Melvin Morgan Naidu
South African-Licensed FinTech Contract Attorney (Non-Practicing)
From 2008 until 2010, Melvin Naidu articled at one of South Africa’s premier top-tier law firms, Eversheds South Africa (now Hogan Lovells South Africa), where he gained experience in commercial litigation, defense work for the largest governmental insurance scheme (the Road Accident Fund) and conveyancing work. During this period he worked with the country’s largest financial institutions and companies such as Investec, Standard Bank, BP (British Petroleum) and others.
2007: University of the Witwatersrand (LLB)
2011: Admitted as Attorney of the Republic of South Africa
From 2011 to 2018, he started a private practice in partnership with another attorney under the name and style of Naidu Richen Attorneys Incorporated where he gained further experience in structuring international trade transactions, advising on acquisitions and commercial litigation.
He further gained business administration experience by providing financial oversight and general management of a R60,000,000.00 (Sixty Million Rand) counter land invasion project for the Gauteng Department of Human Settlements, which saw the employment of 160 guards over 3 sites, the allocation of 1500 Rural Development Housing Projects and the peaceful reallocation of 26 families.
Melvin has now moved into consulting as a full time international legal consultant and is a member of various organizations including Gotosolar (gotosolar.fund), a private equity fund which finances various solar power projects all over the world.
He currently practices in the following areas of law:
- Drafting commercial agreements (share purchase agreements, exclusive distribution agreements, etc.);
- Drafting Terms of Service for websites, software applications, etc.;
- Structuring international trade transactions;
- Conducting Legal Audits of Whitepapers;
- Drafting GDPR and KYC/AML/CTF documentation; and
- Conducting legal assessments on Tokens including security versus utility assessments.