Adnaan Kariem

Adnaan Kariem


Adnaan Kariem is a Director in our Finance & Banking practice. He specialises in corporate finance (debt and equity finance), project finance and projects, investment management related matters and financial services law. Adnaan structures and negotiates the transactions in his field, drafts the necessary agreements and attends to regulatory matters.

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Adnaan began his career as a Candidate Attorney at Hofmeyr Herbstein and Gihwala (now Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) in 1998. He was promoted to Associate, then Senior Associate and became a Director in 2005.

  • Acts for lenders and borrowers, and advises them as to funding structures, risks and security arrangements.
  • Acts for financial services providers (including business divisions of financial services providers such as their private equity funds) and advises them as to funding structures, risks, security arrangements and related regulatory matters.
  • Acts for investment managers and companies in respect of project finance transactions in infrastructure development, covering the entire spectrum of transactions including loan and security transactions, commercial development transactions and business sale transactions.
  • Acts for companies in the financial services sector in respect of compliance with financial services laws.
  • Practical Law CompanyPLC Which Lawyer? 2011 and 2012 recommended Adnaan in Finance and Banking.


  • BA (Law) LLB, University of the Western Cape
  • LLM (Company Law and Tax Law), University of Cape Town
  • Year of admission as an attorney: 1999
  • Registered with the Legal Practice Council