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Charles You

Areas Of Practice:
Commercial, Corporate
Phone Number:
Cell Number:
+27 (0)11 286 6901
7 Sandton Square
Years of Practice:
140 West Street, Sandton
Gauteng / Johannesburg
Postal Address:
P O Box 78333, Sandton City, 2146
LLB (University of the Witwatersrand)

Focusing on commercial, corporate and mining law, Charles is the key contact person for the firm’s Asia strategy and responsible for liaising and assisting with all the firm’s Chinese clients.

In the general commercial field, Charles has assisted some major Chinese corporations with corporate governance and general commercial issues such as contracts, bonds, the old and new Companies Act, liquidations, and copyright related legal advice.

His clients include Bank of China, Baosteel Resources, China Foma, Heibei Iron and Steel Group, and CRRC.  

Representative experience:

  • Provide commercial legal advice to Heibei Iron and Steel in its proposed steel mill investment in South Africa.
  • Provide China Foma with legal advice in relation to its proposed joint venture with South African Forestry Company.
  • Providing corporate governance advice to China North Rail (now CRRC) on its successful bidding for a Transnet tender for 232 diesel locomotives.
  • Provide commercial and corporate governance advice to China South Rail (now CRRC) on various tenders to Transnet.   
  • Providing legal advice on various aspects of mining law to Baosteel Resources and Guangxi Dameng for their SA operations including mining rights, MPRDA and contracts.
English, Mandarin