• Acted for Old Mutual in their demutualisation.
  • Formed South Africa's first collateralised bond obligation fund (known as Kiwane).
  • Acted for Steinhoff International Holdings in the issue of Euro denominated convertible bonds (deal value approximately R3 billion).
  • Restructuring the debt of Blue Financial Services which involved renegotiating the terms of approximately R1,2 billion worth of debt owed by Blue Financial Services to twelve different lenders.
  • Funding agreements between:
  • RMB and Life Healthcare for funding in excess of R3 billion.
  • Standard Bank and Old Mutual Finance for R1 billion.
  • Investec and Royal Bafokeng Holdings for preference share funding of R500 million.
  • The formation of the Housing Impact Fund South Africa, a private equity and debt fund, whose committed capital is R9,150 billion.
  • Chambers Global 2012–2020 ranked Ludwig in Band 1 for banking and finance and in Band 3 for tax.
  • Legal 500 EMEA 2017-2020 listed Ludwig as a 'leading individual' for banking and finance and recommended him for tax. In 2013–2015 he was recommended for banking and finance, and tax.
  • Who's Who Legal 2017 identified Ludwig as a leading lawyer in Banking: Regulatory.
  • Who’s Who Legal 2011 identified Ludwig as a leading lawyer in Banking: Finance and Corporate Tax: Advisory. Ludwig Smith has been named a leading lawyer by Who's Who Legal: Corporate Tax – Advisory for 2017 and 2018.
  • Ludwig Smith has been named one of the world’s leading Banking lawyers by Who’s Who Legal: Banking 2018.

Education

  • B.Com, LLB, University of the Witwatersrand
  • HDip (Company Law)
  • Year of admission: 1982
  • Enrolled with the Legal Practice Council