Martin Mota

Martin Mota


Area of Expertise:

  • Corporate Commercial
  • Company Law
  • Franchising
  • Civil Litigation
  • ICT Contracts

His Recent Work

  • Advicing Kellogg on itsimolimentation of the Protection of Personal Information Act
  • Advising MultChoice on a potential acquisition, including conducting the due diligence investigation

Martin Mota is the founding director of Mota Africa. He has more than 12 years of commercial law experience.

Previously, Martin had been a partner in the commercial department of one of South Africa’s largest law firms where he gained experience in a wide range of commercial law related specialist fields

Martin Mota’s impactful transactions

  • Lead attorneys for MultiChoice in the acquisition by MTN of the fibre business of MultiChoice for ZAR 220 million. 
  • Acting for MultiChoice in its proposed acquisition of ASEM.
  • Acting for MultiChoice in acquisitions of interest in various entities on the African Continent.
  • Acted for Atlatsa Resources (JSE listed mining Company) in its acquisition of numerous interests in a number of South African mining companies for an aggregate consideration of ZAR 3.6 Billion
  • Acted for Atlatsa in the refinancing of the Anooraq transaction referred to above.
  • Acted for Motorola in its sale of business by Motorola Inc of its networks business to Nokia Siemens Networks, a global transaction worth approximately USD 1.2 billion.
  • Acted for Oracle in its acquisition of a local subsidiary of Sun Microsystems Inc, a global transaction worth approximately USD 7.4 billion.
  • Acted for Reef Switchboard and RE:CM of a 34,9 stake in Dorbyl Limited, a JSE listed entity.
  • Acted for SARS in the procurement of new information technology infastructure and network services for all SARS offices.
  • Acted for Sage in various ICT related projects.
  • Acted for DNS (provides the core registry systems and related services for the .ZA Central Registry (ZACR) with the preparing, negotiating and settlement of a registry operator agreement.
  • Acted for Elite-Vine (a mining) in the commercialisation of its mine safety technology, including preparing, negotiating and settling various information technology agreements.
  • Acted for Oracle in various ICT contracts related transactions and negotiations.
  • Acted for SAGE in various ICT contracts related transactions and negotiations.
  • Acted for Aobokwe with respect to fuel station franchise negotiations with BP.
  • Acted for Cricket South Africa in establishing a franchise structure in respect of the T20 Global League.
  • Acted for Zig Enterprises with respect to resturant franchise negotiations with Senhor Chicken Franchise.
  • We advise the following entities on their corporate governance requirements in South Africa:
    • Signify (formerly Phillips)
    • Kellogg
    • MultiChoice
  • Our Associate, Atlegang Govuza, was a clerk for Justice Jufta at the Constitutional Court and, in that capacity, conducted research, formulated opinions and assited Justice Jafta in various matters, including the following;
    • CCT 295/20 State Capture Commission vs JG Zuma
    • CCT 307/19 Sonke Gender Justice vs President of RSA
    • CTT 48/17 Freedom Under Law vs Minister of Social Development and;
    • CCT 278/19 AmaBhungane Centre for Investigative Journalism NPC and another vs Minister of Justice and Correctional Services
  • Acted for the National Association of Manufacturers of Electronic Components in the High Court and Supreme Court of Appeal on a legality review application.
  • Advised Armscor on the lawfulness of the lawfulness of the cancellation of 3 tenders issued by Armscor.
  • Represented various clients on matters relating to tender review applications.
  • Provision of advice pertaining to potential litigation.
  • Advised Armscor on the application of the United Nations (“UN”) sanctions on the Islamic Republic of Iran (“Iran”) read together with United Nations Security Council (“UNSC”) Resolution 2231(2015) and the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action of 14 July 2015, in the context of the procurement by Iran of a specific Missile from South Africa.
  • We act for a number of clients in Civil Litigation matters of a commerical nature, including Kellogg, signify (previously Philips) and others.
  • We have represented our clients in Civil Litigation matters in the Magistrate Courts, High Court and Supreme Court of Appeal.
  • Filed trademarks world wide for Cricket South Africa in relation to the Mzansi Super League.
  • Advises various clients, including Kellogg on intellectual property matters.
  • Currently implementing a full Protection of Personal Information Act compliance project for Kellogg South Africa.

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