Mahon-2

Member Type:

Advocates

Admission to Society:

2005

Experience:

Mahon was called to the Bar in 2005 and did pupillage in Group 2 Maisels (as it then was) whereafter he took chambers in that group before it merged with the West Wing group to become the Maisels Group. He has acted in a number of prominent commercial matters, including the much publicised litigation between JCI and Randgold, involving allegations of corporate fraud.

He has acted for a number of JSE listed entities, banks, mining companies, construction companies and national political parties.

He has acted in a number of leading cases dealing with Business Rescue, Insider Trading and Market Abuse and the interpretation of the provisions of the Companies Act 71 of 2008.

He manages the South African Commercial Law blog at www.sacommerciallaw.com. Mahon is the founder of the Mahon Foundation, a charitable foundation focusing on education based initiatives within South Africa (www.mahonfoundation.org). In 2013 he was featured in the Mail & Guardian’s list of 200 Young South Africans. He is admitted to practice in Botswana, where he has represented government parastatals in various matters and has prepared opinions for consideration by Cabinet and Government departments.

Qualifications:

LLB, AIPSA Diploma in Insolvency Law

Member of the Association of Arbitrators of Southern Africa and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Areas of Practice:

Practices in all forms of commercial litigation, with a focus in:

  • Company Law
  • Business Rescue
  • Insolvency and Liquidations
  • Financial and Advisory Services Law
  • Securities and Exchange Provisions
  • Insider Trading and Market Abuse
  • Construction and Engineering Law

Reported and Noteworthy Cases

  • Thema v Law Society of the Northern Provinces and Others [2007] ZAGPHC 184
  • Amazwi Power Products (Pty) Ltd v Turnbull (2008) 29 ILJ 2554 (LAC)
  • SPX Technologies (Pty) Ltd v Betterect (Pty) Ltd (35421/07) [2010] ZAGPPHC 234
  • Haitas and Others v Port Wild Props 12 (Pty) Ltd 2011 (5) SA (GSJ)
  • Tecmed (Pty) Ltd and Others v Sojitz Corporation [2011] ZAPGJHC 147
  • Oakdene Square Properties (Pty) Ltd v Farm Bothasfontein (Kyalami) (Pty) Ltd 2012 (3) SA 273 (GSJ) (Drew Heads of Argument, not available for presentation of argument)
  • ABSA Bank Limited v Newcity Group (Pty) Ltd and another related matter [2013] 3 All SA 146 (GSJ)
  • Marathon Earthmovers CC v Dos Santos and Another [2012] ZAGP JHC 221
  • Van Zyl v Nuco Chrome Bophutatswana (Pty) Ltd and Others (43825/12) [2013] ZAGPJHC 40
  • Newcity Group (Pty) Ltd v Pellow NO and Others, China Construction Bank Corporation Johannesburg Branch v Crystal Lagoon Investments 53 (Pty) Ltd and Others (12/45437, 16566/12) [2013] ZAGPJHC 54
  • Oakdene Square Properties (Pty) Ltd and Others v Farm Bothasfontein (Kyalami) (Pty) Ltd and Others 2013 (4) SA 539 (SCA), also reported at [2013] 3 All SA 303 (SCA)
  • Absa Bank Limited v Naude NO and Another (66088/2012, 66087/2012) [2014] ZAGPPHC 181 (24 January 2014)
  • Butler v Van Zyl 2014 JDR 1139 (SCA) (also reported at (554/13) [2014] ZASCA 81 (30 May 2014)
  • Absa Bank Limited v Cohen (32870/12) [2014] ZAGPJHC 250 (3 June 2014)
  • Newcity Group (Pty) Limited v Pellow NO and Others (577/2013) [2014] ZASCA 162 (1 October 2014)
  • Siebels Hard Asset Fund Limited v Pouroulis (44754/14) [2015] ZAGPJHC 247 (28 October 2015)
  • Zietsman and Another v Directorate Of Market Abuse and Another 2016 (1) SA 218 (GP)
  • Nova Property Group Holdings Ltd and Others v Cobett and Another 2016 (4) SA 317 (SCA)
  • Arendse and Others v Van der Merwe and Another NNO 2016 (6) SA 490 (GJ)
  • Mohamed’s Leisure Holdings (Pty) Ltd v Southern Sun Hotel Interests (Pty) Ltd 2017 (4) SA 243 (GJ)

Contact Details:

 

Email: mahon@law.co.za

Phone: 083-257-7428