Riza Moosa

Head of Banking and Finance, South Africa; Director

Riza Moosa


T:+27 11 685 8675

F:+27 11 301 3200

Riza is a banking and finance lawyer based in Johannesburg.

Riza advises and leads on high-end complex domestic and international banking and finance transactions. He is experienced at leading large, multi-disciplinary teams in complicated debt restructuring, work out and refinancing transactions. He acts for a number of development financiers on a range of finance transactions and understands development finance well. He is very experienced in preference share funding, both in acquisition transactions and as a general investment product. In the field of asset financing, he has significant experience in aircraft financing where he advises domestic and international airlines, aircraft manufacturers and banks on funding and security aspects related to aircraft transactions. He has experience in Islamic finance where he has advised local and foreign banks in establishing Islamic finance products and investments.

He is recognized and rated in international publications, including Chambers Global, IFLR1000 and Who's Who Legal in the area of banking and finance.

Chambers Global, 2014 mentioned that Riza "leads the department and is praised for his management of the team, and for being 'extremely efficient, commercial, pragmatic and easy to work with.'"

Riza holds a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws and Master of Laws degrees.


Riza Moosa is a leading lawyer in the IFLR1000

  • Videos

    Banking and finance - Focusing on preference shares

    January 2013

  • Publications
  • News

    Financial Mail - Riza Moosa

    Riza Moosa was quoted in an article that discusses the rulings on acceleration clauses and the issues around non-enforcement. .

    January 23, 2014

    Financial Mail - Riza Moosa

    Riza Moosa was quoted in an article published in the Financial Mail discussing Lenders exercising their rights under acceleration clauses with caution.

    December 06, 2013