- Significant Matters
We advise financial institutions and the financial services sector in general on the legal and regulatory aspects of banking, financial services, investment management, investment funds, insurance, pensions and medical aids. This extends to specialist advice on structured products and derivatives (including ‘over-the-counter’ derivative products).
Our multi-talented lawyers are highly regarded for their excellence, broad experience and versatility. We work on difficult, demanding and innovative local and international deals and provide the highest quality of service to all types of clients including leading local and international financial institutions, corporate and investment banks, corporates, state-owned entities, regulatory bodies and governments.
Our expertise includes the establishment of banks, financial services providers and various financial institutions and the carrying out of lending and investment banking activities within Sub-Saharan Africa.
In South Africa, we have well-established relationships with the South African Reserve Bank Prudential Authority, the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) and the National Credit Regulator, among others, and often interact with them on a wide range of matters for the benefit of our clients.
We regularly advise a broad range of clients on all aspects of South African regulatory work as it pertains to banking regulation and financial services, including advising domestic and foreign banks, fund managers, portfolio managers, credit providers, pension funds, pension fund administrators, medical aid schemes and medical aid administrators, stock brokers and more recently, digital platform financial service providers (fintech firms).
Chambers and Partners, 2022
‘well equipped to advise on the full gamut of transactional and regulatory mandates’
‘Its diverse expertise includes sector-specific knowledge of the mining, telecoms, tourism and real estate industries’
IFRL 1000, 2020
‘a quality firm providing a quality service’
Legal 500, 2021
‘very knowledgeable in banking and finance regulations in both Kenya and the rest of East Africa’