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Lydia Shadrach-Razzino

Lydia Shadrach-Razzino is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Corporate M&A Practice Group in Johannesburg.
She was a shortlisted finalist for Dealmaker of the Year in 2021 and again in 2022 and received the award in 2022, making her the first woman in the history of the award to have won.
In 2022, Lydia was also awarded the Client Choice M&A lawyer of the Year Award. In 2014, Lydia was awarded the ABSIP Corporate Finance Lawyer of the Year award. She is also recognised by Chambers (for M&A and Private Equity), Legal 500 and Best Lawyers and is featured in Who's Who Legal.

On 28 August 2023, the Minister of Trade, Industry, and Competition published proposed amendments (the Companies Amendment Bill and Companies Second Amendment Bill) to the Companies Act No. 71 of 2008. We have set out a summary of certain of these amendments, which, in our view, are noteworthy, as well as our views on these amendments.