Njabulo Hlophe is a corporate foreign associate in the Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Njabulo focuses on private equity transactions and his experience includes advising private equity funds, private companies and public companies in a wide range of commercial transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, carve-outs, leveraged buyouts and corporate restructuring.


Thought Leadership

Regularly conducts training to board members in South Africa regarding good corporate governance practices, rights and fiduciary duties of directors, minority protections/specially protected matters and broad-based-black economic empowerment structures.

Panelist, “African Legal Fellows: Legal Landscape in Africa,” Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US LLP (New York, December 2018).

Panelist, “A Conversation with the Vance Center Africa/Power Africa Legal Fellows: Legal landscape, energy sector and opportunities in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa," Linklaters LLP (New York, February 2019).

Panelist, “A Conversation with the Vance Center Africa Legal Fellows: The Power Africa Initiative,” Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (UK) LLP (New York, March 2019).


African Legal Fellow, The Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice, 2018

Memberships & Affiliations

Member, Law Society of the Northern Provinces (South Africa)

Member, Golden Key International Honours Society


Admissions & Qualifications

  • Not admitted to practice in New York
  • 2016, High Court of South Africa (Gauteng Division, Pretoria)


  • English
  • Xhosa
  • Zulu


  • University of the WitwatersrandLL.B.cum laude2013
  • University of the WitwatersrandAdvanced Company Law Courses I & II