Thato has been in the legal industry for over half a decade after gaining his qualifications. Having originally trained in South Africa, he has practiced law across multiple jurisdictions, allowing Thato a diversity of thought and experience in tackling a variety of challenges. Clients know Thato as a tenacious lawyer who will work hard in pursuit of their best interests.
Thato focuses on general corporate law, private equity, mergers and acquisitions and venture capital. Commonly advising clients of the buy-side of complex M&A transactions, such as cross-border private equity funds and corporate entities.
With a passion of solving challenging situations and detail-oriented approach, Thato tailors his service offering and offers bespoke solutions to clients. Clients reach out to Thato for help with completing complex transactions and to get into the weeds of an issue before offering a clear and concise summary of the best route forward. Thato is relentlessly focused on productivity, efficiency and clear lines of communication and that results in the best cut-through for this issue.
Walker Morris has a strong culture of excellence and Thato takes this seriously, placing the client at the heart of actions on a day-to-day basis, in order to deliver a premium client service. He prides himself on listening attentively to clients and taking the time to ensure he understands clients’ commercial drivers. Understanding my clients’ ‘why’ helps me effect their ‘how’.
Thato holds a Bachelor of Laws from the North-West University, a Master of Laws (corporate law) from the University of Pretoria and a postgraduate diploma in taxation from the University of the Witwatersrand, all from South Africa. Thato is a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society and has featured in leading publications in South Africa.