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Prof. Michael Mervyn Katz

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Phone: +27 *********  
Email: m***@***.com
Local Address:  South Africa
Company Description: ENSafrica has established offices and a growing footprint throughout Africa. Its offering to clients is unique, in that it is focused on Africa, and its offices do...   more

Employment History

  • Chairman
    ENS (Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs)
  • Chairman
    Corporate Commercial
  • Corporate Lawyer, Tax Adviser To Government, Chairman
    Edward Nathan & Friedland
  • Senior Partner
    Edward Nathan & Friedland
  • Partner
    Edward Nathan & Friedland
  • Chairman
    Nedcor Investment Bank
  • Non-Executive Director
    Nedcor Investment Bank
  • Chief Executive Officer
    Nedcor Investment Bank
  • Chairman
    Corporate Commercial Department
  • Non-Executive Vice Chairman of Nedbank Group
    Nedbank Group Limited

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board Member
    Nedbank Group Limited


  • Masters Degree , Company Law
77 Total References
Web References
Professor Michael ..., 5 Sept 2015 [cached]
Professor Michael Katz
Professor Michael Katz Professor Michael Katz has a B.Com.LlB (Witwatersrand University) Ll.M (Harvard Law School) LL.D(h.c) (Witwatersrand University).
Michael is the chairman of Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs Inc.
Professor Katz: Chaired the Commission of Enquiry into The Tax System - Appointed by Government; Was the Chairman of the Tax Advisory Committee to The Minister Of Finance; Was a member of the Securities Regulation Panel; Is a member of a number of Subcommittees of the Law Society of South Africa. Is a member of the King Committee on Corporate Governance; Chaired The Committee For the Restructuring of the Johannesburg Securities Exchange;
Michael is a director of a number of companies and trustee of trusts.
Michael is the Co-author of Butterworths Company Law Precedents and is also a Director of numerous companies.
In a speech submitted at the ENF-AfricaBio Breakfast Forum Meeting on Biotechnology, February 15, Prof. Michael Katz stated that "biotechnology's coming of age" was one of the new sweeping trends. According to Fortune Magazine (14 August 2000) biotech ranks alongside communications networking, entertainment and financial services as technologies which have the potential to transform the economy.
Katz, well-known corporate lawyer, tax adviser to Government, Chairman of Edward Nathan Friedland and Chairman of NIB, also quoted the Ernst & Young 2001 report which stated that "biotechnology will become the most dynamic industry, creating a platform for products affecting agriculture, chemicals, pharmaceuticals and affecting computer technology. This is evident from intense expansion of American biotechnology where by June 2000 some 9300 products have been tested in programmes relating to treatment of cancer, contagious diseases, and neurological disorders", says Katz. "Bearing that in mind, it is clear that biotechnology companies are the future winners in the equity market", concludes Katz.
Financial Mail - CAN'T WAIT TO SAY GOODBYE, 24 Dec 2004 [cached]
Nedcor acquired the law firm in 1999, after a cosy deal was struck between then Nedcor CEO Richard Laubscher and ENF senior partner Michael Katz, with a R400m price tag.
Katz reportedly pocketed R100m himself with the balance shared by other ENF partners.
Business Day, 30 April 2004 [cached]
"In 1999, Richard Laubscher, the former Nedcor chief executive, through discussions with Michael Katz, became aware that ENF was considering merging with an international legal practice.
"Nedcor/NIB then entered into discussions with ENF to purchase its corporate law advisory business.The chairman of ENF, Professor Michael Katz, although a non-executive director of Nedcor at the time, was not involved in his capacity as a director of Nedcor.Because of Michael Katz's position, great care was taken not to involve him on the Nedcor side when the acquisition of ENF was considered.Michael Katz was involved only as one of the ENF representatives," the statement said.
It continued: "Following initial negotiations between the Nedcor executives and ENF, the proposed transaction to acquire the corporate advisory business of ENF was presented to the Nedcor chairman's committee on 18 October 1999.Six non-executive directors and six of the executive committee members were present and discussed the issue.It was agreed by the committee that the executive management could proceed with the negotiations.
Michael Katz, who was a non-executive director representative on the committee, recused himself from these discussions.
Michael Katz recused himself from the decision.
Business Report - Nedcor faces quiz on cost of ENF deal [cached]
It is understood that a deal with Nedcor was first discussed in October 1999 between ENF senior partner Michael Katz and Nedcor's chief executive at the time, Richard Laubscher.
The initial plan involved only Katz moving to Nedcor and picking up a transfer fee of R100 million.
Ironically, Katz was the chairman of the commission that had recommended this change.
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