Our Debt Capital Markets practitioners

serve as legal counsel to South Africa's major banking groups and a number of major international banks.

Groundbreaking Matters

Debt Capital Markets

We serve as legal counsel to South Africa's major banking groups and a number of major international banks. We are often mandated to advise on banks' lending arrangements and compliance with the South African banking and financial services regulatory framework.

Our mandate for foreign banks at times extends to advising on the establishment of representative offices in South Africa and related aspects of the regulatory framework.

We also advise borrowers from the public and private sector, and many financial services providers and other organisations that have direct and indirect interests in lending arrangements. These organisations include asset managers, developmental finance institutions, private equity funds, insurance underwriters, rating agencies, security trusts and guarantors.

Our services include:

  • Commercial paper programmes and private placements.
  • Bonds.
  • Domestic medium term notes.
  • Updating or supplementing of these progammes.
  • Securitisation.
  • Preference shares and other debt instruments.
  • Chambers Global 2013–2017 ranked our Finance and Banking practice in Band 1 for capital markets: equity and Band 2 for capital markets:
    debt.
  • Chambers Global 2017 ranked our practice in Band 2 for banking & finance.
  • Chambers Global 2016 ranked our practice in Band 3 for banking & finance.
  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2009–2016 ranked our practice in Tier 2 for banking and finance.
  • IFLR1000 2016–2017 ranked our practice in Tier 2 for banking and project finance.
  • IFLR1000 2014–2017 ranked our practice in Tier 2 for capital markets.