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Bowmans

Banking & Finance

3 ranked lawyersBand 2South AfricaGlobal 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Well-known group that undertakes a wide range of financial mandates incorporating acquisition finance, loan agreements and debt restructurings, as well as offering regulatory advice. Its diverse expertise includes sector-specific knowledge of the mining, telecoms, tourism and real estate industries. It represents a broad range of banking and financial clients across the African continent, and has experience featuring in complex deals involving numerous parties. Singled out for its prevalence acting on behalf of borrowers, in addition to its lender-side practice.

Work highlights

Acted for FirstRand Bank and Nedbank on the refinancing of the existing ZAR12.5 billion debt package for Tsogo Sun Gaming.

Notable practitioners

Jan Kruger is a "very experienced" lawyer who is valued by clients for his ability to "provide solid and consistent advice under extreme conditions." He is active assisting with construction and acquisition financing, as well as restructuring.

Clients regard Mark Kyle highly and comment that he is "able to instantly draw on sound technical expertise but is also highly commercial in his approach," being "able to defend his clients' interests and get contentious transactions over the line while at all times remaining civil, decent and friendly."

Ulrike Naumann is appreciated by her clients for her "hands-on" approach. She advises a number of the country's major banking institutions on financing and refinancing transactions.

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Overview

We have experience across the spectrum of finance matters from bank finance to project finance, debt capital markets and restructuring. We handle many of the largest and most complex financings, debt restructurings and work-outs and are often involved in the development of sophisticated financial products.

We specialise in complex domestic and cross-border finance transactions and have extensive knowledge of leveraged and acquisition finance, structured finance, capital markets, project and real estate finance, derivatives, securitisation, preference share finance, subordinated debt and insolvency and restructuring.

Our expertise extends to bilateral and syndicated loans, guarantee and security issues and regulatory matters including the establishment of banks and the carrying on of lending and investment banking activities within sub-Saharan Africa.

Our depth of expertise enables us to provide advice across the entire capital structure of a transaction (from working capital facilities to hedging; equity financing to mezzanine debt).

Some of our lawyers are admitted as solicitors in England and Wales allowing us to provide seamless advice on English law governed financings in the region.

We act for corporate borrowers; corporate, commercial and investment banks and other financial institutions; trust companies and funds; and State-owned entities, regulatory bodies and governments. In recent times, we have also acted for insolvency and business rescue practitioners.

Members

Campbell, Louise

Hirsch, Patrick

Janks, Joshua

Kern, Kirsten

Khoza, Francisco

Kruger, Jan

Kyle, Mark

Modika, Phetole

Naumann, Ulrike

van Heerden, Casper

Wilkinson, Jason

Clients

Absa Bank

First Rand Bank Limited

Harith

Helios Credit Partners

HSBC Bank plc

Investec Asset Management

Kleoss Capital

Nedbank Limited

Old Mutual Specialised Finance Proprietary Limited

Rand Merchant Bank Limited

Royal Bafokeng Platinum

South African Airways

Standard Bank of South Africa

Steinhoff (Pty) Limited

Industries

Aerospace & Defence

Banks

Chemicals

Commercial and Professional Services

Construction & Materials

Consumer Product Manufacturing

Education

Energy

Financial Services

Food & Drink Producers

Government

Healthcare

Insurance

Mining & Metals

Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences

Real Estate Finance

Retail

Telecommunications

Transportation

Banking & Finance

Bowmans

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Location

11 Alice Lane

Sandton

P O Box 785812

Johannesburg

Gauteng

South Africa

2146

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

South Africa

Banking & Finance


Jan Kruger
Band 4
Mark Kyle
Band 4
Ulrike Naumann
Band 3