Leading structured trade and commodity finance director joins Norton Rose South Africa

9 January 2012

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International legal practice, Norton Rose South Africa has announced today that Lodewyk Meyer, a banking and finance specialist, has joined their Johannesburg office as a director.

Lodewyk joins from Bowman Gilfillan Attorneys where he was a director.

Lodewyk advises clients across the commodity value chain including investors, producers, traders, processors and financial institutions in multiple jurisdictions. His areas of specialisation include structured trade and commodity finance, agricultural finance, acquisition finance, senior debt lending, syndicated lending and cross-border financing.

Lodewyk’s appointment further strengthens Norton Rose Group's global trade and commodity finance practice, following the appointment of Moscow-based partner Alexander Tsakoev earlier this year.

He was previously head of legal and compliance at Standard Chartered Bank Africa based in the United Arab Emirates. His experience includes advising on structured finance transactions in multiple jurisdictions in Africa, the Middle East and Asia and managing legal and regulatory risk for domestic and multinational financial services providers.

Rob Otty, managing director, Norton Rose South Africa, commented:
“We are very happy that Lodewyk will be joining our Johannesburg office. We are gaining one of the most highly regarded banking and finance lawyers in South Africa. His arrival significantly strengthens our banking practice and so continues our strong path of growth in South Africa.”

Riza Moosa, head of banking and finance Norton Rose South Africa, commented:
“Lodewyk is widely recognised as a leading trade and commodity finance lawyer in South Africa, which as a country with a strong commodities base is a major user of trade financing. The commodities market in Africa continues to expand and Lodewyk will play an important role in our practice not only here but also across our global trade and commodity practice.”

 

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