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‘stellar banking and finance practice … with a strong track record of complex and high-value deals’ – Chambers and Partners, 2022

  • Overview
  • Significant Matters

The need for commercially sound legal advice is becoming increasingly critical in the emerging markets of Africa where governments and the private sector are fully focused on investments necessary to empower development.

We are recognised as the leading Finance Practice in Sub-Saharan Africa and a market-leader in innovation, efficiency, documentation standards and best practice. Our active presence in key African jurisdictions and deep relationships across the continent allow us to offer seamless cross-border solutions. These advantages also afford us an unrivalled understanding of the requirements for local and cross-border funding transactions.

The members of our integrated team specialise in complex domestic and cross-border finance transactions and have extensive knowledge of leveraged and acquisition finance, structured finance, capital markets, projects and infrastructure, real estate finance, trade and export finance, commodities finance, derivatives, securitisation, preference share finance, subordinated debt and insolvency and restructuring.

Our depth of expertise enables us to provide advice across the entire capital structure of a transaction (from working capital facilities to hedging; equity financing to mezzanine debt).

We have become the trusted advisers to many of the leading African and international  sponsors, alternative capital providers, corporate and investment banks, financial institutions, funds, venture capital providers, corporate borrowers, state-owned entities, regulatory bodies, governments and insolvency and business rescue practitioners.

Our specialist expertise include:

  • Acquisition finance
  • Asset finance
  • Commodities finance
  • Corporate finance
  • ECIC export credit finance
  • Leveraged finance
  • Mining and resource finance
  • Preference share funding
  • Real estate finance
  • Secured lending
  • Structured finance
  • Subordinated and mezzanine funding
  • Syndicated finance
  • Trade/ commodity finance
  • Venture capital

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