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OUR PEOPLE

CÉZANNE BRITAIN
CEO, Director
Cézanne heads up the Britain Renecke team.

Cézanne was the first black female partner to be appointed in (the then known as) DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr's Cape Town Corporate & Commercial practice.

Admitted as Attorney of the High Court of South Africa and Conveyancer (2003)

LLB - University of the Western Cape

LLM International Trade and Business Law (cum laude) - University of the Western Cape

Ford Foundation International Fellow

Cézanne has over 15 years’ experience as a corporate commercial lawyer, focussing on advising on South African company law, South African contract law, doing business in South Africa, conducting legal due diligence investigations, advising on, negotiating and structuring commercial and business transactions and advising on corporate governance.

Fearless in her pursuit for success and excellence, and committed to transformation, Cézanne is known to not follow the pack.

Named after the French painter, Cézanne likes to think she is a bit creative too, and is quite the artist when drawing transaction diagrams. She is also known for thinking on her feet; literally, and can often be found walking around the office barefoot.

RUBIN RENECKE
Consultant
Rubin consults to Britain Renecke on financial and technical matters relating to transactions.

BSc. Engineering (electro-mechanical) – University of Cape Town

Chartered Financial Analyst – CFA Institute (USA)

Rubin gained experience in Project Management, Systems Engineering, Plant Maintenance and Plant Process Computing during his 8 years at Eskom’s Koeberg Nuclear Power Station in Cape Town.
During this time, he spent 10 months in France working alongside French Nuclear Engineers.

In 2005 he changed careers and spent the next 11 years as an Investment Analyst at Allan Gray and Kagiso Asset Management. His primary focus was analysing and valuing various listed companies in sectors such as resources, paper, steel, gaming, construction, listed property, technology, industrials and retailers on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange as well as Global Stock markets.

With a passion for Harley Davidson motorcycles and learning foreign languages, Rubin adds a unique dimension to the Britain Renecke offering. When he is not riding his bike, he can be found mostly on the squash court and sometimes on the golf course.

Rubin is proficient in French and is learning to speak Mandarin.

KAYLA SHADIACK
Associate
Kayla is an associate at Britain Renecke.

Kayla began her legal career as a candidate attorney at Adams & Adams Attorneys where she gained extensive experience in the Commercial litigation and Property Departments.

  • Admitted as Attorney of the High Court of South Africa (2018)
  • Bachelor of Commerce in Law (Economics and Business Management) – University of Pretoria
  • LLB – University of Pretoria

Kayla is fast becoming an ardent and excellent commercial lawyer.

When she is not burning the midnight oil in the office, Kayla enjoys long walks on the beach with her one-eyed dog, Thor, and coming from Lebanese origin, also enjoys cooking up a storm as the "MasterChef" in the kitchen for friends and family.

In addition to being proficient in English and Afrikaans, Kayla speaks basic French and Zulu.

“A dream does not become a reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work”.

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