Banking & Finance

We advise and provide support on domestic and cross-border transactions in numerous areas ranging from acquisition finance and project finance (including infrastructure) to structure and trade finance.

Our team provides regulatory and compliance advice to banks and financial institutions, helping them from formation to operations and dealings. We regularly intervene on behalf of local and international banks, development finance and other financial institutions, corporate lenders, investment funds, project sponsors, operators, borrowers, guarantors and governmental and international organisations.

We offer expertise in various sectors and industries including expertise in energy, real estate, hospitality, infrastructure, private equity, telecommunications and technology.

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Recent Matters

  • Advised a leading local bank in relation to the financing of a major African telecommunications group in Africa.

  • Assisted in structuring debt funding for the acquisition of a floating dock and the construction of a docking quay in Durban harbour.
  • Advised a major European development bank in the structuring of “green” financing offered by banks.

  • Advised international development banks in the financing of the first wind farm project in Mauritius at a value of USD 65 million.
  • Assisted in the financing of an international group involved in gold production with four operating mines (two in Nicaragua, one in the Philippines and one in Namibia) and a strong portfolio of development and exploration assets in Nicaragua, Mali, Burkina Faso and Colombia.