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Xolisa Colani

Associate | Johannesburg

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Overview

Xolisa Colani is an associate in our Dispute Resolution Department of our Johannesburg office and a member of our Corporate Investigations Practice.

Xolisa is a specialised litigation, compliance, governance and regulatory lawyer. He specialises in anti-bribery and corruption compliance (ABAC) and Anti-money laundering matters involving the domestic and international corruption legislation, including but not limited to Financial Intelligence Centre Act, Proceeds of Crime Act, Public Finance Management Act, Criminal Procedure Act, Prevention and Combatting of Corrupt Activities Act (PRECCA), Municipal Finance Management Act, UK Bribery Act and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Xolisa has an LLB degree from the Nelson Mandel University in Gqeberha. He was admitted as a Legal Practitioner in the Makhanda High Court in 2021.

Experience

  • Acting for an International Fund defending interdictory relief sought against it pertaining to alleged defamation claims on both jurisdictional and urgency;
  • Assisting one of South Africa’s leading health risk managers in a review application to set aside a government contract brought by one of the losing companies;
  • Providing legal opinion on the enforceability of an unsigned contract for the supply of security services;
  • Reviewing ABC policies in a due diligence for one of the biggest deals for 2022 and;
  • Assisting in the prosecution of a significant arbitration claim of more than ZAR 40 million instituted by a concessionaire company against a government department.

AREA OF EXPERTISE

Qualifications

  • LLB degree from the Nelson Mandela University in Gqeberha.
  • Legal Practitioner in the Makhanda High Court (2021).

Overview

Xolisa Colani is an associate in our Dispute Resolution Department of our Johannesburg office and a member of our Corporate Investigations Practice.

Xolisa is a specialised litigation, compliance, governance and regulatory lawyer. He specialises in anti-bribery and corruption compliance (ABAC) and Anti-money laundering matters involving the domestic and international corruption legislation, including but not limited to Financial Intelligence Centre Act, Proceeds of Crime Act, Public Finance Management Act, Criminal Procedure Act, Prevention and Combatting of Corrupt Activities Act (PRECCA), Municipal Finance Management Act, UK Bribery Act and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Xolisa has an LLB degree from the Nelson Mandel University in Gqeberha. He was admitted as a Legal Practitioner in the Makhanda High Court in 2021.

Experience

  • Acting for an International Fund defending interdictory relief sought against it pertaining to alleged defamation claims on both jurisdictional and urgency;
  • Assisting one of South Africa’s leading health risk managers in a review application to set aside a government contract brought by one of the losing companies;
  • Providing legal opinion on the enforceability of an unsigned contract for the supply of security services;
  • Reviewing ABC policies in a due diligence for one of the biggest deals for 2022 and;
  • Assisting in the prosecution of a significant arbitration claim of more than ZAR 40 million instituted by a concessionaire company against a government department.

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