- Significant Matters
Our debt capital markets (DCM) team is regarded as one of the strongest in the South African financial space. This is borne out by the impressive mandates that we secure both locally and internationally.
We are recognised for providing exceptional legal and transactional advice in this specialist area of law. Our expertise in stand-alone bond issues, domestic medium term note programmes, domestic issuances, inward listings, structured products, secured note programmes, secured note issuances and convertible bonds is particularly renowned.
We are differentiated in the South African market by our in-depth knowledge of the regulatory framework, which extends to exchange control; our relationships with the JSE, Strate and the South African Reserve Bank’s (SARB’s) Financial Surveillance Department; and for acting as South African counsel in respect of global/ euro medium term note programmes (regulation S and rule 144A issues). Members of our team sit on the JSE Listing Advisory Committee and on the Executive Committee of the South African Securitisation Forum.
Our practical and innovative approach to each transaction ensures that we deliver clear and concise solutions that enable our clients to conclude their transactions successfully.
We are active in several African jurisdictions in addition to those in which we are located, including Botswana, Ghana, Namibia, Nigeria and Zambia.
Our clients include banks, financial institutions, corporates, state-owned entities, municipalities and governments.
Our Specialist Services
- Standalone bond issues
- Domestic medium term note programmes and notes issuances
- Commercial paper programmes and commercial paper issuances
- Structured products
- Secured note programmes
- Inward listings
- Convertible bonds
- DCM regulatory advice
Chambers and Partners, 2022
‘fields a deep bench of experienced lawyers with an outstanding reputation in both debt and equity capital markets’
‘frequently assists major regional and international financial institutions with high-value note programmes and bond issuances’
‘regularly acts as counsel to bookrunners and underwriters, and provides counsel on regulatory developments concerning the Johannesburg Stock Exchange’
Legal 500, 2021
‘frequently cited as a market leader in banking, finance and capital markets’
‘has certainly set the pace in capital markets, fintech, structured trade and commodities finance, and project finance, though its extensive and rounded abilities should not be overlooked’