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Danny Andropoulos
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Danny Andropoulos was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Danny Andropoulos

Werksmans Attorneys
  • Location:
    Sandton, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Brigette Baillie
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Brigette Baillie was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Brigette Baillie

  • Location:
    Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Banking and Finance Law Project Finance and Development Practice Regulatory Practice
Anton Barnes-Webb
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Anton Barnes-Webb was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Anton Barnes-Webb

Bowmans
  • Location:
    Sandton, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Project Finance and Development Practice Corporate Law Banking and Finance Law
John Bellew
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John Bellew was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

John Bellew

Bowmans
  • Location:
    Sandton, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Private Equity Law Private Funds Banking and Finance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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  • Location:
    Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Regulatory Practice Project Finance and Development Practice
Jessica Blumenthal
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Jessica Blumenthal was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Jessica Blumenthal

ENSafrica
  • Location:
    Cape Town, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Structured Finance Law Banking and Finance Law
Stephen Boikanyo
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Stephen Boikanyo was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Stephen Boikanyo

Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • Location:
    Sandton, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
Anina Boshoff
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Anina Boshoff was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Anina Boshoff

ENSafrica
  • Location:
    Sandton, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Project Finance and Development Practice Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Sandton, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Structured Finance Law Capital Markets Law Banking and Finance Law
Anthony Colegrave
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Anthony Colegrave was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Anthony Colegrave

Allen & Overy LLP
  • Location:
    Sandton, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
Karen Couzyn
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Karen Couzyn was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Karen Couzyn

Webber Wentzel
  • Location:
    Sandton, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Capital Markets Law
Willem de Villiers
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Willem de Villiers was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Willem de Villiers

Glyn Marais Inc.
  • Location:
    Sandton, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Wildu du Plessis
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Wildu du Plessis was awarded 2020 "Lawyer of the Year" in Elasticsearch.PracticeArea

Wildu du Plessis

Baker McKenzie LLP
  • Location:
    Sandton, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Insolvency and Reorganization Law Structured Finance Law Capital Markets Law
Michael Duncan
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Michael Duncan was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Michael Duncan

Allen & Overy LLP
  • Location:
    Sandton, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
Scott Edmundson
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Scott Edmundson was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Scott Edmundson

Webber Wentzel
  • Location:
    Sandton, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Aviation Law Banking and Finance Law
Biddy Faber
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  • Location:
    Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Public Finance Law Banking and Finance Law Project Finance and Development Practice
Khurshid Fazel
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Khurshid Fazel was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Khurshid Fazel

Webber Wentzel
  • Location:
    Sandton, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
Kelle Gagné
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Kelle Gagné was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Kelle Gagné

ENSafrica
  • Location:
    Cape Town, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
Steven Gamble
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Steven Gamble was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Steven Gamble

Covington & Burling LLP
  • Location:
    Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
Richard Glyn
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Richard Glyn was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Richard Glyn

Glyn Marais Inc.
  • Location:
    Sandton, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Corporate Law Structured Finance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Banking and Finance Law
Sandanathi Gwina
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Sandanathi Gwina was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Sandanathi Gwina

Gwina Attorneys
  • Location:
    Sandton, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
Bradley Harber
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Bradley Harber was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Bradley Harber

ENSafrica
  • Location:
    Sandton, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Asset Finance Law
Patrick Hirsch
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Patrick Hirsch was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Patrick Hirsch

Bowmans
  • Location:
    Sandton, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
Andrew Hume
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Andrew Hume was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Andrew Hume

Falcon & Hume Inc.
  • Location:
    Sandton, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
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Sally Hutton was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Sally Hutton

Webber Wentzel
  • Location:
    Sandton, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Derivatives Corporate Law Banking and Finance Law Private Equity Law
Angela Itzikowitz
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Angela Itzikowitz was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Angela Itzikowitz

ENSafrica
  • Location:
    Sandton, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Corporate Law Project Finance and Development Practice
Adnaan Kariem
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Adnaan Kariem was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Adnaan Kariem

Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • Location:
    Cape Town, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
Bridget King
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Bridget King was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Bridget King

Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • Location:
    Sandton, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
Mark Kyle
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Mark Kyle was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Mark Kyle

