Banking and finance

With more than 800 lawyers situated in the world’s financial centers, our global banking and finance team has one of the longest histories of any law firm in the field, advising major banks, finance providers, export credit agencies, corporate and sovereign entities and other participants in the global banking and finance arena.

“Has an excellent breadth of experience relating to complex cross-border deals, with an exceptional track record on matters such as funds, loans, debt and acquisitions.” Chambers Global, 2019

We advise across the full spectrum of legal banking and finance matters, acting for parties ranging from multinational lenders to growth corporations. Clients depend on us for legal advice on day-to-day banking and finance issues for issuers, underwriters, borrowers and lenders, as well as for our leadership in complex, cross-border banking and finance transactions for some of the world’s most prominent financial institutions and corporations.

Our lawyers also are experienced in the full range of debt and equity transactions in the global capital markets, including standalone debt issuances, Sukuk, securitizations, covered, convertible, exchangeable, taxable and tax-exempt bonds, MTN/CP programs, structured products, equity-linked issuances and Public-Private Partnerships (PPP).

Our areas of work include

  • Acquisition finance and corporate lending
  • Agency finance
  • Asset-based lending
  • Asset finance
  • Bankruptcy, restructuring and insolvency
  • Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies (DLT)
  • Capital markets
  • Dispute resolution and litigation
  • Islamic finance
  • Projects and project finance
  • Public and government finance
  • Real estate
  • Structured trade and commodity finance
  • Structured finance
  • Transport finance, including aviation, shipping and rail

Awards and accolades

  • Chambers Global, Africa-wide: Banking & Finance (Band 1), Chambers and Partners, 2019
  • Chambers Global, South Africa: Banking & Finance, Chambers and Partners, 2019
  • IFLR 1000, South Africa: Banking, Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, 2019
  • Legal 500 EMEA, South Africa: Banking & Finance, The Legal 500, 2019

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