Ira Epstein


Ira is often highly rated in various local and international publications including Chambers and Partners and Best Lawyers, which list globally renowned lawyers and law firms. Acknowledged as a “well-respected lawyer with considerable commercial experience. His knowledge spans the full range of issues in this space, such as joint ventures, restructurings and M&A”, Ira needs little introduction in legal circles.

A highly respected corporate and commercial lawyer with international and local clients across all sectors, Ira is known for his leadership skills and prodigious legal expertise.

Prior to joining Fluxmans, Ira became a founding shareholder of a niche corporate finance house where he advised corporate clients and high net worth individuals. He then returned to mainstream corporate and commercial law where he continues to thrive and excel.

In addition to his busy practice and the management of the firm, Ira regularly shares his vast knowledge on podcasts for various leading publications and in interviews.

His areas of expertise include mergers and acquisitions, stock exchange listings, tax structuring, 2008 Companies Act, Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment, capital raising, asset and business acquisitions and disposals, corporate formations and structuring, all forms of commercial and business contracts, management buy-outs, private equity and venture capital, schemes of arrangement, share buy backs, estate planning, drafting of trusts and wills, share incentive schemes,  security arrangements, distribution, licensing and supply arrangements and other trade agreements.

In his day-to-day practice, Ira advises on all aspects of mergers and acquisitions and disposals of businesses and assets by entities, including cross border transactions, related regulatory issues (such as the Takeover Regulation Panel Code and Exchange Control), private equity transactions, general corporate and commercial law, corporate re-financings and restructuring, preparation and negotiation of all types of agreements, estate planning, drafting of trusts and wills, duties and responsibilities of directors and officers, and other corporate governance aspects, as well as general commercial matters

Ira obtained his BCom and LLB (cum laude) degrees at the University of the Witwatersrand. He was appointed Joint Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Fluxmans in 2020.