Webber Wentzel
  • Location:
    Sandton, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
Sean Lederman
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Sean Lederman was awarded 2020 "Lawyer of the Year" in Elasticsearch.PracticeArea

Sean Lederman

ENSafrica
  • Location:
    Sandton, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Aviation Law Banking and Finance Law
Johan Loubser
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Johan Loubser was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Johan Loubser

ENSafrica
  • Location:
    Cape Town, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Private Equity Law Banking and Finance Law
Belinda Mapongwana
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Belinda Mapongwana was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Belinda Mapongwana

Mapongwana Attorneys Inc.
  • Location:
    Sandton, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
Lodewyk Meyer
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Lodewyk Meyer was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Lodewyk Meyer

Baker McKenzie LLP
  • Location:
    Sandton, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
Jackie Midlane
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Jackie Midlane was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Jackie Midlane

Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa, Inc.
  • Location:
    Gauteng, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Project Finance and Development Practice Banking and Finance Law
Riza Moosa
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Riza Moosa was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Riza Moosa

CMS RM Partners
  • Location:
    Sandton, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
Ulrike Naumann
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Ulrike Naumann was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Ulrike Naumann

Bowmans
  • Location:
    Sandton, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Capital Markets Law
Gavin Noeth
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Gavin Noeth was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Gavin Noeth

CMS RM Partners
  • Location:
    Sandton, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Project Finance and Development Practice Banking and Finance Law
Luyolo Poswa
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Luyolo Poswa was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Luyolo Poswa

Poswa Inc.
  • Location:
    Sandton, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
Richard Roothman
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Richard Roothman was awarded 2020 "Lawyer of the Year" in Elasticsearch.PracticeArea

Richard Roothman

Werksmans Attorneys
  • Location:
    Sandton, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Capital Markets Law Banking and Finance Law
Roger Rudolph
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Roger Rudolph was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Roger Rudolph

ENSafrica
  • Location:
    Cape Town, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Capital Markets Law Banking and Finance Law
Craig Saven
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Craig Saven was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Craig Saven

ENSafrica
  • Location:
    Sandton, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Structured Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Sandton, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Empowerment and Transformation Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Banking and Finance Law Corporate Law
Leigh Sedice
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Leigh Sedice was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Leigh Sedice

ENSafrica
  • Location:
    Cape Town, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
Lionel Shawe
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Lionel Shawe was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Lionel Shawe

Allen & Overy LLP
  • Location:
    Sandton, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Aviation Law Financial Institutions Derivatives Tax Law
Kathy Shepherd
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Kathy Shepherd was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Kathy Shepherd

Webber Wentzel
  • Location:
    Sandton, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
Ludwig Smith
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Ludwig Smith was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Ludwig Smith

Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • Location:
    Sandton, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
Pierre Swart
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Pierre Swart was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Pierre Swart

Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • Location:
    Sandton, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
Mervyn Taback
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Mervyn Taback was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Mervyn Taback

Tabacks
  • Location:
    Parktown, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Mining Law Corporate Law Banking and Finance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Kevin Trudgeon
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Kevin Trudgeon was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Kevin Trudgeon

Werksmans Attorneys
  • Location:
    Sandton, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Banking and Finance Law
Jason van der Poel
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Jason van der Poel was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Jason van der Poel

Webber Wentzel
  • Location:
    Sandton, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Project Finance and Development Practice
Clinton van Loggerenberg
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Clinton van Loggerenberg was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Clinton van Loggerenberg

ENSafrica
  • Location:
    Cape Town, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Capital Markets Law
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  • Location:
    Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
Stephen von Schirnding
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Stephen von Schirnding was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Stephen von Schirnding

ENSafrica
  • Location:
    Sandton, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Structured Finance Law
Daryn Webb
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Daryn Webb was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Daryn Webb

Bowmans
  • Location:
    Sandton, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
Hermann Wessels
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Hermann Wessels was awarded 2020 "Lawyer of the Year" in Elasticsearch.PracticeArea

Hermann Wessels

ENSafrica
  • Location:
    Cape Town, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Structured Finance Law Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Sandton, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
Deon Wilken
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Deon Wilken was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Deon Wilken

Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • Location:
    Sandton, South Africa
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law

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Practice Area Definition

Banking and Finance Law Definition

Banking and finance law addresses the organisation, operation, and regulatory compliance of banks, bank-holding companies, and other financial institutions. This includes the negotiation, documentation, and completion of the transactions they engage in as part of their core business.

