In July 2022, Gasant joined Clyde & Co's global corporate & advisory practice. Prior to that, Gasant practised in law firms in Cape Town and Johannesburg before being appointed Chief Legal Advisor at South African Airways in 1995. He has also served as a member of the South African Airways Executive Committee, Aviation Safety Review Board and Transformation Committee.
In 1997, Gasant joined Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, where he was the Managing Partner of the firm's Cape office until June 2022. He is a Chambers Global ranked lawyer who is highly regarded and widely recognised for his extensive expertise in corporate M&A, transaction, and advisory work across several key sectors such as financial services, hospitality and leisure, real estate, aviation and oil and gas.
Gasant also advises on corporate governance matters including advising in relation to directors' duties and liability, memorandums of incorporation, shareholders' agreements, the Companies Act/Regulations, King Report, governance frameworks, board charters and terms of reference, and the like.
Gasant has advised local and international clients on some of South Africa's largest and most progressive transactions, including:
Energy & Natural Resources
Projects & Construction
Regulatory & Investigations