Karabo Hiine





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LLB (Bachelor of Laws) – University of KwaZulu-Natal.
LLM (Master of Laws) cum laude – University of KwaZulu-Natal.


Karabo joined Shandu Attorneys in April 2018. When she was studying for her Bachelor of Laws Degree at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (“UKZN”), Karabo wrote two extracurricular research papers. In 2016, Karabo was a semi-finalist in the 45th Annual Ellie Newman Moot Court Competition, a prestigious competition which gives final year law students an opportunity to exhibit their practical legal skills and has produced some of the finest minds in the law fraternity.

In 2017, Karabo completed her Master of Laws Degree cum laude (Full Dissertation by Research) at UKZN. Her research and dissertation focused on International Trade Law and Investment in Africa.

On 19 April 2018, Karabo was awarded the Lexis Nexis Best Research Masters Student Award at the 16th Annual Victoria and Griffiths Mxenge Memorial Lecture presented by Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo.


Karabo has expertise in the business transactions and business agreements disciplines. She also assists in the provision of business law solutions in business dispute resolutions and commercial property disciplines.

  • Part of the team of Attorneys advising Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa Limited in the implementation of the restructuring of its shareholding in Glodina Towelling Proprietary Limited and Colibri Towelling Proprietary Limited through special corporate rules in the Income Tax Act, which afford ‘rollover’ tax relief to facilitate a corporate restructure of a group of companies. The transaction involved a series of transactions including an asset-for-share transaction (section 42), an amalgamation transaction (section 44), an unbundling transaction (sections 46 and 46A) and transactions in respect of liquidation, winding-up and deregistration of some companies. Transaction value: Neutral.

2019 – 2020

  • Part of the team of Attorneys advising 3Sixty Financial Services Group Proprietary Limited (a subsidiary of NUMSA Investment Company Proprietary Limited) in its acquisition of the majority of the entire issued shares in the capital of Salt Employee Benefits Proprietary Limited.  Transaction value: R 170m+. 2019.
  • Part of the team of Attorneys advising The Chairperson and The Acting Secretary of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture, Corruption and Fraud in the Public S ector Including Organs of State in 2 (two) urgent High Court Applications by and against Mr Kubentheran Moodley involving the interpretation of the search and seizure powers of the Commission and the implementation of searches and seizures and review applications and appeals. 2019.
  • Part of the team of Attorneys advising Mathupha Capital Proprietary Limited in its acquisition of the Aveng Rail business from Aveng Limited. Transaction value: R 133m.

2018 – 2019

  • Part of the team of Attorneys providing business dispute resolution advise in respect various disputes emanating from contractual agreements e.g. breaches, enforcement, execution, collections and recoveries, settlement negotiations, from inception to settlement or litigation and the drafting therein, for various corporate clients including Foskor Proprietary Limited, 360 Financial Service Group Proprietary Limited, NUMSA Investment Company Proprietary Limited, Doves Group Proprietary Limited, Adcock Ingram Holdings, Adcock Ingram Critical Care Proprietary Limited and the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa Limited.
  • Part of the team of Attorneys assisting with collections and evictions on behalf of JHI Retail Property Limited, a division of Excellerate Real Estate Services Property Limited (Cushman & Wakefield), in respect of the numerous short, long and fixed-term lease agreements at shopping centres owned by Liberty Group Limited, Vukile Property Fund Limited, Redefine Retail Proprietary Limited and  managed by JHI, situated in various portfolios ranging between Mpumalanga, Johannesburg, Pretoria and Bloemfontein.
  • Part of the team of Attorneys assisting with recoveries on behalf of the Land and Agricultural Development Bank of South Africa, in respect of the numerous loans advanced by the Land Bank to various borrowers and in respect of insurance products offered to customers in the agricultural sector (e.g. crop cover to farmers) by the Land Bank Life Insurance Company SOC Limited, a subsidiary of the Land Bank.
  • Special and Differential Treatment Provisions of the World Trade Organization: The Pursuit of Development for Developing Countries LLM Dissertation  (2017) – University of KwaZulu-Natal.
  • Domestic Violence: The Implications And Effects On Children And The Legal Protection Provided. University of KwaZulu-Natal Student Law Review. (2019).