Examples of typical banking and finance transactions include secured or unsecured lending transactions (such as asset finance, acquisition finance, and general corporate lending transactions); the issuance of debt instruments on the capital markets (including short- and medium-term note and bond issuances and securitisation transactions); the issuance of fixed or variable rate preference shares; unlisted derivative transactions (such as swaps and repurchase transactions); and securities lending. 

In addition, banking and finance lawyers advise on the terms of financial products and services (such as bank deposits, electronic banking, payment products, cash sweeping services, custody services, and asset management services). In addition, banking and finance lawyers advise banks and other financial institutions on compliance with regulatory matters (such as requirements relating to capital structure and prudential investment limits, and the protection of customer personal information.

Lawyers who practise in this area in South Africa require specific knowledge or the laws:

  • regulating the financial sector (such as the Banks Act, the JSE Debt Listing Requirements, the Financial Markets Act, the Long-term Insurance Act, and the Pension Funds Act)
  • protecting consumers (such as the National Credit Act and the Consumer Protection Act)
  • regulating companies, insolvency, and business rescue
  • affecting the validity and enforcement of contractual and security rights
  • affecting cross-border transactions
  • imposing taxes
  • imposing exchange control requirements

Lawyers may act for lenders, investors in debt instruments or preference shares, borrowers, issuers of debt instruments and preference shares, arrangers, underwriters, security providers, trustees, business rescue practitioners, or liquidators.

Depending on a client's requirements, the documents used for transactions are based on the bank's standard-form documents, the template documents suggested by the Loan Market Association, the master documents of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, and the International Securities Lending Association or the law firm's preferred documentation.

Given the increasing importance of the "shadow banking sector", the banking and finance departments of corporate law firms in South Africa also typically include specialists who provide legal services to asset managers, collective investments schemes and the investment consultants to pension funds, insurers, and family offices.

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Banking and finance law addresses the organisation, operation, and regulatory compliance of banks, bank-holding companies, and other financial institutions. This includes the negotiation, documentation, and completion of the transactions they engage in as part of their core business.

Examples of typical banking and finance transactions include secured or unsecured lending transactions (such as asset finance, acquisition finance, and general corporate lending transactions); the issuance of debt instruments on the capital markets (including short- and medium-term note and bond issuances and securitisation transactions); the issuance of fixed or variable rate preference shares; unlisted derivative transactions (such as swaps and repurchase transactions); and securities lending. 

In addition, banking and finance lawyers advise on the terms of financial products and services (such as bank deposits, electronic banking, payment products, cash sweeping services, custody services, and asset management services). In addition, banking and finance lawyers advise banks and other financial institutions on compliance with regulatory matters (such as requirements relating to capital structure and prudential investment limits, and the protection of customer personal information.

Lawyers who practise in this area in South Africa require specific knowledge or the laws:

  • regulating the financial sector (such as the Banks Act, the JSE Debt Listing Requirements, the Financial Markets Act, the Long-term Insurance Act, and the Pension Funds Act)
  • protecting consumers (such as the National Credit Act and the Consumer Protection Act)
  • regulating companies, insolvency, and business rescue
  • affecting the validity and enforcement of contractual and security rights
  • affecting cross-border transactions
  • imposing taxes
  • imposing exchange control requirements

Lawyers may act for lenders, investors in debt instruments or preference shares, borrowers, issuers of debt instruments and preference shares, arrangers, underwriters, security providers, trustees, business rescue practitioners, or liquidators.

Depending on a client's requirements, the documents used for transactions are based on the bank's standard-form documents, the template documents suggested by the Loan Market Association, the master documents of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, and the International Securities Lending Association or the law firm's preferred documentation.

Given the increasing importance of the "shadow banking sector", the banking and finance departments of corporate law firms in South Africa also typically include specialists who provide legal services to asset managers, collective investments schemes and the investment consultants to pension funds, insurers, and family offices.